Weekly Workout Log


Tuesday- Ran for 1 hour, 3.75 miles, 657 calories






Friday, October 30, 2009

Deep Thoughts

Obviously, its been a few days since I posted, although that post WAS awesome, I've been doing that a lot lately, posting only like 2 or 3 times a week. Not necessarily a bad thing, just a fact, although I would like to get back to posting every day. Just lately I've been drawing a blank, haven't been able to think of much interesting stuff to talk about.

Anyways, I was looking through blogs, and came across one that Jack Sh*t did a couple days ago, about regrets, and it really hit home. Heres a little piece of it:

English writer and clergyman Sydney Smith once said “Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.”

Being young, I haven't lived enough to have many regrets, and for the most part I enjoy my life, other than the being over weight thing which is being worked on. But on those times that I do find myself thinking "what if it had happened differently?" its always things I didn't do. Not to get into too much personal, and entertaining detail, but like the time I surprised this incredibly beautiful girl with flowers (somehow she knew they were from me, even though I didnt leave my name) then chickened out and didnt even make an attempt to ask her to Prom. There are many examples of funny stories like that. Years down the road, when I'm reflecting on my life, what will I end up regretting, and will I look back at myself right at this very moment in time, and regret that I couldnt wake myself up and make my life healthier now.

I definitely do not want to look back on my "glory days" only to find out that I didn't have any. Its for that reason that I need to get ahold of the situation, improve it, and take control of my life. Take control and steer it in the direction I want.

Take Control..... I think thats my new motto.

P.S. I love how sometimes I don't even have a goal in mind, and then the words just start coming out.

Monday, October 26, 2009

WOW (weigh-in 10-26)

Its been a while, hasnt it? Sorry I havent posted in almost a week, I think sense Tuesday. I've had an absolutely ridiculous week at work. The guy I work with was sick all week, so I had to do basically twice as much work as I usually do, all physical of course, and I ended up sleeping less than usual too. And as a result, by the time I got home, I was too exhausted to workout or blog. Since I didn't workout at all, I was pretty much expecting to gain alittle weight this week. But I suppose that I was active enough, and did a decent enough job of eating, because...........

WEIGH-IN 10-26-09

229.2 lbs -- 1.2 lbs lost.


In case you cant read multiple letters, and believe me, its messing with my eyes at the moment, lol, that said F I N A L L Y. It took me forever and a week, but I finally broke 230. Sitting here today, I am currently two tenths of a pound (.2) heavier than I was in the first couple week of 2008. I'm really not sure I can describe how happy I am at this very moment. I'm also determined.

Determined to kick some butt this week. And to not mess up and let myself get back over 230. Not this week, or next month, or ever.

Now I suppose to hard work begins, not just working out, but catching up on a weeks worth of blogs from all the awesome people who inspire me. Heres hoping that tomorrows post is as happy as todays.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Tomorrow, I'm running.

Remember? I said that last night. And......................

I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to fit in a run this afternoon, and I knew I'd be watching Biggest Loser tonight, so I was worried about being to do it. But then something happened, I ran out the door slightly after 10am. It was cold and ugly outside, thankfully it didnt rain today, but I did it, I was cold, the air was really cold, it was in like the low 50's. It was kinda odd, at least to me, sweating in the cold, it was different. I'm not used to doing stuff outside when its cold, I am NOT a winter person, not in the least, I'm only really accustomed to sweating in the warmth of sunshine.

But regardless of weather, I got my run in. It felt pretty good. I was actually a little surprised because my legs felt terrific, I didn't really do much stretching, but I didn't have any calf or shin tightness. It was pretty damn cool. Did just under 2.5 miles, 40 minutes, burned 425 calories.

If you watch The Biggest Loser, you may have noticed at the end of tonights show, when they were showing how much progress Dina has made, they mentioned that she had completed her first half-marathon, and was training for a full marathon. On that show, they seem to always be doing marathons and stuff. I want to do at least a half marathon this coming summer. But I don't know exactly how to go about ramping up my mileage. When I go on my runs, I run some and I walk some, but the ratio doesn't really seem to be improving all that much. I'm not sure if I should go for longer distances, or shorter ones.

You see, in my fitness history, I've done a lot of weight lifting. Thats fairly simply, lift this much weight enough times, and you'll be able to lift more. But over that time, even when I was a high school athlete, I never paid much attention to cardio. I've always hated running, done what I could to avoid it. So, as a result, I really don't know anything about running, and I don't really know how to get better at it. Hmmmm maybe I'll get a book or something. Has anyone read, or done, ChiRunning??? I was reading about it today and it sounds interesting.

Anywho, I hope you all are doing well on your journeys.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Weigh-In 10-19-09

230.4 lbs-- up .2 lbs.

I thought I was gonna gain more than a pound, so I guess I'm not overly disappointed with a tiny gain, although its still a gain. With the whole car thing, and the sick thing, I didnt really workout all week. Luckily I had a super active weekend at work, making up for missing Friday sick, so I probably made up for a bit of the lack of exercise.

Tomorrow, I'm running. No excuses, no getting out of it. Tomorrow, I'm running.

Wanna talk about stress. Two weeks and one day from today is our (meaning mine and my girlfriend) 4th anniversary, and I don't know what I'm doing. Well, WE don't know what WE'RE doing, but still. She wants to go to the movies and dinner, but I cant see what movies are coming out, lol............... Now she is asking for your advice? Personally, I've never celebrated a 4th anniversary before, nor has she, so we're in kind of unknown territory (or as she calls it "in a pickle"). Haha. So if any of you married folk, or those in long term relationships, would like to chime in with a suggestion, or any tips, tricks, hints, etc, it would be deeply appreciated, by the both of us.

Anyways yeah, I'm running tomorrow.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Well well

Thanks for the concern Mrs Chris. It seems that I may have a bit of a "prematurity" problem, I thnk I might've gotten a little ahead of myself last night. Seeing as how I woke up today feeling fine, absolutely fine, even the chest feels like nothing is wrong. I'm gonna kinda keep an eye on it for the next few days and if anything feels off then I'll make my way to a doctor. But like I said, thank you very much for the concern, it means a lot that someone who wouldn't even be at risk of me contaminating them would care enough to urge me to the doctor, thank you.

Like I said last night, if I felt better I'd get a workout in. I didn't make it up to the gym, but I did get in a nice little strength workout right here in front of the Angels/Yankees game, which by the way is currently in the bottom of the 13th tied at 3, awesome game, HOLY CRAP wildish throw, Yankees win, BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, I hate the Yankees......... ANYWAYS, I got in a bit of a workout at home, nothing complex, some legs and a lot of abs.

I wanna quickly mention two exercises.

1) Single-leg squat--- I'm pretty sure I've mentioned on here that I like single leg squats, and other similar exercises, but this is a new variation, one that I'm not sure if I've done before. So you get into position to do a one legged squat, all your weight on (ta daaa) 1 leg, it helps to go slowly to maintain balance, take the leg that you arent standing on, and very slowly cross it over your thigh, like you're sitting in a chair. Obviously this takes a lot of flexibility, and it actually a pretty good stretch in and of itself, so if you arent flexible enough, work on it and do normal S-L squats in the meantime. Squat as deep as you can, while maintaining good form and balance, and do as many as you can manage, tonight I only managed about 3 or 4 on each leg, and my legs are feeling it. Stop once you can't maintain form. Going slowly helps balance, but innevitably, you will get wobbly and need to stop, thats fine, its not like you're trying to impress anyone right? Stop, take a few deep breaths, and try again.

2) Uhmm, I dont know what to call it. Its a really simple ab exercise, if you can even call it an exercise, just do it, you'll see what I mean. Lie on your back, legs an arms both fully extended, if you want you can even stretch first, just try to reach your arms and legs as far as you possibly can, it feels really good. Now relax your body, take breath, and suck your bellybutton in. Dont try to flex your abs, instead, try to visualize that theres a string tied to your bellybutton (BB from now on) and you're trying to pull it down to your spine. Pull your BB down as far as you can, hold it for 5 seconds, relax and breath. In all honesty, this is a very difficult exercise to do while breathing, so breath between reps, and by all means, don't suffocate yourself. This isn't a particularly strenuous exercise, it focuses mainly on your secondary/interiour ab muscles, ones that you arent going to see externally, but that can help to make your core tighter. This is the type of exercise that you can do whenever, I know I've spent a lot of time bored at work or watching tv or whatever doing it, it can be a way to pass time lol. Just have some fun with it, and see if you can feel it.

Am I overly "descriptive"? Because I've noticed that what I mean to be short instructions tend to end up pretty long. Hmmmm......... I guess if it bugs you then let me know and I'll work on it.

I've been thinking about maybe changing up the blog a little, maybe doing like....... regular features? Like "flat ab friday" where I'd give several good ab exercises, or "tone-up tuesday" where I'd give a full body workout. Something along those lines, just something to spice it up a bit. Any ideas or suggestions??? Pitch me on what you'd like to see on here.

Friday, October 16, 2009


First let me say, apparently I was a little, or a lot, premature. The challenge is still on.

Okay, so last night I laid down to bed at about 10:50 pm. At 11:30 I woke up coughing, and promptly kept coughing, and coughing, and coughing. The coughing was hurting my throat, it was even making me nausious (sp?). So I wake up this morning, at 4 am for work, still feeling kinda sick to my stomach, and I decide to stay home. Ended up sleeping until about 8am which was nice. I'm definitely feeling better than I was, but my chest is like......tight. It sorta reminds me of back in June when I got that flare up of asthma, except I'm not really wheezing. But it does feel sorta like theres a weight on my chest. Swine Flu? I don't think so. But it was really weird how I went to bed feeling fine, and woke up 40 minutes later feeling like shit.

Anywhoo, hopefully I'm feeling better tomorrow, I cant really afford to miss another day of work. And if I am feeling better, I thnk I'll do a little time on the recumbant bike, that or maybe a light strength workout, something that will give me a decent workout, but not require me to breath particularly hard. It sucks, but no running when my chest hurts.

Hmmmmm, now that I think of it, I've been hot pretty much all day long. I dont know if its just a coincidence because its a few degrees warmer today then it has been recently lately. But either way, I've been opening windows or doors all day. Okay, now I'm freaking myself out a little, lol............ I'm actually not sure how serious I'm being about that. Basically, I'm just hoping that I wake up in the morning feeling way better than I do today and I can put everything behind me and get back up and running. Lets see how it goes, mmmmk?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Thats mystical speak for, good news and bad news.

Bad News- Sitting and stressing all day trying to figure out how to get the car back. And I didnt get a workout in.

Good News- We got the car tonight, so hopefully it'll be back to normal tomorrow. And even better, my girlfriend said she wants to go with me to the gym tomorrow night, hopefully she'll help me not come up with some lame ass excuse.

And I'd like to take this opportunity to say a word to one Mr. Jack Sh*t. It seems that you may be, at least, in the neighborhood of your goal. That is completely awesome and I'd like to congratulate you. If it is indeed the case that you've met your goal, then I will officially cede our challenge and award you the victory. Maybe one of these days I'll be in your neck of the woods, and maybe I'll challenge you to a race, if I win, you can take me to a basketball game, if you win........ you can take me to a basketball game. In any case, good job on everything you've done, and everything you will do. And don't forget, my friend, that you are awesome. Keep up the awesomeness, no matter how little you happen to be.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Late Weigh-In

Well, not so much a late weigh-in, seeing as how I did it yesterday morning, as much as a late post, but oh well, same difference.

230.6 lbs-- no change from last week.

This was an odd sensation. I was hoping to get a good weigh-in and break 230, but I'm not really disappointed. The weird thing is, I'm pretty amused. I've had this scale for almost 2 years, and I've never been the exact same weight twice in a row before. And like I said, I find it pretty amusing. But enough with the funny stuff, I gotta get back on track this week.

I haven't had a good last week or so, with the whole car being messed up thing, I've been super stressed. And for me, stress does not equal exercise. Today was actually a pretty shitty day, and not in the good, Jack Sh*tty, way. First, I'm totally broke, so we won't be able to get the car back from the mechanic until Thursday, which might make it kind of difficult to get to work on Thursday, although I'm not completely sure about that yet. And secondly, my girlfriend found out that C-Tran, the local public trasnit authority type thing, doesn't have the phone that, she thinks, she left on the bus last night, so she's going to have to come up with money to get a new phone, probably won't be able to until she gets her next pay check. Not a good day at all.

And now to make it even better, actually its not even imporant, at the moment I can barely keep my eyes open. So in other words, I'll wrap it up quick.

Hey Chris, I hope that you liked the ab workout. I believe towel was the word I was looking for, but it ended up coming out as "rolled up sock", I dont even know where that came from, hahaha. I was thinking that p90x looks kinda fun, as does the one I mentioned the other night, and if I could find it for a decent price I'd even look into buying it. I like "athletic" type training, and alternative stuff, more than I like just running on a treadmill. Theres actually a Mixed Martial Arts training place like a block from my house, I really wanna go to it, but I'm also broke, lol. Hope you are doing well.

Hello, and thank you, to the new commentors, and I'm glad you liked the exercises as well.

Now, I'm gonna go lay down and let myself drift soundly into a nice deep sleep.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


No, my week hasn't been insane, just my average busy week of work that led me to not workout too much. Although it didnt help that a lack of vehicle led me to depend on other people for a ride and kinda messed up my schedule. I will say though, that I totally love getting to work at 6 instead of 5. I've never really went to do detail about my job, quite honestly because I'm somewhat ashamed of myself that I have the job I do instead of a fitness job, but that will come in due time. But my schedule is weird, I work at a truck company, the same one my dad works at, I detail/clean semi trucks, and on weekends I clean the office as well. My dad starts work at 5 am, so we leave at like 4:20 every morning, since I dont have a car or anything, but since I work outside (in trucks) I can't really get anything accomplished before the sun comes up, so when we get there I sleep from 5 until normally around 7 or 7:30 then I start work. Its a really odd sleep schedule that really messes me up, the last few days, since we've got there at 6, and I've got about another hour of sleep before we left, I haven't really slept, maybe just dozed off for a few minutes here and there, and I have to say, I like it WAYYYYYY better. Unfortunately, I'll be paying a few hundred dollars to get my dad's car fixed in the next couple days, I'll be back to my normal schedule. Can't you detect my enthusiasm??? lol

Anyways, I digress. The reason I titled this post INSANITY, is not because I am insane, that is debatable. I am currently watching a new informercial, or at least one I've never seen before, for a fitness program called INSANITY. I figured it would be kind of like p90x, and I suppose it sort of looks like that, tons of pics of people who were already in pretty good shape getting completely ripped in 60 days after this "fitness expert" 's boot camp thing. It looks pretty fun: athletic, lots of activity, plyometrics, all that kind of stuff. This one guy giving a testimonial mentioned how, on his first day, he was really "feeling the burn", sweating up a storm, when about 10 minutes into the workout the trainer said "okay thats the end of the warm up" and he was already exhausted, but after a few weeks it was actually a warm-up for him, i.e. it didnt exhaust him anymore.

This reminded me of the S.A.Q. (speed, agility, quickness) class I took when I was in school, it was one of my favorite classes of the entire fitness trainer program I did. As the name implies, the class is designed for athletes, by the teacher who has been a strength and conditioning coach for major colleges and pro teams, to increase their explosiveness, speed, agility, etc. I'll be honest, when I first started the class I wasn't in overly great shape, way better than I am now, but definitely by no means an athlete. And when we first started I was exhausted after the warm up, but like the guy in the video after a few weeks I could do it with no problem. That class was so fun, we did all kinds of, what I consider to be, unconventional stuff. The teacher had a big thing for rhythym, we'd do stuff like we'd all line up across the basketball court, and we'd have to skip across the court, in a straight line, with our feet hitting the ground at the exact same time, when we could actually do it, it sounded pretty cool. We did, or tried to do, a can-can line, you know like the Rockettes do, that was funny because a lot of people couldnt do it. And we also did a lot of jump roping, we'd do regular jump roping, we'd have to hop side to side and front to back while jumping, skip, run all kinds of stuff. He'd make us run around the basketball while skipping rope frontwards, then we'd have to try to run forward while skipping the rope backwards, incase that doesnt sound crazy, its extremely hard, I don't think I ever managed to do it. Anyways, I'm rambling now. But I guess the point is, I had a shit load of fun in that class, I took it twice. Once in the fall quarter, at my school we had quarters not semesters, and then again in the spring. It was cool because in the spring the teacher, who also taught several other fitness trainer classes, was like "wow Sean (uhm thats my name) you'r alot better at this than you were before", compliments always make a person feel good lol. Oh and the other point is, follow my line of thought here, seeing the informercial INSANITY, made me think of SAQ class, which for some reason led me to go digging in my bedroom and I dug up my jump rope, an "athletic" type one, not the ones with the little plastic things on them, and I think I'm gonna start playing around with it tomorrow. Although it does hurt like a muggle fuggle when I hit myself in the neck/back of the head/shins/calves with jump ropes, it can still be fun, lol.

OHHHHHHHHHHH and as promised, Chris (I would've used that before, but I actually didn't know your name haha) here are a few ab exercises. You mentioned some back problems, these should be okay, but let me know if you have any problems and I should be able to figure out some others, and trust me I know a few good core exercises. This particular set, when I first starting doing it, literally within like two weeks I noticed my waist was a little tighter, and I had a little bit of a "v" going, that actually surprised me lol.

1. regular crunch- feet on the floor, knees bent about 90 degrees. The trick is to cross your arms on your chest, do lock your hands behind your head because that leads to pulling on your neck, which is how people strain their neck doing crunches. If you need help you can try putting like a tennis ball, or a rolled up sock, or anything like that, between your chin and chest to keep yourself from straining your neck. Flat on the floor, feet like I said, hands across your chest, crunch up with your abs, try to suck your bellybutton in as far as you can, don't pull with your arms, go up until your shoulder blades come off the ground, hold for 2 seconds, go back down until just before your neck hits the ground, and repeat.

2. cross crunch- Like before, flat on your back, knees at 90 degrees. But this time, cross your right leg over the left, it helps to try to keep your ankle bone on your thigh right up by your knee. Position your left hand lightly under your head, remember no pulling with your arms or neck. Let your right arm lay flat on the ground out to the side to help stabiliize your body. While keep your leg still, do a crunch. Try to think that you're trying to touch your shoulder to the opposite knee, that helps to avoid just reaching across with your elbow. Like before, crunch until your shoulder blade comes off the ground, hold for 2 seconds, and you know the drill.

3. cross crunch- Exact same thing, except cross your left leg, and use your right arm.

Just those three exercise are pretty challenging. The cross crunches do a good job of hitting your obliques. Aim for 7-10 of each exercise, make sure that you for sure do the same number of each cross crunch. Thats a pretty good core series, you'll definitely feel it the next day.

Those ones are pretty simple, not easy but simple. Let me know if you'd like some more complex exercises and I can give you some more.

Wow, its insane how I tend to ramble off long posts, pure INSANITY!!!!!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Quick Post + ab exercises

I just wanted to say thank you to CMCoursler (I hope I spelled that right) and one Mr. Jack Sh*t for all of the support and advice. It is all appreciated very much and provides a good boost to know that I do have supporters our there.

This weight loss thing, its difficult. More so mentally than physically. I mean of course working out consistently can be tough, but in my experience its all about momentum. It can be kinda hard to get the ball rolling, but once you get it going it does get easier. That is, until it starts to slow down. Lately I havent been working out nearly as often as I'd like to be, or as I need to for that matter. And that leads to the really tough part about weight loss, the mental.

Obviously I can only speak from my experience, but being overweight zaps your confidence. Ever since I started gaining weight its been a tough thing for me. Especially seeing as how it happened after I got my fitness degree (I graduated at about 215 and over the next year and a half inched up to almost 250), it has pushed me farther and farther from my goal of being a personal trainer. In doing so, it has also made me feel bad about myself, which makes it even harder to lose weight when you feel like shit. Even after I started turning things around, about the same time I started this blog, I still struggle with it. I'll go for a few days, or weeks, or even a month or two, feeling good about myself and working out regularly, then I'll start feeling apathetic, miss a workout or two and next thing I know its been a week and I can't get going again. Anyone got any advice as to how to get myself going again??

And Jack, thanks for the advice about getting more involved in the blogoworld. Thats something I am definitely going to try to do. Maybe on nights where I can't think of anything to write about, I'll just focus on reading other's blogs and commenting. I never seem to do quite as good a job at keeping up with blogs as I'd like to, I need to work on that for sure. And I also need to start commenting more, I barely ever do that. I sort of don't like commenting, because most of the time I just end up talking about myself (i.e. oh yeah I do that too, or I know what you mean, blah blah) and I think I'd get annoyed if people were always doing that on my blog. So, I definitely need to work on that too.

Also, Instead of worrying about gimmicky titles (although I did find that pretty amusing for a while), I need to work on developing my message, and delivering concisely. I might as well use this blog as an opportunity to prepare and practice for that day, no matter who far away it is, when I can actually start training people..................

Sorry about misleading title, that really was my intention to keep it short and give CM some ab exercises, I'll do that next time, I promise. For now, I'm going to bed. Hope you all had a nice day, and have an even better tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Don't know how much longer I can take this t*ts thing

Seriously, I can't come up with anything else, lol.

Okay, workout tonight: 45 minutes, 20 elliptical/25 bike, approx 350 total calories.

Pretty good workout, broke a damn good sweat, but honestly it wasn't particularly challenging, other than the fact that I was kinda queezy throughout, which I guess means I'm getting in better shape.

I spent the last hour or so trying to look at the comment on my last post, but it didnt work, so I'll have to do it tomorrow.

I was looking through the blogs I typically read tonight, and came across one that I really relate to. 105 in 365 was talking about how she had to confess about something she had been "not telling the truth" about. Thats probably a pretty bad job of paraphrasing, but thats not really the point. I have a very bad habit of trying to hide when I dont do what I should be doing. For instance, the last few weeks, I havent been working out much and I havent been posting much because I feel kind of embarassed and ashamed saying that I didnt workout. And then it gets compounded because it seems pathetic that I can't be honest on a blog that is, for the most part, annonomous. I'm probably not the only person that does this, but still it completely defeats the purpose of doing the weight loss blog. I suppose that the easiest way to get around this would be to just do the right thing and get a solid workout every day. But in the absense of perfection, I think I need to develop the confidence to admit when I mess up and improve on the mistakes I make every day. That would be a nice start.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Slowly disappearing man-tits (10-5-09)

New title for weigh-in posts? You be the judge?

230.6 lbs-- Down 1.8 lbs

Another good week on the scale, mostly due to food. I love it for sure. If I can keep this up, and add in some extra exercise, I'll definitely kick some butt. Not to mention, I think I'm actually gonna get past 230 this week, I have a good feeling about it at least.

Unfortunately, today ended up going down the crapper. Dropped my girlfriend off at the train station, then spent the entire rest of the day screwing with trying to switch out the car battery. Spent about 2 hours parked in front of the parts store using their loaner tools trying to get one of the damn post things off of the old battery, finally gave up and came home to look through our parts. Then it got worse, I broke a friggin socket, dont even ask me how it happened, but I pulled on the wrench, and the socket actually broke, lol, oh then I dropped one of the wrenches I just paid like 4 dollars for and now its stuck on something under the engine and won't come out. Then we go to another parts store, buy a (uhmm pair of pliers that has a tension locking thing) and finally the freaking bolt broke. It was so coroded that it actually broke off inside the battery. So, we get a new post/bolt and FINALLY get the new battery in, and the problem may not even be fixed. GRRRR We probably spent about a hundred bucks on it and it might not be fixed.

Wow, didnt really mean to turn this into an auto blog lol. Gotta get it back on track: Exercise, exercise, exercise, lost 1.8 lbs woooooooooo, exercise, exercise. There, now I'm back on my game.

Anyone ever taken EAS MYOPLEX??? I keep seeing commercials for it, and I think I might try it. I mean come on they have Adrian Peterson and Brady Quinn advertising it, AP is an absolute beast, and Quinn was a starter for like what? 5 games or so? Lol.

Okay, speaking of supplement and stuff of that sort. I've been hearing commercials on the radio for some kind of weight loss thing, I think its actually suppose to be like a weight loss clinic. It talks about using Dr (something or other)'s HCG Protocol, and how it makes people lose lots of weight. "I stepped on the scale after 4 days and had already lost 8 pounds" is one of the testimonials on the ad. The thing is, the commercial absolutely pisses me off every time I hear it, which is like a couple times a day while listening to the radio at work. The main advantage of using doctor whomever's whatever weight loss thingy??? "It only takes 25 days, you don't have to change your lifestyle." 25 may not be the exact number, but you get the point. Now, being that you all are doing what you doing, you obviously see the fault in this logic. But this type of thing, miracle drugs, "cleanses", and I'm sure you could easily add a few to that list, they make me angry. Personally, I'm kind of torn as far as weight loss surgeries go as well, I mean they serve a purpose, but people who have them done very often (I don't have statistics) gain a lot of weight back, because they still do the same things that made them gain it in the first place, I guess it depends on if its used as a beginning or as a treatment in and of itself.

I suppose that this is the type of thing that makes me realize the passion I actually do have for fitness. And believe you me, I've spent a lot of time over the course of gaining like 30 pounds since I got my degree in fitness questioning whether or not I had the passion I'd need to actually have a career in the field, let alone just lose the weight myself. But it is definitely there, just needs to be refueled every once in a while.

I guess I might as well get all of the tangents out in one night. On the subject of EAS, a supplement company if you didn't know, I have a deep interest and fascination in nutrition and supplements. Creatine, ephedrine, nitric oxide, steroids, HGH, it all fascinates me. I think that if I had unlimited time and money, I'd get a Bachelors degree in exercise physiology, a Masters in nutrition and a PHD in sports nutrition/supplements, and since I didn't have to worry about a could hundred thousand dollars of student loans (due to my unlimited money), I'd spend my life teaching teenagers how to live active, healthy, fit lives and help them to achieve their fitness and athletic goals. And it would be completely awesome.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Tits, Tats, and Tots

Taking the advice of my greatest blogging helper the lady CM, I figure I'll figure out a way to use tits is every title, just as long as I can come up with creative ways to do it.

Just making sure, it appears that the wonderful Jack Sh*t has accepted my challenge???

Yesterday I was surfing on the internetz, and being inspired by news that Rio will be hosting the 2016 Olympics, found myself closely examining the USA Triathlon website. See, I figure that of all the Olympic sports, I can actually do the triathlon. I'm about a foot too short for basketball, no where near fast enough for track, don't have the coordination for gymnastics, and I'm not even close to being skilled enough of the water to compete against junior high swimmers. But the way I see it, if I bust my ass and completely dedicate myself, I can do the triathlon. I'll admitedly probably never get close to being in the Olympics, but in all honesty thats not the goal, its just a cool thing to day dream about. Oh and also, the IronMan thing is completely intriguing, I'd love to be able to do that.

I guess that gives me some extra goals, on top of beating Jack to 200 in the race of the century.