Tuesday, December 25, 2007

New Years Resolution

I am not big into new year resolutions in fact I always roll my eyes everytime that someone tells me that they have a ew years resolution. I am currenty weighing 275 and my goal is to weigh 250 by the end of the year. Lets see is I don't eat my own words.

Monday, December 10, 2007

When work takes over.

I am not going to the gym tonight because I need to get some work done before tomorrows meeting. My live has been getting more and more hectic than usual and I need to figure out how to bring it back to a slower speed because things are getting to quick for me. I want to get back top the time that I was working on lifting plans and feeling good about it. Now I feel like I should create another plan because I have not been going to the gym like I should.

Does anyone have experience with bringing yourself down a notch after being on the fast lane for awhile?

Monday, November 26, 2007

Turkey Day - Back at it again.

I don't know about you, but I am still stuffed. I ate way to much of everything. My stomach was sticking out the entire time...but it was good. I have been slowly going away from my diet and I shouldn't. I have eaten way to much and that is my last horra.

I am going back on the diet again and staying to my guns. I shall not eat anything junk food unless it is on a Sunday. I was feeling good about myself and controlling what I was eating. I am going to stick to it again and follow through on this. For Christmas, I will stay on track and also for the new years too.

I did take in a lot of protein, which is one good thing from this.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Could somone explain this to me!?

I was lifting last night and I was watching a bunch of older kids in their late teens. They were lifting together and doing a terrible job of full contraction. I get mad at myself when I don't go all the way down for squats or bring the bar all the way down to my chest for bench. They were doing single dumbbell overhead triceps and they were moving that weight no more than 20 degrees instead of the preferred 90+ degrees. I know they were lifting to heavy a weight for them to have a good posture, but what is the point of lifting that weight if it is not going to do you any good? I know I have bitched about this in the past but I really don't understand why they want to lift and get strong but to do a terrible job at it is wasting their time and using up weights that someone else could use.

I see other people waiting to lift when someone with no knowledge is hogging the weights. I came close to tell them where to go and how to get there.

So could someone please explain this to me?

Hellsgate Video Trailer

The video is awesome and the music is great.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Health-O-Meter Scale

I have been reviewing what a reader suggested to me and I think I am going to get a health-o-meter scale which will estimate my body fat %. This is the one that we are looking at because it matches the bathroom.

Model: BFM580-01

  • White
  • 5 year limited warranty
  • Includes 4 AA batteries
  • Accurately measures weight to the 0.2 lb or 0.1 kg up to 330 lbs or 150 kg
  • Four load cell technology ensures accuracy and precision
  • Large 1.0" LCD display makes reading personal information easy
  • Displays weight and body fat percentage for a single user

Thank you very much Jennifer for your comment.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

The scale is broken!

I do not know why (no fat jokes) the scale does not work but we need to get another one. I have been pretty bad about keeping track of my weight because the scale is MIA. But I still feel pretty good because everytime I hit the gym, I still weigh the same after every workout.

Does anyone have any good suggestions of scales to get?

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Halloween - Time for the big FAT

Don't let Halloween consume you like it did me and my wife. We started to make excuses of why we should have these kinds of candy and some other kinds of candy. The point of this post is to let everyone know that I went off of my diet for Halloween and I will be getting on tomorrow. I hope.

I am still keeping track as to what I am doing each day, but that is not going to help besides show everyone that I am eating the wrong foods.

Have a great and safe Halloween.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Trained for Work

I had to travel to San Jose, CA for a training session for work. This would be my second time to California and I was looking forward to the trip for some rest and relaxation. Well the rest did come except the relaxation did not. Here is a quick run-down of what happened to and from San Jose: 1) My first flight was three hours late. 2) My luggage was late by five hours and damaged. 3) United will not reimburse me for the luggage (cheap bastards). 4) The class had a 2 hour delay due to damaged projector. (Projector fell from the ceiling twice.)

The only two things that went right was me booking the flight, through
BEyONd THE MAP, and getting sushi at a local restaurant across from my hotel. The sushi bar was awesome. They had some great food that really hit the spot. They also had warm sake which can be sweet but also extremely soothing on a stressful day. The sushi was also great and great in protein. Every bit of it just melted in your mouth and especially the salmon. The protein count in sushi is much higher than you realize. Just think about it. When you eat salmon it is typically cooked which is responsible for burning away some of the protein content within the food. So by eating it fresh and raw, the protein content, omega 3 fatty acids, and everything else about salmon is much higher.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Still Counting and Tracking

I am still watching the calories and the sweets that I eat. I have not yet lost a pound, typical. I hope that this will show that I need to workout more than and do more exercises. I am currently lifting every M, W, and F and having very little time between reps so my workout is more of a cardio than a lifting session. I also try to get my cardio in on thursday as well as on the weekend.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Putting your faults in front

I have been taking a good look at myself and what I have done in the past to lose weight. Yes, I am still counting calories but not calculating out every little bite. What I have been doing is, in addition to counting calories, is having a check list of my faults. I like to eat at night, eat more than 2500 calories and eat a lot of sweets. All of these things are not good for someone who is trying to cut down and trim up. So what I did is created a checklist to show me what I have done that day for eating.

Here is a picture of it.

With this chart I am writing down when I have eaten or done the bad habits. This will show me while I cannot lose more weight.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Seether - Fake It

This song has a pretty good beat to it. I makes me want to work my back for some reason.

Night Time Hunger

I have been trying to fight my night time hunger. IT IS HARD! The only way I have succeeded in keeping from eating at 7:00pm is to brush my teeth after supper and try to go to bed by 10:00pm. This has kept me out of the refrigerator and thinking about the fact that I am hungry. I was weighted after doing this and in my first week I went down 5lbs. That is not to say that I lost it but fluctuated 5lbs.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Counting Calories

I am sure that I have talked about counting calories before but I just want to chime in again on this matter. I have just started to count my calories. The most success stories that I hear are how people counted their calories and they lost a lot of weight. I am one of those people who think that the caloric countdown is a mind over matter. If you think that you will lose weight then you probably will.

I just so happened to notice a weight change when I least expected it, and that was when I was doing one hour of walking on Tuesdays and Thursdays, weight lifting at nights on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and I was playing racquetball during lunch on the days I lifted. I happened to notice by chance but when I stopped lifting for the three months because of my feet, I gained it all back and have been at the same weight for a long time.

Anyway, I have started on counting my calories and we will see what this brings us.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Plantar Fasciitis

For the last 6+ months, I have been having a huge amount of pain within my left foot. It started with both feet hurting and then I went to China to give training. I received a foot message over there and both feet felt great after that. I then played racquetball after that and my left foot started to hurt again to a point that it was hard for me to walk on my left foot. I had to stop lifting and cardio and concentrated on healing that one foot.

I have been meaning to go to the doctor and find out what is going on on that side. I went into the clinic and we took some x-rays and found out that nothing was wrong. All of the joints look great and the bones look very healthy. (That is what exercise and lifting does for you. Healthy, Healthy, Healthy) We did some more exploring of the feet and it appears that I have Plantar Fasciitis.
In short, Plantar Fasciitis is the tearing of the tendons due to overweight, intense use, flat feet, poor shoes, anything dealing with high strain with the feet. It can be avoided by stretching. Stretching is so important and I was not doing as much stretching as I should have and now I plan for stretching before any activity.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Depressed on the Rainy Days?

My family just endured another rainy dreary day. I am a father of two beautiful girls. They were both a hand full when we were in the house, but when we were outside. They were a lot better. At least the oldest was. It sure is true about getting older; you learn to deal with yourself in boring situations like staying inside when it is raining.

My daughters were very illed tempered due to the cabin fever that we had to endure since nothing else was going on and we didn't want to go to the closest major mall.....1 hr away. Try to keep your wits about you and try not to take it out on the kids, because they are going through it too.

Monday, August 13, 2007

CureZone - Educate Instead of Medicate

I stumbled across this site. It happens to have a lot of blogs and other articles dealing with nature cures and also natural ways to lose weight and feel great. There was one article that talked about using coconut oil to help you lose weight. I am still investigating the natural way to cure your thyroid gland and coconut oil seems to be the way to do it.

Click here to view the site.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Eating out doesn't mean to blimp out.

I went out to eat the other day at an all-you-can-eat buffet. They had steak there which is one of my favorite meats. So I went up there twice for the steak and everything else. The first time I went up I had a medium size piece. The second time up up, the lady remembered me so she gave me a bigger piece. Needless to say I had my fill of steak that night. After I got done eating, I realized that this is not how I eat at home. So why do I eat like this here? We do not have steak a lot at home so I guess when the chance arises I guess I have to get filled up.

This has made me think about eating out in a different frame of mind. Eating up should the time to have the foods that you typically do not have at home but also maintaining your good habits of eating. For instance, tonight we are going to be going out to eat at a seafood restaurant and I am going to get the typical shrimp but instead of the fries, I am going to get the baked potato with fat free sour cream. Make sure you ask your restaurant if they have this as an option because most do.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Americans are spoiled

I recently had the oportunity to travel to China for business. While I was over there, I had some questions to ask the locals about eating and exercise. First off, Americans are the largest consumers of soda in the world. Every meal that I ordered they offered some kind of soda instead of a bowl of soap which is what everyone else gets. I turned down the soda and got the soap because I wanted to experience their culture and eating habits.

All of the fruits, vegetables, and meat over there is mostly organic (disregard anything that is imported, not organic). Farms are all over the place. They do not waste any space whatsoever. There were farms right next to the landing field for my flight coming it. I also noticed that if their was an opening on the side of the road....there was a farm. (When I say farm I mean a greenhouse. I have a garden in my back yard and when I should it to the people that I was training, they thought I had a farm. So I am using that in comparison.)

When I was over their I ate nothing but the local food. I noticed that the food that I was eating was not that much and I was getting full off of it. It was so weird that I would eat a bowl of food that would normally make me want to get seconds, would actually fill me up. The book that I have been reading, tells me that this would happen and it is actually true. I wish organic food was not so expensive. I guess you would have to have a garden that would be all-years-round.

Listen to your body

When eating, have you ever noticed that you can eat a lot of food if you keep at it in one sitting and not take a break. Do you think that your body was made to do so or do you think that in nature, your body is use to eating little and then taking breaks to find the next meal and/or the next spot to sit and get out o the way from something that could eat you.? Your body is not made to eat a lot at one time. It is made to eat a bit here and a bit there. No I am not a doctor and no I am not a nutritionist. From some of the research that I have done I have concluded that that the human body is not made to sit down and get full. It was made to eat a little here and there because in nature that is what it had to do to survive. Just do a comparison to squirrels, deers, tigers, and any other animal out their and none, except for house hold animals, eat three meals a day. We force our eating habits onto dogs and cats so they are excluded from the study.

You have probably heard about the six meal diet which says to eat three meals that are small but full of protein, carbs, and fruits and veggies; and three meals that are based on snacks….healthy snacks. This diet is also known as just grazing which is to mimic the eating behavior grazing animals like cows, goats, etc. This diet is great, but they have only limited the feeding down to six meals which in my opinion should be more because the body then has to put itself back into storage mode. If you notice animals in the wild, they are eating a little bit and then eating something again shortly after unless they are going through a famine which their bodies then place itself into storage mode. My opinion and this is only my opinion, we should eat about a cup of food slowly every hour thereabouts. This would ensure that we get the food that our bodies only need and not want. This would mean that the food would have to be prepared prior too or you would have to buy something really small.

With the small amount of food consumed and the frequency that the food is eaten, the person will not be hungry and not full. This will eliminate the storage factor to kick in and have the body go into storage mode.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Eminem - The Way That I Am

I love this song for lifting. It always gets my testosterone just pumping.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Organic Chime

This entry is to get people thinking about organic alternatives. I have been doing a lot of research on the positive alternatives to organic living. Last year I never felt any better than when I was eating out of our garden which is 100% organic. I would get full off a little amount of veggies and it would keep me satisfied longer than if I were to buy from the grocery store. At first I never even thought about the effects that I was experiencing, but I read an article stating that organic foods will fill you up faster and stay with you longer than grocery foods do. Also, the chemicals that were used to preserve and clean the veggies actually acts like a hunger driver. I am not sure that the food companies know about this and I hope they don't, but the chemicals used are making people more hungry which is why the food doesn't satisfy after so long.

This is just a first chime on the subject with more to come. Just about this, when you get a salad or a basket of veggies or fruits, don't you feel better after eating those? Why do you think that is? Maybe because anything that is canned or bagged is filled with chemicals that might take that feeling away? Just sit and ponder.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Coconut Oil - How bad is it? It's not!

This just proves that the FDA and the American health and nutrition experts still do not understand the foods we eat and the medicine we use. They promoted that coconut oil was bad for over 50 years but to be complete opposite of all of the good that it promotes. Please read the benefits of the oil and you make the decision yourself.

Authors comments: "I could not believe that something natural could be bad for our consumption. Anything natural we have evolved to and should not be bad but a benefit.

Immune Support

  • Coconut oil is rich in medium chain fatty acids and monoglycerides which have immune-boosting and antioxidant activity and are antimicrobial, according to Dr. Jon J. Kabara (2001)
  • Lauric acid (which makes up about 50% of coconut oil), and its derivative monolaurin, support the immune system and may dampen or prevent toxic/allergic reactions - as well as playing a role in destroying pathogens like HIV, herpes, and the flu (Dr. Mary G. Enig, 2001)
Metabolism and Thyroid

  • Coconut oil may boost the metabolism and improves thyroid health (unlike soy or canola, which can suppress the thyroid). Animals fed on “cheap coconut oil for fattening” in the 1940s became more active and were leaner, as opposed to animals fed on corn and soybeans. Corn and soy feed were used to replace thyroid-suppressant drugs that were given to animals to make them sluggish and heavier (Dr. Ray Peat, 2001)

Blood Sugar

  • Coconut oil appears to stabilize blood sugar levels and prevent symptoms of hypoglycemia (Peat, 2001)


  • Coconut oil, unlike most fats, has been noted in two 1995 and 1988 studies as a “neutral fat,” having no negative impact on cholesterol or the health of the arteries (Enig, 2001). A 1989 study showed that men who were accustomed to coconut oil in their diet demonstrated undesirable changes in their HDL-LDL cholesterol ratio when corn oil was substituted instead of coconut in the diet
  • Coconut oil feeding resulted in lower serum cholesterol than olive oil in a cholesterol study in 1997, and a 1994 study showed similar results when comparing coconut to olive and corn oils.

No Rancidity

  • Unsaturated oils oxidize at high temperatures and go rancid - outside and inside the body. Unlike other cooking fats - including olive oil - coconut oil is not damaged at high heat, nor does it contain any (“partially hydrogenated”) trans fats which have been linked to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, and obesity (Dr. Mary Enig, 2000)

Raw Food Diets

  • Raw coconuts and coconut oil are widely recommended in raw food diets, some of the healthiest diets for weight loss and cleansing

Coconut’s Undeserved Bad Reputation: Where did it come from?

According to Dr. Mary G. Enig (2001), “The coconut industry has suffered more than three decades of abusive rhetoric from the consumer activist group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), from the American Soybean Association (ASA) and other members of the edible oil industry, and from those who learned their misinformation from groups like CSPI and ASA.”

It all began in the late 1950s with the misinterpretation of several studies showing the health impact of polyunsaturated and saturated fats (Enig, 2001). These studies were used by various groups, including the CSPI and the FDA, to make a case that partially hydrogenated (trans) oils were the healthy ones, while coconut and palm oil were called “cheaper artery-clogging oils from Malaysia and Indonesia.”

In the 1960s, 70s and 80s, several American health boards (some of which had originally been in favor of the more stable saturated fats over unstable unsaturated and trans fat) began to use the same misinformation to promote domestic corn, soy, and other oils over foreign coconut, palm and palm kernel oils, under the guise of sage health advice.

Search Link:
Google Search For Coconut Oil

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Love Roller Coaster

I have been looking for this song. I am not sure how good it is for lifting or for cardio but the video is funny and the music is great.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Union Underground - Across the Nation

I just stumbled across this today and thought that it should be a nice addition to my collection. I listen to this music while I am at work and it is a nice change of pace.

Disturbed - Land of Confusion (Genesis Remake)

This song is awesome and the video is pretty cool too.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Partners for Cardio.....

In the day and age that people are busy with their lives, we find ourselves to busy to follow through on previous engagements or start engagements because we don't know if something else will be scheduled and more enjoyable. This will interfere with the exercise schedule that you are trying to get into or keep up with.

I have been trying to get into racquetball and I want to play with a co-worker but he is single and not able to commit to this sport because he wants to explore more options and "play." I don't blame him, I would do that to if I was single and did not have kids.

I have no solution besides the fact that if you want to do something then you have to know what to give up in order to get it done.

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Monday, March 19, 2007

Turn Me On Mr. Deadman

The Union Underground is responsible for a sweet song that gets my heart pumping when I lift. I wanted to share this with others to suggest music for the lifter of running junky.

"The Union Underground - Turn Me On Mr. Deadman"

Friday, March 16, 2007

Lift or Talk....not both.

Have you ever come across those lifters and exercise enthusiasts that will stand in the gym and just talk and have a towel wrapped around their neck. I usually don't talk to anyone for the simple fact that I don't want to waste time talking when I can spend that time burning calories; but for some reason these guys just don't understand the code of conduct for a lifter who really wants to get something out of their workout.

I might be over reacting about this but I do not see the benefit in just coming into the gym and talk the entire time instead of lifting and getting something out from the money that you spend in membership.

Monday, March 12, 2007

This aint a scene, it's a arms race

I heard this song on the radio and I can't stop playing it inside my head. I am getting the song so I can add it to my collection of tunes to lift to.

This song is by Fall Out Boy. Great fast beat.

I am still trying to figure out how I can place my play list on the site that everyone can benefit from. Does anyone have any ideas?

Friday, March 09, 2007

Whole Foods Diet

My wife is currently on a diet that was needed because our new daughter, Kiana. She is having allergies which are related to foods that my wife is eating. My wife is nursing so that means what she eats passes to my daughter as-well. The diet that we are on (my own choice) is an elimination diet. The foods that we can eat are potatoes, rice, turkey, and one or two different fruits. The full diet after the elimination phase (2 weeks) consists of adding two different foods every week and see if a allergy breaks out. If it does then you have to start all over again, and that sucks. I am doing this because I want to try to eat more whole foods which ultimately means less chemicals in my body.

My wife has allowed me to go outside the diets specs, just for the fact that I need more protein than she does and in order to stay within our budget I am eating a lot of tuna.......a lot...I like tuna.....a lot. :)

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Racquetball Rules!

Today was the first day in a long time that I played racquetball. I was able to win the first game as 15:10, but the next I lost 13:15. It was a great game and I was glad that I was able to find someone to play racquetball with. I wanted to get some cardio into my work out and was able to find something that is going to stimulate my mind but also give me a hell of a cardio run. You know it was a great workout when your right rib is hurting.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Under the Weather Sucks!

I have not made a single post in the last week. I had some kind of illness that kept me dehydrated and also very weak. It started with me on Monday and it was not until Friday (today) that I felt better.

This thing hit me hard. I mean my burps smelt like rotten eggs and if I thought I was going to sneeze or pass gas, I ran to the bathroom. I could not do any lifting at all because I was worried about the effects. So I stayed away from the gym and I tried to go to bed early every night. It is sometimes hard to because I have kids and I try to keep up with my chores around the house.

Some of the other symptoms were gas and a poor appetite. Like I said, this thing sucked.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Don't Skimp Out On The Work

The title should say it all. The one thing that I see in the gym that people lack in is, work. I see people on the elliptical machine going at a relatively slow pace. Then I see others on the tread mill just walking the entire time at, again, a slow pace. In order for your body to actually burn fat and calories, the person needs to actually perform some harder work in order to get the heart rate up. If you are not getting the heart rate up, then you might as well just stay home and sit on the couch.

I caught myself starting to take the easy way out and just do some little walking here and there and also do some lifting at a relatively slow pace. Last Monday, I started to kick it back in gear again and I actually feel pretty good from it. I have a pain in my right heal so I am not able to get back into jogging but I can still do cardio on the elliptical machine.

Just remember, do the work and the rewards will be overwhelming.

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Succeed through substitution

I have been having a hell of a time trying to stay away from sugary foods like ice cream or candy or anything else that you can think of. Whenever the situation arises or the item is placed in front of me, I cannot help myself and I indulge in the treat. I know this is no excuse but my wife is pregnant and we both saw a commercial of McDonalds and we started talk about the French fries. I love the things and so does my pregnant wife. So what do we do about it? I hop into the van and drive over to the fast food establishment and buy two orders of medium French fries and one medium chocolate shake (I dip my fries into the shake…very good.). In the hope of dumping some but not all of the calories, my wife suggested to have half, or so, of my shake. Granted I was not very happy about that but in the end, it was for the best.

So what do I have for a suggestion in trying to stay away from crap like that? Substitution! Whenever you have the urge to indulge your taste buds, try to find something else that you like very much and eat or drink that instead. My substitution is coffee instead of a sugary treat. I love coffee, one would think that I would have a blog on that instead of losing weight and gaining muscle. Every time at work that we have donuts or some sort of treat, I will make a cup or two of coffee with my French press mug. I have come to own a French press mug so I can make my own cup of coffee and not have to worry about the crap that they serve at work.

I have already used the substitution method earlier today. I had two cups of coffee today because someone brought in some candy which ended up in the possession of a coworker. I have to say that the new method of substitution really worked nicely.

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Counting Calories

I had a hit to my ego yesterday. I have been lifting for along time and have had some results to losing body fat. The only thing that I have not done to lose weight is to count calories. I know that calories can prevent, lower, or increase weight. This is one avenue that I have not yet tried so I am going to try this and see what happens. I hope it will allow for my stomach to shrink a little bit because I can eat a lot of food and not gain any weight...as long as I hit the gym every other day of the week. I will keep you posted on the subject.

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Friday, January 19, 2007

Workout Music

This is another ring on music that I wanted to bring up again. I wanted to create a website that has music linked to iTunes and/or another music supplier to common music that other people use for their work out. But once I got into it again, I lost motivation. I have several lists of songs that other people use to workout too and I need to find a better way to display them. I am thinking about using Google spreadsheet to achieve this because I can then transform my spread sheet to that and also include the links. I think that would work.

To Much Water Can Kill

How in the hell can the giver of live, found in all living things, be able able to kill a person because they drank a lot of it. You would think that it would simply just go through your system and come out in your urine....kinda. The body can only get rid of the water at such a rate. Please review this link for water intoxication.

The reason why this post has come about is because a local radio station had a test for the listeners and that was to drink two gallons of water the quickest. A nurse called the radio station to warn them of this terrible challenge and how deadly it was. They said that they were legally secure so the person can perform this challenge. The lady was married and had children and once she got started on the challenge and was almost done, she died of water intoxication. I guess the story of too much of a good thing is not good...actually pertains to this person.

Monday, January 15, 2007

For the pregnant women

I have a friend who is currently pregnant and she was wondering about exercising. Her question was, "Can I still exercise now that I am pregnant?" With all of the doctors that I have talked to and all of the documents that I have read, the answer is yes. You can still exercise but you will start slowing down as you get bigger. One exercise that a pregnant women should stop doing is jogging, because the jaring might hurt the baby. Otherwise exercise equipment that is low impact on the body will be low impact on the baby.

I have read that most women who used to exercise a lot move down to walking a lot. They will try to walk the same length of time as they would jogging or biking. Others want to walk a slow rate but at a longer distance. I would suggest any women to move down to long distance walking at a slow rate. This way you will insure that you are not harming the baby by jogging or anything that jar the body. Increasing the distance and slowing down the speed will also allow you to still burn the calories but doing it at a gentle rate.

MOST IMPORTANTLY! Drink a lot of water during this. You do not want to get dehydrated because that will cause false labor which happened to my wife once. If you have any questions on this please let me know and I can direct you to the right people or site some resources.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Devotion To The Need

I went to the gym yesterday for my back and tricep workout. I noticed about half the total of people were at the gym from Wednesday. These resoluters already gave up or at least didn't have a very aggressive workout schedule. I lift and do cardio every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. My legs were really sore from Wednesday so I only did lifting, but at least I was in the gym doing something.

I, myself, have not been doing the best as far as watching what I eat. It is hard to do so when people bring in donuts and other treats to start off the new year. My department is really bad about it because we just got two new hires and they have to bring in donuts or something as a treat for of the people within the department.

I have still noticed that I have been doing better with my lifts and also with my cardio still. I look at myself in the mirror and I see me still losing the weight and toning up.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Ma Huang - What's the deal?

Is it legal or illegal? Here is where it gets sticky. Ma Huang (Ephedrine) is illegal for dietary use. But is legal for other uses outside of dietary supplements. Though the purchase of the the stuff is monitored very well by the laws that are different from state to state. The one other kicker about Ma Huang (Ephedrine) is the use of the supplement to make methamphetamine. After the "Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005" was approved, the government ordered that all products that contain ephedrine to be monitored and tracked because they could be used to created methamphetamine.

This is another example of Americans being stupid again. We have creatine on the market and people have used and abused that which have related to deaths in the states. Many of the cases are with wrestlers in high school and college using creatine and not drinking enough water so they can make weight. They end up dieing due to dehydration. Creatine pushes the water in your body towards you muscles which them makes you dehydrated. You have to drink more water to equalize the effects of creatine. This is a warning on the bottle which we typically ignore.

I can see the government wanting to get involved and say that we can't eat beef anymore.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

New Years Resoluters

I went to the gym tonight and the parking lot was completely filled up. When I saw that I completely laughed my butt off. If this is anything like last year, then we will see this as a common thing for the first two months and at the end of February once the lover has rejected the other partner because they were not able to lose the weight that they set out to, it will all come to an end and the normal regulars will still be their.

There might be a few people that stay on and become the new regulars, but a very small percentage will actually do that.

Losing weight is hard and sometimes the butt of the doer can be kicked to lose the weight because of the new years resolution, but most of the time, it is the people who really want it will start and do it with out a new of a new year.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Start the year off to a funny start.

I saw this clip from Dilbert and being an engineer in a corporate world and also trying to lose body fat I new everyone else would like this clip to.

Monday(1-1-07) post from Dilbert.com.

Tuesday(1-2-07) post from Dilber.com.