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Ways to Kick Start a Weight Loss Routine and Stick with It

In order to lose weight, you must develop a balanced routine of both diet and exercise. All too
often, people desiring to lose weight think that just working out will make the pounds fly off.
This just doesn’t work. You may lose a few pounds with added exercise, but to really jump start
your weight loss, you must also watch what you eat.

Let’s face it, no matter how you put it, “diet” is a four letter word no one wants to hear. One
mention of the term and everyone around you cringes. Just the sound of this dirty, one-syllable
word screams hunger pangs and moody … Continue Reading

Goal Acheived: 2 Miles in Under 16 minutes

I posted a goal page last year listing some fitness goal.  One goal was to run 2 miles in under 16 minutes.  Yesterday I acheived that goal!

One thing that has helped me to reach my goal yesterday was to set smaller goal to lead up to this goal. My first goal was to run a mile in under 9 minutes which ended up being fairly easy. After that I was shooting for a sub 8 minute mile and with a few months of running I was able to do … Continue Reading

Impact of Self Monitoring

“Self-monitoring is the centerpiece of behavioral weight loss intervention programs” – Journal of the American Dietetic Association

My wife is a registered dietitian and receives the Journal of the American Dietetic Association each month. Usually, I don’t pay much attention to these journals when they come. I have a background in Statistics so every once in a while I open it up to see what interesting research has been done and see what kind of analysis they did. The January 2011 edition, however, had a cover that caught my eye. The featured article was titled Self Monitoring in Weight … Continue Reading

Jillian Michaels

For the past 10 days I have been doing the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred to add a full body workout to my existing running regimen. I am in the last 30 days of my weight loss challenge and this program seemed like the perfect fit. I have attempted to do the shred program in the past but have never followed through all the way. When you have someone as tough as Jillian and you give yourself the option of playing the DVD or not it … Continue Reading

September Challenge

September is already 1/4 over but that won’t stop me.  My 90-challenge is going okay. I’m doing much better on my diet but I’m having troubling getting the exercise going.  In order to achieve my 90-day goals I want to set 30-day goals.   I will set one diet goal and one exercise goal each month.
No Sugar
This means no sweets or refined sugar.  Honey and fruit are okay.  My goal here is to build up will power to avoid things like the donuts that are sitting in the breakroom right now and eating a carton of ice cream in two days.  … Continue Reading

Pull Up Fail Episode #2

My arms are already very sore.   If stress is making it difficult to lose weight remember to keep a positive attitude and not dwell on the things that bring you stress.  Try to have fun and smile more.

Iron Gym Pull Up Bar

StrongLifts 5×5 and Fat Loss

stronglifts ebookEveryone seems to want to weigh less. What is it about being lighter? Do you just want to weigh less or do you really just want to look good? Or is your goal to get in shape and be stronger? I am interested in trying out the techniques described at StrongLifts.com The focus of StrongLifts is to lose fat through building muscle and strength.
StrongLifts.com will help you build muscle and lose fat through strength training. You’ll learn on this site what to eat and how to get stronger using weight … Continue Reading