Nutrition… What is Really Good for You?

For nearly 18 months now, I have been telling my lovely wife that we need to go see a nutritionist to learn what the two of us require to meet our specific food intake, and how to properly feed our bodies in order to get the right calories, micronutrients, macronutrients, and feel healthy. In January,…

Reflection on Implementing the Workout Journal

Last week, I made it a point to purchase a 4″x5″ spiral notebook to be a Workout Journal, it held the exercise plan for the week. It assisted in getting out of work and into the gym by approximately 5:30pm each evening. I had a strategy for getting to the gym, warming-up, workout and cool down. This…

15-days of Reuniting with Gym

Yep, you read that title correctly. I have just spent the last 15-days getting reacquainted with the place where people go to work off fat, build a healthy heart, increase muscle tone and definition. My life at the gym looks like a rollercoaster ride in any theme park across the country. There are the low…

Go to the Gym and Get some EXERCISE!

About two months ago, I saw the doctor. His advice, “Go to the gym and get some exercise.” Well that’s pretty easy, since I am a member of the YMCA of Northern Alberta. Then thing is, is I have been irregularly going to the gym for about 2-years now. I go and play floor hockey, shoot…

Food Prep, It’s a Sunday Afternoon Thing

It’s 1:22pm on Sunday afternoon, I sit here typing into the blog when I hear, “Hey James, what would you like to eat for lunch this week?” my wife asks. She’s all dolled up in her Brazilian cooking apron, she’s getting ready to read recipes, plan the weekly food schedule, prep the veggies, tofu and spices then…

Weight

Over the course of my life, I have struggled time and time again with my weight. 80% of the time, I am a lean 200-pound guy, who enjoys working out, playing sports and eating healthy. Between July 2009 and November 2011, I breathed and lived fitness. I was a fanatic. I spent countless hours at…

Healthy Eating

The ultimate concession is getting yourself situated in a mind set where you understand that Nutrition plays as BIG a part as getting yourself to the gym. You need to learn to build a routine based both around the gym and around what you are putting into your body. There are 1,000 or more different…

Day Four Workout Circuit

DAY FOUR WORKOUT CIRCUIT* Warm Up Stretches: Neck Roll side to side – holding for 20-seconds then up and down – holding for 20- seconds Shoulder Shrugs without weights (remember this is warm-up) for 15-seconds going forward then backward Trunk Twist keeping arms parallel to shoulders turn to the left side pausing for 5-seconds then…

Day Three Workout Circuit

DAY THREE WORKOUT CIRCUIT* Warm Up Stretches: Neck Roll side to side – holding for 20-seconds then up and down – holding for 20- seconds Shoulder Shrugs without weights (remember this is warm-up) for 15-seconds going forward then backward Trunk Twist keeping arms parallel to shoulders turn to the left side pausing for 5-seconds then…

Day Two Workout Circuit

DAY TWO WORKOUT CIRCUIT* Warm Up Stretches: Neck Roll side to side – holding for 20-seconds then up and down – holding for 20- seconds Shoulder Shrugs without weights (remember this is warm-up) for 15-seconds going forward then backward Trunk Twist keeping arms parallel to shoulders turn to the left side pausing for 5-seconds then…

It’s Green and Easy to Use – – The Curve

“Go Home Already…” said my boss, as he walked over to my desk. “I am. I am”… “Sure you are. That’s why your computer is still on! It’s been a long day, now get out of here.” he spat at my back while heading for the door. The two of us had been at it since 7am….

Day One Workout Circuit

DAY ONE WORKOUT CIRCUIT* Warm Up Stretches: Neck Roll side to side – holding for 20-seconds then up and down – holding for 20- seconds Shoulder Shrugs without weights (remember this is warm-up) for 15-seconds going forward then backward Trunk Twist keeping arms parallel to shoulders turn to the left side pausing for 5-seconds then…

Dismantle the “Chubby-Guy”

Basically, I’ve always been one of those guys who goes to the gym for 9 to 15 months, works my fat person to the bones while eating a majorly restricted diet of health foods and as soon as I “Locate the Skinny Person Within me,” I stop all progress… I think to myself, “Aaron, it’s…

A Disclaimer Before You Begin Working Out

First and foremost, I am just a guy who goes to the gym periodically and writes about it online. I am not a certified personal trainer. Nor am I claiming to be one. I am not trying to pull the wool over your eyes or try to mislead you with any health or fitness information that…