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It's ironic that now I'm 48 years old, I'm rapidly approaching the best shape of my life. I've been working with a trainer for the last 6 months and he has me doing things I never would have imagined -- deadlifts, weighted squats, etc. When I started refocusing on this journey I weighed in at 154lbs and my body fat was 45%. Now I'm getting cut and my first goal is to get to 125lbs and 22.5% body fat. After that....stay tuned!

Member Since: 1/1/2011

Fitness Minutes: 121,779

My Goals:
Goal Weight: 125 lbs
Goal Body Fat: 22.5%

- Bike 300 miles/mo.
- Walk/Run 100 miles/mo
- ST 3 times/wk

Live a smoke-free life.

Find a new job!

My Program:
- Track everything I eat honestly and accurately.
- Stay within my calorie ranges.

- Bike 5-6 days/week
-Walk Everywhere!

Get a new job!
- Organize and simplify my life by getting rid of all the clutter.

Personal Information:
My name is Tory and I live in NYC, but would rather be in Africa on safari. I am one of the few Americans who has become a nationally qualified safari guide -- yes I had a BRILLIANT mid-life crisis. I can't wait to retire and move to Africa permanently. Until then vacations will have to suffice.

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I'm an avid reader! James Rollins, James Patterson, Stephen King, John Norman, are some favorites.

Favorite Music (atm):
Lady Antebellum: Friday Night
Zac Brown Band: Chicken Fried
Voltaire: Cannibal Buffet; Zombie Prostitute
Kate Voegel: Devil In Me; No Good
George Thorogood: Anything
CCR: Anything
Gretchen Wilson -- Redneck Woman; Work Hard, Play Harder

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    Yeah tell me about it!! This violates all my vacation principles.....go south in the winter and go north in the summer!!

    Boston's my home town. I came up last week to help my mom through her cataract surgery. Of course that got cancelled because of the blizzard, so we re-scheduled for this week and I took another week off from work.

    The good news is there's a real nice gym less than a quarter mile from her house, so at least I have something to do besides shoveling snow off her car!!
    993 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/2/2015 10:20:42 AM
  • v OWL_22
    That sounds like so much fun! I'll definitely check it out! Thanks for telling me about it emoticon
    993 days ago
  • v OWL_22
    Hi! Sorry it's taken me so long to reply. Thank you for the welcome! I haven't heard of geocaching, what is it? :)
    994 days ago
    You should come quick before the flights are grounded! I'll take some time off and we'll hang out in front of the fireplace drinking wine and watching chick-flicks!
    1000 days ago
    Yeah trainer's suck! Granola guy is pretty good. I work out with him once a week on Sunday mornings and he has me do all sorts of weirdo mobility moves that actually help, but just wear me out.

    Next competition is at the end of October. I'm training for it, but I'm seriously thinking about waiting till the one after in February. 3 months seems like a long time to train for an event, but it's actually kind of short.

    Besides I'm seriously digging the kettlebells. I've run marathons, have lifted over 1000 lbs, so the big thing in Kettlebells is to get a Strongfirst Certification from this crazy Russian dude named Pavel Tsatsouline. It's a series of timed drills doing Double KB Swings, Double Cleans, Double Press, Double Front Squat, Snatches, and Turkish Get-ups. For Men's Masters (over 50 dudes) you do these with 20Kg KBs.....I think it would really I may shoot for it sometime in the next year or two!
    1156 days ago
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