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100 miles for LiveStrong
Monday, December 08, 2008      0 comments

Three years ago my mom was struggling with Liver Cancer. She had just retired and was looking forward to moving down to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to her beach house when she was diagnosed. It started with some pain in her side and prog... Read more
Thanks to Spark, I can now help others!!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008      0 comments

Two and a half years ago, my mom passed away due to cancer. We don't know what caused the cancer, but I do know she did not have the most healthy life style. I've been wanting to do something in remembrance of my mother, but was not sure what.... Read more

Monday, April 14, 2008      0 comments

Do you remember the Dieter's Prayer? The line that I remember most is "We Are What We Eat," said a wise old man! Lord, if that's true, I'm a garbage can. That was me the past week. And once I get like that, all good eating habits... Read more
Kettlebells and Running
Sunday, April 13, 2008      5 comments

I know, I know, mutually exclusive right? How can the kind of weight workout you do affect the way you run other than some minor gains from stronger legs. Right? Well, this is my experience - judge for yourself. I do run. I ran a half... Read more
Today I Chose Living...
Wednesday, April 09, 2008      0 comments

Today was a little break in my Enter the Kettlebell program so I decided to get on my bike and ride to Cardio Coach Press Play. Now Cardio Coach is a wonderful idea. Basically you make a fairly generic program with intervals of hills and spr... Read more
Turkish Get Ups - The toughest thing you'll ever love!
Tuesday, April 08, 2008      1 comments

Day two of Enter the Kettlebell had me doing 5 straight minutes of Turkish Get Ups. OUCH! But, man it feels good now. When I first started with TGU's I started with 5 pounds and that was tough! Today I used a 26 pound kettlebell for the firs... Read more
Enter the Kettlebell, Day One
Monday, April 07, 2008      0 comments

Wow! I'm in good physical shape and have been doing kettlebells for a couple of months now, but the swings, intermixed with the "active rest" which consisted of jumping jacks, mountain climbers, etc, really got me! It's only a 22 minute workou... Read more
Enter the Kettlebell - let the fun begin
Sunday, April 06, 2008      0 comments

I have recently discovered Kettlebells (check out my kettlebell team if you need more information on kettlebells) and have been having a grand ole time playing with the various videos and the bells. But everyone I talk to says that to truly sta... Read more
What motivates me to workout
Wednesday, April 02, 2008      0 comments

I am an avid exerciser. I'll admit it. I have been working out regularly for the past 11 years. Wow - that's a long time, come to thing of it! I started after I quit smoking at age 32 and have not looked back since. At first I worked ... Read more
Scale versus no-scale
Tuesday, April 01, 2008      2 comments

It's funny, the blog I posted yesterday brought more responses from people recommending tossing the scale, then people agreeing that you can look in the mirror on two different days and see two completely different people. That is actually amaz... Read more
Ever notice weight is really relative?
Monday, March 31, 2008      2 comments

I stood in front on the mirror this morning, convinced that the only thing heavier than I am is a beached whale. The outfit I had picked out was cute, but not as cute as I remembered, after all I was up three pounds from the day before, and th... Read more
Art of Strength - Ultimate Kettlebell Experience
Friday, March 28, 2008      0 comments

Oh man!!! I did Art of Strength (AOS) Firepower today. It's a workout that was a collaboration between a kettlebell instructor and a fire chief to help get firemen into top condition. It's a fun, fun workout! I have included a description ... Read more
Kettlebell mania
Tuesday, March 25, 2008      1 comments

I did AOS Newport for the first time on Sunday. AOS stands for Art of Strength, and Anthony provides the best kettlebell workouts out there in my opinion. Newport is a whole new level. I KNOW when I have done this one a few more times and can... Read more