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White, Sandy Beaches.....sore shoulders....and leg presses!

Saturday, June 15, 2013      13 comments

So this was an interesting week. I took Thursday & Friday off. Thursday, since #2 son is out of school already, we went out to Gulf Islands National Park and had a photographer friend shoot some family photos. They're getting developed now,... Read more

Frenzy time is about to start.....and a PR in the gym!

Monday, June 10, 2013      12 comments

So life is picking up speed these days. We're in the 30 day window where we're getting ready to pack up our home and move to Virginia. The current plan is to start packing up the house on Jun 28, 29, & 30, put it all on a truck on July 1st, then... Read more

Flexibility's the key!

Tuesday, June 04, 2013      14 comments

Alright, so I didn't make my planned gym time today.....I got sucked into the vortex at work and didn't get home till almost 8:00 PM. As I get ready to change jobs and we get ready to move to Virginia, this could become more frequent. But I... Read more

My new favorite night time snack!

Friday, May 31, 2013      18 comments

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my proposed solution to a nagging problem I have had for years....late night snacking. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=5349069 I tend to get up at nig... Read more

Hmmm....I just might like Kettlebells....Crossfit too? Who knows!

Sunday, May 26, 2013      15 comments

So I don't consider myself a gym snob at all.....au contraire, I have the greatest respect for people of all abilities in the gym. Anyone that's out there working out hard is a winner in my book. Let's just say I'm somewhat conservative in ... Read more

All Glory is Fleeting

Sunday, May 19, 2013      14 comments

Well my whirl wind house-hunting trip to Virginia is over. I think I covered over 1000 miles in 4 days criss-crossing the area looking for something decent. I found us a real nice house in a great neighborhood....and with enough spare room in th... Read more

House hunting....and gym hunting

Wednesday, May 15, 2013      8 comments

Man what a day! I drove about 200 miles all over northern Virginia looking at all sorts of houses. It really is amazing to see the differences between what people advertise and what their homes really look like...even when they post pictures! ... Read more

Strength Training for Democracy!

Monday, May 13, 2013      14 comments

Well once again, today was a high rep leg day....this is where I squat about 70% of my max weight for 15 reps, then deadlift about 80% of my max weight for 15 reps. These are the days that try men's souls. The summer gym rat and the sunshine lif... Read more

Maximus the Merciful

Wednesday, May 08, 2013      13 comments

Many of you know about the ruthless ex-Stasi agent I call my personal trainer (although he could be Russian Spetsnaz, Croatian Ustachi, or a Chechen Rebel.... he's basically a Communist, a chameleon...he is evil, he has no soul....but he is a da... Read more

Spin Class, a New Job, and Hershey's Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013      13 comments

So I had an EXCELLENT spin class this afternoon. They're usually always pretty good...curvilicious instructor gal puts together a great routine, with awesome music, a good mix of hill climbs and flats, and the energy in the room is always high. ... Read more

Why carbs suck...and why bad carbs suck even more...for me!

Monday, April 29, 2013      24 comments

So I've been pretty good at eating clean for almost a year now. Every now and then, I'll make an exception and have some cakes, cookies, & ice cream, because, well hey, I'm not a Monk! One of the great things I've noticed since eating clean... Read more

The Iron Never Lies!

Friday, April 26, 2013      8 comments

"The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you're a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giv... Read more

"Who here thinks they're in the best shape of their life?"

Monday, April 22, 2013      18 comments

So I had an interesting day today....actually my life is a string of interesting days, but today had some more than usual interesting points. I had the opportunity to speak to a crowd of 60 to 70 up and coming 20-something professionals abo... Read more

On sugar comas and eating clean!

Sunday, April 14, 2013      14 comments

Well, for anyone who read my blog yesterday, you know that SWMBO and I did our part for God and Country by spending an un-Godly amount of money on cakes and desserts at a charity auction Friday night. The monetary amount, however, was nothi... Read more

Bacon Chocolate Stout Cheesecake!

Saturday, April 13, 2013      22 comments

So here's something I would never, ever have thought I'd hear myself say....last night I had me a big old slice of chocolate, bacon, and stout cheesecake. Actually 2 slices...2 big slices! Let me start from the beginning. For the ... Read more


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