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New Favorite Things item: Blendtec Total Blender.

I got my new Blendtec Total Blender a few days ago, and it was worth every last penny. The first thing I made in the blender was my 4th meal: 75g of Nitrean, 1/2 cup raw oats, 16 ounces of water and lots of ice. I threw all the stuff in the blender, put the lid on and hit the “Smoothie” button. The blender automatically speeds up and slows down to make sure everything is… [Read more]

Added Friday, August 31, 2007 by

My photos on CNN.

CNN called last week and they conducted a fairly lengthy phone interview with me. I tried to focus on providing what I felt were solid, easy-to-digest tips and information that would help inspire and educate those who were looking to improve their health. Considering the amount of time I was interviewed I expected at least a somewhat informative article to appear as a result. Nope. Everything I said (and, presumably, the other men who are… [Read more]

Added Thursday, August 30, 2007 by

Random thoughts on my upcoming bulk.

I’m really starting to get excited about my upcoming bulk! I think with hard work and careful attention to my diet I’m going to make solid improvements to my overall symmetry while keeping fat gain to an absolute minimum. I’m always learning, and one thing I’ve learned is that excessive fat gain during a bulk is extremely counter-productive for me. This year’s bulk will not be as “dramatic” as some of my past bulks when… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, August 29, 2007 by

Weekly stats; Will it blend?

I’m a day late, but this morning I’ve took my weekly measurements and body fat reading… I did put on a little fat over the past week. My waist size has increased slightly (1/4 of an inch) and my body fat reading is 8.3% (as measured using a 7-site pinch test with the FatTrack PRO Digital Body Fat Calipers from the JSF Amazon Mall). All my other measurements remained the same. This Saturday night I’m… [Read more]

Added Tuesday, August 28, 2007 by

Awesome new recipe; Back day!

OK, I think Lisa and I have the Spicy Grilled Cilantro Shrimp pretty well tweaked to our liking, and so this morning I posted the recipe. Last week Lisa suggested adding some sun dried tomatoes to the dipping sauce, and she was right on the money: the tomatoes added a very nice flavor and bit of tang to the sauce. You may want to adjust the red pepper and jalapeno if you like more or… [Read more]

Added Monday, August 27, 2007 by

Day off; Interesting article on sleeping.

I’ve got the entire day off: no work to do, no training, no cleaning and no projects. I’m also feeling very well-rested this morning. Last night I slept like a baby for the second night in a row. I’m glad that the fairly brief (but unpleasant) run of restless nights appears to be behind me. Speaking of sleep, this morning I (quite coincidently) came across a very interesting article on the subject. I found it… [Read more]

Added Sunday, August 26, 2007 by

Good workout yesterday, and a good night of sleep!

I must have caught a second wind or something yesterday, because I didn’t feel tired at all in the afternoon. After 3 nights of broken sleep, I really thought I’d be dragging my butt into the gym! Instead I felt pretty energetic, and had a very good workout. I think my healthy diet is what made the difference. I firmly believe that adopting a healthy, all-natural diet is the number 1 thing you can do… [Read more]

Added Saturday, August 25, 2007 by

Sleeping poorly this week.

Whenever I have a lot on my mind I sometimes have a difficult time falling back asleep after waking up in the middle of the night. It’s been like that the past 3 days, and I’m starting to feel the effects. I usually wake up around 1:30 AM for a quick trip to the bathroom, and for the past few nights it’s taken me until after 3:00 AM to fall back sleep. For some reason… [Read more]

Added Friday, August 24, 2007 by

Starving this morning; Yesterday’s chest workout.

I’m absolutely starving this morning for some reason! I decided to skip my fasted LISS cardio this morning, and instead will do a HIIT cardio session this afternoon. That’s yet another advantage to doing a couple different styles of cardio: I can switch them around at will to best fit my schedule and mood. I love doing afternoon HIIT workouts: they really get my blood pumping and provide me with a nice mid-day energy boost…. [Read more]

Added Thursday, August 23, 2007 by

School, training and diet; Huge APT sale!

I know many of you have already returned (or will soon be returning) to school/college, or have kids that are back in school this month. These can be hectic times: busy (and often unpredictable) schedules, increased demands on your time and the temptation to skip workouts & fall back on convenience foods. I encourage those of you who are faced with these challenges to invest a little time to plan – you don’t want to… [Read more]

Added Wednesday, August 22, 2007 by