One week down, 19 to go!

I can't honestly remember that last time I put in a full week of training. But this past week changed that. With only 20 weeks until Ironman Louisville I knew I had to make some changes. There were constant mental battles to talk myself into actually doing the workouts. Each session felt like it was … Continue reading One week down, 19 to go!

Start the off-season right with a FREE Core Workshop!

For most of us in Chicago out racing calendar is coming to an end. With the exception of a Turkey Trot or Rudolph race, we're all going to slip in to this horrible winter maintenance season. But with the help for ProKine Performance it won't be so bad! I got a chance to workout with … Continue reading Start the off-season right with a FREE Core Workshop!

I’m short and obese … super

Mooseman 70.3 - 12 DaysHey you know what's NOT awesome news to get 12 days before your first triathlon? That you're obese.Yesterday kicked off Healthy Week for NBCUniversal, a company sponsored week of free fitness classes, quick health exams, as well as diet and nutrition info. I signed up for today's biometric testing mostly because … Continue reading I’m short and obese … super

Let’s talk about “Race Weight”

I'm comfortable. Ok, I'm comfortable in my training. I've reached the point where I'm not nervous about being able to finish the race, I'm more curious on how FAST I can finish the race. I remember the same feeling training for the Marathon. When I registered (for both the marathon & Mooseman) my only goal … Continue reading Let’s talk about “Race Weight”

Caffeine withdrawal and Training Tip Thursday!

Well the New Years resolution of eating right is going a lot better now. I've been caffeine free since Sunday. Today is the first day I haven't wanted to kill everyone I come in contact with. The first day with out coffee was ugly, my head was pounding, I couldn't keep my eyes open, it … Continue reading Caffeine withdrawal and Training Tip Thursday!

Who is that fat guy?

Oh crap it was me!I'm really not here to tell you an amazing weight loss story, I'll leave that to Cubicle Dad! He did something I don't think I could ever accomplish.Yesterday I had asked Adam for some pictures for an upcoming blog, he sent me one from a few weeks before be started training … Continue reading Who is that fat guy?

Just call me Will Power…

If you read me a lot, you know my views on dieting. I've been tracking my caloric intake using the Lose It app for the iphone. It's been going well enough, meaning I've held my weight instead of gaining it, but I haven't lost any more than 4 pounds since I started. I'm very pro eating … Continue reading Just call me Will Power…

Portion Control. The past 20 years

I just saw a commercial for TGIFridays. They were advertising one of their Cheese burgers and I was amazed at the size of the burger. Food has gotten much bigger over the years, which in turn has made people bigger.So thanks to Mental_Floss, I found this great comparison showing the change in portion size over … Continue reading Portion Control. The past 20 years

Foods that Burn More Calories than They Contain

At the grocery store you're bombarded by low calorie, fat free, 100 calories packs, blah blah blah...There is no shortage of ways to market products so we feel better about what we're eating. But what if I told you there there are food that actually burn more calories then they contain? (I just harnessed the … Continue reading Foods that Burn More Calories than They Contain