How to have abs in the winter

How to have abs in the winter

When you live in a region that gets very cold, there is a common phenomenon which occurs every year from November and goes through March, April and even May; people gain a lot of weight and lose all the gains they made over the summer.  This is due to a combination of a few things, the biggest culprits being holiday treats and the cold weather outside. Staying indoors on the couch binging on your latest Netflix addiction with delicious snacks…

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Black Friday Fitness

Black Friday Fitness

The day after So it’s the day after Thanksgiving, and hopefully you were able to enjoy responsibly. I was tempted to go a little crazy at the dinner table, but my last blog post kept me honest ?. I was able to follow my own advice and not eat like it was my last meal. Stay active Today is Black Friday, a day famous for retail store bargain offerings, or the lack thereof. I won’t waste your time because I’m…

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When Thanksgiving Attacks

When Thanksgiving Attacks

Binge eating So it’s the holidays again…specifically Thanksgiving! If you’re not in North America, it’s a day when the whole family gets together to celebrate and reflect on the things we’re all thankful for. There is always a TON of food, and I don’t know about you guys, but I have often eaten more than I intended to.  Given the festive environment it is very easy to get one or two extra plates or snacks you don’t really need. As…

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Getting Back in the Saddle

Getting Back in the Saddle

A full week of training This week was my first full week of training since moving to Massachusetts. Living in a hotel for almost a month and going through different gym trials don’t exactly provide the best training conditions. I now have a gym membership and have begun exploring different running routes. Today I ran by the Charles River in Cambridge and it was very scenic. Getting back on track It can be a difficult thing to get back on…

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New Approach

New Approach

Oops, I did it again Despite my last blog post, I still came up short in posting more frequently. This was another bump in the road in becoming a blog Master, whatever that means. I did move states, but I have a “no excuses” policy, so I simply sucked. I’m sure you know every quote there is about falling and getting back up so I’ll spare you the pain. Mobile access is just another tool in making sure my content…

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When Life Gets in the Way

When Life Gets in the Way

“Don’t let PERFECT be the enemy of GOOD ENOUGH.” – Casey Neistat Let me start off by saying I have definitely experienced my first blunder in creating content for this blog. I have not posted anything since June 14, 2016. It’s like I watched it happen in slow motion. I missed one deadline, then another, and another…and here we are! The opening quote is by Casey Neistat, a New York based filmmaker and entrepreneur who puts his creations on his…

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Knee Surgery Chronicles – Part II: Under The Knife

Knee Surgery Chronicles – Part II: Under The Knife

The process leading up to the operating room was an interesting one. Since I had never experienced major surgery before I didn’t really know what to expect. In my mind I pictured it being an easy process: show up, get sliced open and be done in a half hour. But as things progressed in the surgeon’s office, I quickly began to realize just what I had gotten myself into. No lotion allowed! After giving my orthopedic surgeon the “green light” on…

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Knee Surgery Chronicles – Part I: The Injury

Knee Surgery Chronicles – Part I: The Injury

From today’s date it has been exactly 1 year, 3 months and 4 days since I had PCL (Posterior Cruciate Ligament) reconstructive surgery as well as micro-fracture surgery on my right knee. I was discharged from physical therapy in November of 2015 and given post-therapy instructions to facilitate a full return to activity. The goal of this multi-part series is to detail my experience from the initial injury event until present day. I will start by talking about how I…

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7 Tips for Eating Healthy This Summer

7 Tips for Eating Healthy This Summer

So you spent all winter and spring working on your “beach bod” and it’s now time for you to show off your masterpiece to your friends as well as multiple stranger-filled crowds. While your adoring fans can’t wait to see the product of all those gym and dieting days, you’ve got one big question: “How on earth do I maintain this body throughout the summer?” Sure, going to the gym will help keep things tight, but your nutrition is what…

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7 Common Myths and Misconceptions About Exercise

7 Common Myths and Misconceptions About Exercise

Whenever I talk to someone and they begin a statement with “they say…”, my brain instantly goes on high alert for misinformation. This is because people often believe things they just “heard some person say” without ever really doing research of their own or, at the very least, asking a real expert! I gathered my top 7 myths that seem to re-surface time and time again in conversations about exercise. These fallacies can keep people from adopting and maintaining an active…

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