Weight Loss

It's time to change up those workouts people.  When I feel like I need a change, I take a HIIT. HIIT = High Intensity Interval Training.  It burns A LOT of calories and gets in everything that you need.  Cardio and strength in one killer workout so it's one of the best.  I have a [...]

You may have seen the Muscle and Fitness article about the effects of extreme weight loss on skin.  John David Glaude stripped down to show you what's it like.  The only thing I could think about when I saw it was, "he's pretty brave." His message is correct! He said he's comfortable clothed but not [...]

I was listening to sports radio today and someone spoke about losing weight.  It was asked if being overweight was an unhappy thing because most weight loss stories begin with someone saying they were unhappy with their size. I think it's a trap people fall in after they lost weight.  I've said it many times [...]

Hello from Virginia! I arrived yesterday after two delayed flights but we still made it here. I'm running the Marine Corps Marathon this weekend and decided to bring my mom along too. I've been working really hard to make this trip possible and this is the one thing I wanted to do in life besides [...]

My weight loss gamer changer

For some reason people are saying that Willie and I were on The Biggest Loser. I've been stopped four times in two days of people asking me about the show. Sorry folks, we weren't on that show. The social aspect of the show would have had us voted out in the very beginning. But the [...]

It's hard to go back in time. That's what makes it a little difficult to blog here sometimes. When I blog here, I feel like I'm stuck in the in between. I think it's time to get out of this place...it's just not a good place to be. It's called a transformation for a reason [...]

Dos and don’ts of strength training post image

I'm not expert but I had to figure a couple of things out on my own. (Always remember to consult your physician before starting a new diet and/or workout routine.) I wanted to share with you some of my personal rules for strength training. Incorporating strength training into your fitness routine will only make you [...]

Knowledge is power so go get it! post image

My favorite graduate school professor told me "knowledge is power but people don't want to pay for that power." Paying for information doesn't necessarily mean a monetary exchange, sometimes is a time exchange too. Hearing that statement changed my world and continues to influence how I look at things now. I want to preface this [...]

HIIT the Beach with Tone It Up

It's no secret that I love Tone It Up workouts! I love these ladies because they have these kick butt workouts and provide a lot of stuff for free. Hello! These a great workouts you can watch on YouTube! On the days I don't feel like hitting the gym, I do their workouts. I purchased [...]

It's different for everyone and it's going to change over time.  Keep that in mind.  I've said it many many times.  The journey I took is different from the one Willie took and will be different from the one many people take. A lifestyle change is about developing new habits.  In our case, our lifestyle [...]