Update…slow progress

Yeah, it’s been a minute… I am making slow progress toward my goal.  I’m down to 164 lbs.  I’d like to be at 155 by end of fall/start of winter. I’m training solely at home.  I even built a little outdoor gym in my backyard.  I’m also hoping to find a nice boxing gym where…

Day 1: Start Again

It’s been quite a few weeks.  Lot’s of traveling, working lots of hours and too many social events.  The result…my weight is at 170 lbs.  This. Is.  Not.  Good. So what am I going to do about it?  Use my two fitness/medical related degrees for once and carve out a plan for ME.  Far too…

Time for a change

Winter is over and so with it is my weight.  It’s more than I want it to be.  I’m ready to trim off the excess and feel like an athlete once again. And to accomplish it I’m going to do a combination approach.  I will follow the Barstarzz BTX program, couple it with a Madbarz workout…

Body Transformation 2.0

Ok…let’s try this…again… This is what my last semester of school did to me.  14-16 hour days of class, work, studying, and attempting to maintain workouts.  High stress, lack of sleep and overall bad eating led to weight gain and puffiness.  I’m at 164 lbs.  I wanted to be at 150 lbs. So I start…

Day 1 -My Transformation

Let me start by saying this is not something I usually do.  I’m not one to post shirtless progress pics, but right now I need to be accountable. I need to be accountable to my clients, my patients and to the fitness community in which I work.  My body is not where I want it…

Training with Tee Major

On July 25 I had the opportunity to meet and train with whom I believe is one of the best fitness professionals out there – Tee Major. I’ve been following him for years.  From his YouTube posts with workouts he leads with our men and women in the military, to his blog posts, and to…

How I prep for my workouts

Hey gang! Yeah, it’s been awhile.  I’m sorry.  Being a full-time physical therapy assistant student and trying to pay the bills takes a toll on my schedule. While my schedule this summer is insane, I’ve not sacrificed on my workouts.  They are a priority to me.  And more than ever I need motivation to get…

Hitting the reset button

2014 was a busy, stressful and chaotic year for me.  Leaving my old career behind, going back to school to earn a physical therapist assistant degree and learning to living on a very lean budget took it’s toll on my body. Bottom line…the stress, my nutrition and schedule pushed my weight up to 170 pounds….

On the wagon, off the wagon, back on

This winter was a struggle for sticking to my diet and fitness regimen.  I started out with good intentions, but juggling school, a handful of jobs and brutal weather conditions took its toll.  I fell off the wagon a couple of times. But…I’m getting back on that wagon come May 1. Back to a eating…

Counting Macros and transformation Update 1

In early January, I blogged about counting macros and my decision to give it a shot in trying to reduce my overall body fat and transform my body.  And here I am with my first update! And…counting macros is HARD!  I’ve struggled with it, but I’m beginning to understand it.  I’m also making some minor tweaks to…