Round 2, Week 2 – Busy Is No Excuse

Hectic Week Believe it or not, Swoll Bro isn’t exactly a full time gig. At the moment, it’s more of a hobby and my accountabilitbuddy when it comes to sticking with my goals. My full time and side work have been pretty demanding leaving me on my rear end for a good 9-12 hours a … Continued

Round 2 – Form, Constant Improvement Are My Top Two Weight Training Goals

Back At It Over the course of my last six weeks, I learned quite a bit about myself.  I learned my tolerance for alcohol has significantly dropped, how to eat better and not drive myself nuts, but most importantly putting together a plan, consistency, determination, and patience can lead to expected results. Bored With Your … Continued

Week 6 Report – My Six Week Workout

Worth the Ride I started this workout shortly after I had been on vacation, the first week in September.  I’ve learned a bit about myself in terms of self control, discipline, and motivating factors.  Key Successes for me have been the lack of beer I’ve drank, cleaning up my diet, and having a supporting and … Continued

4 Things I Shamefully Have Done to Derail Progress

A Common Thursday – Sunday As I get home from work on Thursday, I’ve had a long four days between being a dad, meeting deadlines at work, job training (this never ends as it seems some new, better JavaScript framework is released each week), and four days of heavy lifting which puts a lot of … Continued

Small Wins and My Awesome Friends

It’s About Attitude Sunday evenings for me are built with anticipation for my weekly hockey game.  I’ve been playing hockey with this team for a number of years.  Some I’ve played with since high school, they’ve been roommates, and above all some kickass fun friends. My typical weekend would be filled with beer.  Unlike most … Continued

Week 5 Report – My Six Week Workout

Feeling Routine and Energized If I hadn’t noticed it before, I feel my energy levels remains fairly high.  Beyond the two nights my wife and I spent tending to our daughter, I felt refreshed after a night’s sleep.  The best part of this week has been noticing how easy it is to reach my newest … Continued

Week 4 Report – My Six Week Workout

Sticking to My Guns Week 4 again presented challenges and obstacles in terms of diet.  Friday night after a week of training my wife and I had a date night.  We went bowling, and I think for the first time hadn’t drank a beer while bowling since I turned 21.  Funny enough, I ran into … Continued

Week 3 Report – My Six Week Workout

The Drive Remains Strong Week 3 had thrown me some challenges to knock me off path.  Old habits presented themselves the past weekend as I made a trip out of town.    Willpower that day remained stronger, and I kept dedicated to my goals.  For once in a long time, I’m not having my Monday/Sunday … Continued

Weight Training – What’s In Your Gym Bag

Routine Creates Less Thinking Every morning or right after I get home, I add my socks, underwear, shorts, and a sleeveless shirt into my gym bag in preparation for another mid-day gym routine.  Through this routine, I occasionally forget to pack one thing or another, typically socks.  It’s a bad day when you have to … Continued

Week 2 Report – My Six Week Workout

Feeling Good Week 2 After getting my diet dialed in this past weekend, I’m feeling a bit more energized in the mornings.  I haven’t felt nearly as tired as I have some mornings in the past.  The trips to the bathroom have also been a bit more pleasant.  I can mostly say, I haven’t felt crazy … Continued