Round 2 – Week 7 – What has become Habit from Routine

The Pinnacle of Success Starts With Knowledge Sunday December 18th, 2016 marks the end of my second round of weight training utilizing the Bigger Leaner Stronger book’s recommendations. Before I started as my accountabilibuddy, I purchased this book back in April. I took a week from whatever lame, ineffective routines and sloppy dieting riddled … Continued

Round 2 – Week 6 – Moving More and More Mistakes

More HIIT Training As week six started on Monday, I found myself up early shoveling snow as Michigan weather decided to turn this week and dump three inches of snow across the region. While I try to plan to go to bed a bit earlier for these occasions, rarely do I go back to sleep … Continued

Round 2 – Week 5 – Mistakes in Diet and Moving More

Post Thanksgiving – Moving More As Monday rolled around as I typically check my measurements, disappointment rolled over me as I stepped on the scale and saw my results. So this time around, I decided getting on the elliptical in the morning, getting my cardio in for the day, was a step in the right … Continued

Round 2 – Week 4 – Thanksgiving Lending Itself to Temptations

Thanksgiving a Time for Gluttony So I have fell off of the diet wagon as Thanksgiving rolled around. I figure a cheat meal within the week probably didn’t hurt me too much in the long run. I wasn’t exactly watching what I was eating and probably was a bit higher in some macros than others. … Continued

New Year Resolutions – To Get a Gym Membership or Not?

Where the Hell Did 2016 Go? 2016’s concludes in less than two months. With the holidays leading to gluttonous behaviors, those participating may have wrapped themselves in guilt as excessive pounds rear their ugliness on the scale leading them into your local meat head or “judgement free zone” facility. Funny or sad as it may … Continued

Round 2 Week 3 – Another Hectic Week

Hectic Week Last week was full of career project deadlines for both of my projects. Then all while working my day job, I released Swoll Bro HIIT Timer to the iOS App store. I’ll be sure to have a full notification of the app soon enough. If you find yourself downloading this app, please provide … Continued

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