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Posted: November 14, 2011 in Uncategorized

Alright, totally misleading with the post topic, but it got your attention.

Firstly, sorry for being gone over the past few days, my mom has been sick so I didn’t get a chance to update for the last few days.
Now that we are past that I want to talk about losing weight.
If you saw my before and afters and read about my story, you might noticed that within my first round of INSANITY (Two months)
I lost 80lbs, a lot of people will say that is unhealthy and very bad for you, but in THIS case, it really isn’t.
Within 1 week I went from eating WAY to much food, really really bad food (1 whole frozen pizza for lunch atleast 4 days a week), playing video games for hours a day, never ever working out, sleeping way to much, and not taking care of myself to eating healthy foods, portion control, and working out every day as well as fixing my sleep and getting up and being more active in general.
For one, I lost tons of water weight, but at the same time when you make such a drastic change and have that much weight to lose, the first bit will come off fast.

Fast forward to now, I have lost about 3 pounds within the last month.
That is much more normal and healthy.
Losing 2-4 lbs a week is a healthy weight loss depending on your start point and what you have to lose.
There is no “quick Fix”, no magic pill or miracle  diet that you can drop all your  extra weight safely super super quickly.
You lose weight by hard work, and a healthy diet, flat out that’s what it comes down too.

Now, having said that you can do things to help with you diet by using supplements.
You want to use the right supplement to “SUPPLEMENT” your diet.
Get you diet right first, and then if you need some extra of this or that you can look to supplements.
I do take supplements, but I also have a very clean diet and I’m always changing it to try and make it better and take as few supplements as possible.

So that point of this is that if you want to lose weight that it takes hard work, discipline, and TIME.
I’m almost at a year since I started this and I still have some ground to cover, but I just keep working at it daily because this is a lifestyle thing, not a fad.


I hear it all the time “Shakeology is way too expensive, there is no way I could afford it!”
I call BS.
When you say that all I can think about is the crap you are already spending $4 a day on.
Lets look at that fast food meal you are getting 3-4 day’s a week, and we can’t forget the $5 dollar drink from starbucks every morning before work, then there are the frozen box dinners you eat almost everyday, that big glup you have with lunch, don’t forget that one, what about the “Health bar” you have for a snack?
OH! Don’t think I forgot all the supplements you take to make up for all the other crap you are putting in your body, we can’t miss them.

Why don’t we take a look at what all is in Shakeology,

We have a multivitamin and mineral, antioxidents, Digestive enzyme, Adaptogen, phytonutrient ,Pro-biotic, prebiotics, and protein.
If you don’t know much about supplements, that’s a hell of a lot of REALLY good stuff that you really should be getting, but pretty much no one does from their food, and most people even with good intentions of getting it from supplements on get maybe half of this stuff, and maybe a quarter of what’s in Shakeology.
Here are the nutritional facts so you can take a look for yourself.

Alright, so we already know about how much people spend on the “food” crap that they put in their body, but what about the supplements?
Well, being the nerd I am decided to research it to find out for myself what the cost would be to get what is in shakeology in supplements else where.

Alright, so Shakeology is $120, with free shipping, breaks down to 4 dollars a day.

Now lets look at the supplements to see what we come up with.

Multivitamin $19
antioxident $14
Digestive enzyme $20
Adaptogen supplement $20
phytonutrient supplement $40
Prociotic $15
prebiotics $10

Total for all of that, $159 before any tax and shipping added in.
Also, everything I found, was the cheapest stuff I could find, most of it is utter crap and you maybe, MAYBE get a SMALL effect from taking it, most of it ends up being fillers anyway, and most of them (ie Antioxidents) are single antioxidents, where as Shakeology has 10 different ones.
So you are looking $5.30 a day from that.

Now let’s take it a step further and look at national averages spend on starbucks and fast food a week (I’m going to be nice and not include cost of alcohol or cigarettes in this number)

Ok, the average cost per visit starbucks is $6.36 with the average person visiting them 10 times a month, that’s 63.60
Alright, we the the average American spends $5 a day on fast food, pop, candy a day!
Now, let’s just say they only did the during the work week, so 5 day’s a week, that’s $25 a week, or $100 a month.

Now, lets combine the cost of the starbucks and the fast food and we get $163.60 a month on just coffee and a crappy meal.
So since we are doing that we need to take some supplements to make up for the crap we are taking it, right!?
So let’s add that in now and we are at $322.60 a month for that stuff, and when we break that down to cost per day we are looking at 10.75 a day.

Okay, hold on a minute.
You are telling me you can’t spend 4 dollars a day on something to improve your healthy and quality of life?
Not for you? Not for your family? You just can’t afford because of the $10.75 you spend per day on DECREASING you quality of life, that makes sense.

Alright, so know what if you add in Shakeology, but get rid of all the other stuff we talked about, what then.
You could be saving $6.75 per day, or $202.60 a month if you prefer.

Save money, feel better, look better versus lose money, feel like crap, look like crap?
Yeah, it’s an easy choice for me.

Check out this video of me talking about this very subject.

Also for your viewing pleasure a comparison chart of shakeology to other “meal replacement drinks”

This chart was made by Chris Potter, an awesome member of team ALLegiance.

Holiday excuse busting!

Posted: November 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

Alright guys, I’m looking for 3 more SERIOUS people who want to be part of an exclusive 30-day fitness/nutrition accountability group on Facebook.
We are going to officially BUST the holiday excuses and start right away on November 11th, 2011 (11.11.11 = New beginnings). Find me on Facebook and message me, Leave a comment, or Email me ( ASAP if you are SERIOUS and want the details!


Totally my fault I’m a day late on this, I was feeling lazy last night to be totally honest.
That being said I did manage to get my workout in! Yeah, I’m a boss like that.
Yesterday was day 3 of Asylum, which would be back to core, but since Matt and I couldn’t get together I let him borrow it since most wednesday I would have muay thai anyway.
Sadly, I couldn’t make it to muay thai yesterday, so I popped in P90X Kenpo X, and man was that video a blast!
The time just flew by, which made things really nice.

I also checked my schedule for October and realized I wont be able to do muay thai next month, so I have a feeling I will be rocking out Kenpo X a lot more often during this next month.

Bring it!

Soooo, to be TOTALLY honest one of the reason I was to lazy to update yesterday was Resistance 3.
I picked it up to spoil myself, and I’m addicted. I finished the campaign up last night, and I’m planning on co-oping super human mode with my great friend Nathen.
I also tried out the multiplayer last night, and I have a feeling that will be getting most if not all my gaming time until modern warfare 3 and battlefield 3 come out.
If you have a PS3, I would say GET THIS GAME NOW!
I’m a little biased though, I loved the whole series.

Okay okay, I’ll stop rambling.
I will try and make myself update tonight after working out.
If all goes well you will get to meet Matt as well, we shall see.

Take care everyone!
Keep Digging Deeper

Asylum day 2 crazyness!

Posted: September 27, 2011 in Uncategorized

Phew, I’m wiped now!
Today was day two of Asylum, which means one of my favorite worksout, strength!
I was proud of myself, I did 20’s for everything except the hip flies, I had to drop to 15’s (Those things are crazy!)
I also did more work on the pull-up bar then ever before. I’m determined to do a unassisted pull-up!

As far as dinner goes, I was lazy tonight.
I have leftover parsnip hash top with an fried egg and guacamole.
No picture, but I’m sure you can picture it in your head, I’m just lazy tonight.

On a side note, if anyone didn’t know, I’m a HUGE nerd and I love my video games.
Yesterday I picked up Resistance 3 for the PS3 and I love it so far, great game series.

Any, that’s of the track of this blog, but I had to throw that out there.
I want to know what YOU did today for your workout?
I also want to know if you didn’t workout, because that’s okay to, you body needs rest! (I know from experience, don’t over train)

Oh, one more thing!
My shakeology this morning was about a half cup frozen banana and strawberry with coconut milk and full fat greek yogurt, can you say YUM!
Crap, now I want another one…. hahah.

Take care everyone, keep digging deeper

Asylum day 1 round 2!

Posted: September 27, 2011 in Uncategorized

As of today my recovery week is over and it’s back to work for me!
I’m going back and starting another round of The Asylum, but this time, I’m bring some friends along for the ride.
Since I’m sure you will be hearing more about them, the guys I’m doing it with are my best friends Matt and Jimmy.

Day 1 is Speed and Agility, and man do I LOVE this workout!
It feels good to be back at the asylum. I love Matt, but it was nice to get to see someone do speed and agility for the first time, I know he felt just like I did my first time through with that ladder, haha.
I was also going to be having muay thai training tonight but it got cancelled (I couldn’t go anyway, I sliced the tip of my finger off and it bled for almost two hours, opps) so I didnted up doing P90X 1 on 1 Mammoth UML, that video was a blast, and I felt great after.

It was on to dinner after that, and boy was dinner good tonight.
I love cooking and trying all kinds of new recipes, and since my parents got on the primal/paleo eating traing it’s even better!  Dinner for tonight was steak and chick kabob with snap pea stir-fry in a almond dressing and cauliflower rice. Mmm, good.

Sorry for the picture not being to great, it was a quick camera phone tonight, I promise they will get better.

Hey there!

Posted: September 27, 2011 in Uncategorized

Hey everyone, how’s it goin’?

First things first, this whole blog thing is totally new to me, so bare with the slow starts,
dumb stories, and random pictures and keep on reading!

I’ll give a short background on myself so you have an idea of why I started this.
I have always had weight issues, but it never bothered me to much because I was able to stay at
a steady weight and I was fairly healthy, all things considered.

All that changed in March of ’08.
I was on my way to help a family friend pack some stuff up to move, and during the drive somebody ran a stop sign and t-boned my car directly into the driver side door. The car ended up being forced almost 200 ft into the field next to the intersection.

The short of everything that happened after was I was unable to work, or be active at all for nearly 8 months outside of PT due to doctors orders, and then when I was released, I was still in so much pain I could hardly stand to do anything.
Between the depression of everything happening and not being active at all led to a lot of weight gain.
Before the wreck I came in at 250 lbs, 38 pants standing at 6’2″, within two years I ended up at 330 lbs & 48 pants, and when I weighted in there I refused to get back on the scale while continuing all the same habits I had been doing so I’m sure the weight kept climbing.

Well, in Late November ’10 I had a big change in my life and after a month of being depressed about it, I decided I needed to change some things so I made a new years resolution for the first time ever that I was going to loss the weight and get healthy.
I started out taking Muay Thai classes three days a week and I did it through January and most of February before I saw the Insanity infomercial on TV.  I had seen the infomercial tons of times and didn’t even give it any thought, but this time all I could think about was that I knew I could do that and that I had to try.
The next day I called up my best friend (Who I do muay thai with) and told him I was going to do Insanity and I want him to do it with me, he agreed and that was that.

I got the program in and started it on February 22nd ’11 and I loved it!
The first day I was so dead after the workout I didn’t move for a good 20 minutes, but I felt good about it.
The one area I was having troubles with was my diet, it was better, but still far from good.
I ended up starting a second round of Insanity at the end of April, and about half way through that I order Insanity: The Asylum to have for after I finished this round of Insanity up.  It was when I got it in I started to really get my diet down and by July 10th I was down to 220 at the end of my second round of Insanity.

I started The Asylum right after the second round and during the Asylum I did a herbal cleanse to help keep me going, by August 8th I dropped down to 206, my lowest weight since I was 12! I felt so awesome, I just loved it.
I was getting ready to start a hybrid of Insanity/Asylum when my coach started talking to me about something called the 30 primal challenge.
After checking out Marks Daily Apple I started my own challenge.
I will tell you, when I started this it was hard for me, it was totally against everything I read and heard, avoid grains, even whole grains, and eat plenty of good fat, I was scared when I started out and it took some time to settle in to it.
After about 2 weeks I was settling into it and I pick up marks book the primal blueprint, and after diving into it for 3 days I knew that I had to go all in with this thing, so that’s what I did!

It has only been almost a month since then, but between going primal/paleo eating and my Insanity/Asylum hybrid I dropped down to 195! I hadn’t seen below 200 since I was 10. I also took my body fat % from 27% when I started to 10.5% right now!

All of this is still a journey, and I hope you guys will follow me on the journey from being fat to fit, and maybe a few of you will decide to join me for the ride, I know I would love the company.

Thanks for reading guys, and check back to keep update on everything!