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Fitness Nutrition 101

Hey everyone, hope you are having a great start to the New Year. As you can see the site is up and running. I’m excited about the new format that will enable me to bring you some cool tools in the near future. One note — if you’ve tried to sign up for the blog and didn’t receive an authorization email, make sure to check your SPAM folder. A few readers have informed me that the registration emails ended up there.

As a trainer and fitness athlete, I give people training and nutrition advice all of the time. Since most of the time it is not a formal process, I find I have to write or discuss the details from scratch over and over again each time I do it. I figured a more productive way is to get all that information down in one place so people can refer to it whenever necessary (or refer their friends to it – I know, shameless plug!). But in all honesty, my primary focus is to just give people the basic information they need to get started, or continue working towards, their health and fitness goals.

Over the next few weeks you’ll be getting a series of “Fitness 101″ articles. We’ll be covering training, nutrition, and psychology topics. This is the basic info I think you need to learn to understand the fat loss process and to get real-world results. The good news is I’m not trying to sell you a “wonder supplement” or an infomercial product; I’m just trying to give you the barebones facts. In other words no bullshit, quick fix type stuff. I’m sending some of my family members here as well, so trust me it all is coming straight from the heart. These are the best methods I know of to get in shape based on the knowledge I’ve acquired in my professional career — I guess that’s all you can ask for from a trainer.

This week I’ve added a Fitness Nutrition 101 article and an intro to Fitness Psychology; check them out on my Articles page. As always, you can email me directly if you have any questions.

Until next time, take care.

Week 8 – Thank You’s and Best Wishes

One week away.  All I can say is that I’m ready to rock.  I’m pretty sure I’ll make the bantamweight class that I wanted to make (I weighed 148lbs yesterday first thing in the morning without eating), so there is not much more to say about my contest preparation.

Since this is the last entry, I thought I would thank the people who have helped me along the way.  Although as competitors we stand on stage alone, there are always people who have supported us that deserve a ton of credit.  In a writing forum like this, you really get to sit back and think about all of the things you should say, or want to say, to the people that are closest to you.  Sometimes in person you just don’t get the right opportunity –  you are too bashful, you can’t find the right words to express yourself, or the timing is not right.

If life really is all about the people around you and the friendships and connections you make, than I feel like I am a very lucky man.  Without further ado, here are my random thoughts and thank you’s.  If you don’t want to read about my personal support group, I understand, and won’t be offended if you click away to something else on this site.  But hey, this is my blog, I’ll write about what I want to write about!

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