So I have been bad with responding to emails.
So instead of responding to each one individually I thought I would just put them in a post each week. That way, maybe it would answer a question you might have as well.
I’m just starting up with working out (again) and was having trouble getting away from everything else in my life to get my workouts in. I imagine your schedule is extremely busy, with your job and your son – I was wondering how you manage to get in two workouts a day and still manage to sleep. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I think that, at least for me, I am not as busy as I let on. Yeah, I work close to 60 hours a week and I do have a little one at home, but I still have time for my health.
I have not seen an episode of American Idol, Biggest Loser, etc. I used to watch those shows all the time which would consume about 3-4 hours a day.
I am a huge sports fan, but realize that ESPN News can give me all of my highlights in 30 minutes.
I do not sleep in. I usually wake up between 5-7am. I still get enough sleep but I try to get a jump start to the day.
I go to the gym. This sounds silly, but if I work out at home, I tend to do other things like clean or cook or play with my son. Although those are important, I need to get my workouts in.
My wife is okay with me going to the gym twice. In exchange, I try to cook for her as much as possible and I parent while she works. That way I can take pictures of what I cook and post them on Facebook and blog, killing two birds with one stone.
While at the gym I read blogs from my Google Reader on my iPhone.I will update Twitter and Facebook at the gym as well. I have a new app that will let me post blogs from my phone, but not sure about that one.
I make sure to eat clean as well so that if I do miss a workout it is not the end of the world.
The way I look at it, I am asking for less than 10% of my day for working out. My wife is really good about it, and it has worked out.
Hello, I read your blog every day and I was wondering if you might have some advice for toning up.I started at 295 and I am down to 271.I want to tone as I lose the weight.Do you have any suggestions about your process in loosing the weight and toning up? You look great now.
During my journey, nothing was better than working out! That being said, I did not worry about toning up until I lost my weight. I lost over 200 pounds so I knew the harsh reality of always having loose skin, which I am okay with.
What I will suggest is circuit training. To me, it is the most efficient way to work out. Every gym has a circuit and you can Google it as well for tons of tips.
Each week I will try to pick two or three or all to see and comment. Maybe you can add to it.
Regular post coming later………