Friday, April 29, 2011

Why Bother Being Fit?

Here are some reasons why I run, being fit, do P90X, being a fitness coach, eating right most of the time, and a bunch of other stuff...
  • Watch my children graduate
  • Watch my children get married
  • Hug my wife
  • Kiss my wife
  • Babysit my eventual grandchildren
  • Change myself for the better to change the world for the better, as a result my children will step into a better place.
  • More to come!

Monday, April 18, 2011

P90X's Tony Horton on the Today Show

P90X's Tony Horton showing Kathie Lee and Hoda
5 moves to tone up for Bikini Season on the Today Show

Sunday, April 17, 2011

P90X-Day 90-Final Results and Pictures!

The results that Irene and I have achieved have been amazing. 

Regardless of the number of marathons and races, I struggled with slimming down and toning up.  This was the first time, people really noticed the changes to my body.  Friends commented that my shoulders gotten broader and my waistline was smaller.  I did my best to tie my pants up with my belt, and now it looks like baggy clown pants!

As for my wife, she looks hotter than ever.  I am so proud of her "Bringing it, every night especially after work when she gets home at 10pm."  We continue to press play on that DVD Player!
We are looking forward to purchasing a new wardrobe, especially new suits for my friend's and my cousin's upcoming weddings!

Here are some comments that my son, Zachary said just recently.  As we walked around Costco, for some grocery shopping. I stopped and grab a sample morsel of havarti cheese.  With the sliver in my mouth, my son says, "Do you want to do another round of P90X?"  Laughter echoed in the warehouse, and I hugged my little boy.

I came close to many of my fitness goals.  How this all started, was that I wanted to run faster to qualify for the Boston Marathon.  Originally my weight goal was to get down to 170 lbs.  However, as my waist line started to shrink from 42 down to 36, and now 34.  I realized that my body wasn't designed to look like a wire.

I wasn't sure what to expect, but the one thing that suprised me the most was that I could grab the bottom of my feet as I did the seated straight legged stretch.  The proud feeling that I felt that evening was of astonishment and amazement. 

One of the reasons for me taking on P90X was to improve my running times, and that was it.  I really just wanted get my workouts done sooner.  Overall I have dropped close to a 2 minutes off my pace.

My next step is to complete the Vermont City Marathon in Burlington, VT at the end of May.  Irene and I plan on doing another round of P90X after the marathon, however, it will be modified to allow for our running schedule as I challenge myself to qualify for the Boston Marathon and Irene will do the Wineglass Marathon in Corning, NY

Again, I want to thank Scott and Gail Janicola for introducing P90X and the Team Beachbody World.  And I will do my best to pay it forward to help and motivate others to reach their fitness and health goals!  So, I would like to invite everyone to join me at my Fit Club for a great workout and support to reach your fitness goals!  We meet most Tuesdays, and please RSVP for your spot!

Please do not hesitate to email me with any questions!

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Just signed up for the Steamtown Marathon

Event Name: Steamtown Marathon 2011
Date & Time: October 09, 2011 08:00 AM
Location: Race starts at Forest City High School, Forest City, PA. Finishes in Downtown Scranton, PA.

Lookout Dwight from the Office.  I just signed up for the Steamtown Marathon which finishes in Scranton PA, after my wife has been accusing me of procrastination!

This will be the race that I will test my metal and see if I am a real runner.  The plan is to run a time of 3 hours and 20 minutes to qualify for the Legendary Boston Marathon.

This should be exciting, and Irene is doing the Wineglass Marathon the Sunday before!  Both races are mostly downhill!

Thank goodness for P90X Plyometrics!  Steamtown, I will be ready for you.

Bring it!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

In a Single Serving, the Most Powerful Nutrients Ounce for Ounce on Earth!

If you live a normal lifestyle that includes going to work, dropping off the kids, picking up the kids, going shopping, and preparing meals. At least make one of those meal the best it can possibly be. In the May 2011 O Magazine, the Editor in Chief, Susan Casey, interviews Darin Olien (creator of Shakeology) and reveals some super foods that will change the way you eat, feel and live!

After reading, I encourage you to contact me with any questions at or

The title of the article is "The Superfoods That Could Change the Way You Eat, Feel, and Live." by Susan Casey.  So look out for the article at your favorite newstand!

Some of the superfood ingredients included in Shakeology:
Wheat Grass
A Blend of Phytonutrient Super Greens
· Chlorella
· Spirulina
· Hydrilla
· Blue green algae
· Spinach powder
· Barley grass
· Kamut grass (Triticum turgidum)
· Oat grass
· Wheat grass (Triticum aestirum).

Rose Hips
A Blend of AntiOxidant Super Fruit
· Acerola powder (fruit)
· Camu-Camu powder (fruit)
· Pomegranate powder (fruit)
· Bilberry powder (fruit)
· Blueberry powder (fruit)
· Lycium (Goji) powder (berry)
· A├žai powder (berry)
· Maitake powder
· Citrus bioflavonoids
· Rose Hips powder (fruit)

A Blend of Proprietary Adaptogen Herb
· Maca powder (root)
· Astragalus powder (root)
· Ashwagandha powder (root)
· Cordyceps
· Reishi powder
· Schisandra powder (berry)
· Suma powder (root)
· Ginko powder (leaf)

A Blend of Proprietary NonDairy Prebiotics and Probiotics
· Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius) powder
· Bifodobacterium longum
· Lactobacillus acidophilus
· Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1
· Lactobacillus bulgaricus
· Lactobacillus casei
· Streptococcus thermophilus.

A Blend of Proprietary Digestive Enzymes
· Amylase
· Papain
· Cellulase
· Lactase
· Lipase
· Protease
· Bromelain

Chia Seeds
Other ingredients include

· Sacha inchi (Plukenetia volubilis) meal
· Flax (seed) meal
· Chia (seed) meal
· Apple fiber powder
· MSM (methylsulfonylmethane)
· Pea fiber
· Quinoa (sprouted)
· Amaranth (sprouted) (Amaranthus hypochondriacus)
· Grape seed extract (seed, 95% proanthocyanins)
· Green tea decaffeinated extract
· Camu-camu
· Sacha inchi

Watch the following insightful video to see how Darin Olien sources the ingredients to create Shakeology, the Healthiest Meal of the Day


Saturday, April 9, 2011

P90X-Day 82-Changing things around with Shaun T

Today, Irene, Jun (Irene's Cousin), about 200 Fitness Enthusists, and I rocked the Ballroom of the Hyatt Hotel in Hauppuage with some Hip Hop Abs and Insanity's Shaun T.  Irene and I were not sure what to expect.
Shaun T's style is quite different from Tony's, however both bring the intensity in different ways.  Shaun T reminded me of Will Smith, only Shaun T is probably bigger.  In Insanity's Cardio Abs, Shaun T was all business, so it was great to see him be very cordial and relaxed as he lead the program in a bunch of high cardio moves that made me stop in my tracks. 

Jun is actually in her 5th week of Insanity, and is loving her results, so she was prepared for what was to come.  Irene really kept up with the moves, while I was challenged with the different moves, as usual confused (2 left feet syndrome).  It reminded me of when I started P90X and I was doing my best to keep up, and now I can keep up with Tony Horton.

Towards the end of the program, the sweat was pouring down my forehead, and my workout shirt was soaked.  Now that was a great workout! Irene and I plan to take on Insanity in the coming months.

Well, I am still training for the Vermont City Marathon, so I decided to be dropped off about 5 miles away from home.  Irene and the kids did alittle grocery shopping and I ran home!  I really enjoyed that run!

When I got home, they rest of the family did also.  Then Irene and Emily ran to school and back to prepare for the Japan Day Run on Mother's Day.  As soon as they got home, Elijah led us in some stretching.

After dinner, Irene and I did some Yoga X to get our fix for some Tony Horton an P90X.  That was the smart DVD to do after doing some Insane moves with Shaun T and running 5 miles, I need to make sure my muscles get too tight for tomorrow's 10 miles run.

Dig Deeper!


Friday, April 1, 2011

Top Chef Richard Blais-I Willed This

Congratulations to Top Chef Richard Blais.  What touched me was what he said in his exit interview, "I don't want to be cliche.  Where there is a will, there is a way.  I WILLED THIS."

If you put your mind to it, you can do anything!

Here is another success story, and all you need to do is to want it!