Thursday, July 25, 2013

Shake Shape-Up: Take Deux!

Our first 10 Day Shakeology/Fitness challenge is under way, and alot of friends and family have asked my team to create another opportunity for YOU to be a part of the next one.

For 10 days, starting August 5th. That's it! We're making it as simple as possible. Here's what you'll do:

For about $5 a day, you'll get:
1. Your choice of 5 different Shakeology flavors, which you will use once a day to replace any meal.
2. Access to a list of 10 healthy breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks, including recipes.
3. Support, camaraderie & accountability from coaches & other participants in a closed Facebook group.
4. Video tips.
5. Your own free Beachbody membership.
6. The chance (based on your own efforts) to win great prizes.

In addition, you will be encouraged to exercise 30 minutes a day for at least 7 of the 10 days, using any program/class/method you like - or, you may reach out to the coach who invited you for suggestions and guidance.

To ensure that you receive the flavors you want* in time for our start date, please fill out this form ASAP.

(*If You already know which flavor you like the best? Ordering a 30 day serving bag is much more cost effective. Ask me how.)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Focus T25 Cross Training Shoes by Reebok

While it is hard to tell from the screen what shoes Shaun T is wearing, he does mention liking Reebok CrossFit Cross Training Shoes.

With the quick lateral movements of Focus T25, similar to P90X3 you want to have the stability of a cross training shoe.

These Reebok Crossfit Nano 3.0 are similar to the ones above.  But always try out different pairs of shoes that will work for you and your feet.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

With Tears, We Completed our First Triathlon

A lot of things have happened since my last email detailing my back injury and what I thought was to be my final running exploit to be shared with you.  Regardless, I rested, treated my herniated disc, did Tai Cheng, and The Ultimate Reset Cleanse.  Eventually, I felt I was able resume running again.  Huzzah!  Then something out of left field change my life dramatically.  Keep reading and you will find out what exactly happened in the coming paragraphs.

Fast forward to this past Sunday around 7:10 am, I dragged my butt out of the Southold Bay in 381 place.  Thinking to myself, I will be needing more swim lessons as I overheard one of the officials notice that there were 2 swimmers out on the course.  The one official said to the other, you have to pull them from the race.   I sort of ignored their comments because I was sure it was not Irene. 

I ran to the transition area, stripped out of my wetsuit, got my helmet and glasses on (time for Lasik), pushed the bike out of the transition area, and took off the best I could and passed a few people.  Returned my bike to the rack and looked over to Irene's transition section to find that her bike was gone.  Got my bike shoes off and on went my running shoes.  I was able to catch up to a few friends and neighbors.  Lynn asked me if I saw Irene, I yelled, "Her bike is off the rack, so that is a good sign!"  Little did I know what was going to happen next.

About 8:50 am, my heart sank as I looked into the tearful eyes of The Love Of My Life looking so disappointed at a time of triumph.  Was it tears of joy or was she in pain.  So I put my arms around her and gently asked, "What happened?"  She shook her head and her very sad face clamped her lips shut hesitating to reveal the meaning of welling in her eyes.  I leaned in and whispered into her ear, "Did you Not Finish?"  She cried a some more in my arms, as a few more people crossed the finish line at the 15th Mighty North Fork Triathlon in the background.

I said to her that she should be proud of your DNF.  Most people would have left after being pulled into a boat for being in the water for too long.  However the other woman, her name is Rose Marie Savage, who was in the boat as well decided to continue on and urged Irene to continue as well.  As they reached the shore, the race officials removed their timing chips around their ankles.  They grabbed their bikes and pedaled 8 miles and then ran 3.5 miles to officially complete the race unofficially. Who was really going to stop them! 

Even though, she did not officially have a logged time, she actually finished ahead of at least 5 people!  I am so proud that she continued on.  Now she has a base to work with and can only get better.  Keep in mind, Irene started swim lessons about 3 months ago, never swimming more than a simple doggy paddle.  In fact she never swam in any open water until dipping into the calm Connetquot River a couple weeks prior.

As we walked around and congratulated my friends Linda, Lynn and a bunch of other people.  I started to think about 164 days before this race, where I found myself waking up in a hospital room, after having a seizure from something I was born with!  Never any indication of anything was going to happen.  Go figure!  I am fine now,  at least I think I am.  You will have to ask Irene, my kids or my friends.  I am sure they would tell you, what I have, Explains a Lot!  LOL!

Thank goodness it did not get worse.  Because I might not have seen my Best Friend complete something that she was terrified of doing.  How incredible is it to be able to spend quality time with your Life Mate.  For us, it happens to be something athletic and something that we share as a family.  I really am the Luckiest Guy in the World to be married to the Greatest Woman in the World. 

And just you wait, when she takes on the Tobay Triathlon next month! 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

10 Day Shake ShapeUp with Noah and Irene

Welcome to the Shortest Challenge that will give you the Longest Results!

Irene, Our Team of Coaches and I are making this Super Easy and Full of Support for Everyone. Tell your friends and do it together.
We want to make this a Healthier World so we all can live long for our family and friends and be ultra productive in our community!
... Here's how it goes:
1. Replace one meal/day with Shakeology (the most Dense Daily Dose of Nutrition. Don't believe me? Go here to find out what this is all about -
2. Exercise for at least 30 minutes/day. Your choice of workouts. Whatever you like to do. Some will walk, run, bike, swim, Tai Cheng, P90X or Insanity.
3. Receive 10 days of healthy meal suggestions - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks - including recipes.
4. Receive 10 days of support, including an exciting, motivating video tip each day.

Reply on this event page, and then follow the link below to start the order process.

You will be added to our "Shake ShapeUp" Facebook Group Page where you can post, interact with other challenge members, and watch daily videos.