Hybrid Fitness

There are way too many fitness trends out there and not anyone of them can do the job for you alone.

P90X, yoga, adventure racing, crossfit, circuit training, pilates…which do I choose?

I choose them all, or a mixture of them.

Like writing code in Ruby on Rails, you can take the best parts and move them around to fit for the best results.

That way I can create my own all-inclusive workout program.

Would also like to find a team sport to participate in too. Something that will take me back to my youth when I spent all day outside.

Which reminds me of Calvinball of course…

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I declare from here on out that I will never again take advantage of the all-you-can-eat BBQ rib night.

Why do I do this to myself?

After gorging on smoked meat, I waddled to the grocery store and bought yogurt, fruit, veggies, nuts, quinoa, whole grain wheat bread and lean turkey for the week. I am purging.

No fructose corn syrup, no extra sugars, no trans fat.

If I do this right, I may not feel the need to overeat again.


Running Man

I am not a runner. Most of my experiences have been short bursts of pure speed but no real endurance. I’ve attempted to change this as I’ve gotten older these past few years but never stuck with it.

The problem has been my lungs and my knees. After a lot of wear and tear on my knees from high school football, the impact on my feet from running is a horrible experience.

I’ve reduced a lot of impact and injury thanks to good shoes and running on trails instead of pavement.

Still not sure how to break the 5-mile endurance barrier. At my best I’ve managed maybe 2.5 miles non-stop.


Physical Challenge: Get Fit/Stay Fit

40 minute workout every other day.

Warm up = 5m, 3 circuits for a total of 30m. 1 circuit = 10 minutes. Each circuit will be a mixture of exercises. Cool down = 5m.

A minimum of 30m cardio training every other day. Running or cycling.

I even want to work in some yoga and stretching.



Lean meats like chicken, turkey and fish with one splurge a week of red meat. Whataburger anyone?

Veggies. Need to stay away from white potatoes though.