Showing posts from September, 2008

Just Three Months??!!

Just three months until ... Christmas!!


In preparation for an upcoming week-long surfing vacation in the Outer Banks, I watched The Endless Summer last night. Best surfing flick ever. Forgot how funny it was.

I'm amped.

All The Best,

-- Don

Bodybuilding Update

Going fantastic so far!

I'm riding the bike four mornings a week: Two 45-minute rides in the middle zone (heart rate between 118-139); one 65 minute ride (mostly low zone); and one intense 35-minute ride.

The extra weight is starting to come off already. My face is tighter, my pants are looser (is that even a word?), I feel great.

The lifting's going well. I'm slowly working back up to some reasonable level of strength. Did squats at 225 on Monday, felt pretty good. Back and arms are noticeably improved already.

Diet is very clean and on schedule. Been eating three meals, three snacks, and avoiding the bad stuff. I'm even allowed a small glass of red wine with dinner -- which is good for the health.

I am keeping focused on my goal.

Negatives: rotator cuff is acting up, tennis elbow in the left arm. Seeing the doc soon 'bout that stuff. But I'll adapt and overcome.

I need to get out of bed earlier. 6:30 is way too late; I'm shooting for 5:00 a.m. as a target.

All Th…

Quote Of The Day

From the movie "Billy Madison":

What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

I Can Relate


I work for money. Not for fun.

The more I do my work, the less I like it.


All The Best,

-- Don

Diet and Exercise

Met with the nutritionist yesterday to get my diet dialed in.

I admit I'm shocked; it's 51 percent carbs, 29 percent protein and 20 percent fat. I thought it'd be more protein.

My daily caloric intake is about 2,200 calories, spread across three meals and three snacks (I just finished some cottage cheese and corn chips for a snack).

The challenge, now, is to search the thousands (literally!) of recipes I have at home and find those that fit into my nutritional guidelines. Yes, I did get a menu -- complete with a shopping list -- but the menus are ... well ... let's say they're geared toward a bodybuilder and not a Foodie. I can find and/or adapt existing recipes that will meet my needs while still appealing to the gourmet in me. Actually, this sounds like fun to me.

My exercise plan, right now, is four days of cardio and three days of weight lifting.

The cardio is managed by a computerized system that includes a wristwatch (Polar -- Warning: website has sound) that moni…