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Weeks 3-5

Well these weeks have literally flown by.

It’s all about perspective!


“All you can handle, Bro!”

The workouts have remained fairly consistent and the eating has remained steady as well.

The one new aspect which my wife is amazing at, but I tend to struggle with is a cleanse.

She has started her 6 day cleanse and she will crush it.

I am stumbling into my cleanse by under preparing and not making it a priority.  I bought smoothie products to blend only to have to leave the house at 7:30am this morning and by the time I left my son had just woken up.  At the end of the day, its a bunch of excuses and I will buckle down today.

Let’s do this!


I’ll keep you posted as to how things proceed.

Week 2 recap – Journey back to health

Week 2 recap – Journey back to health


Pic from the past – Back in 2011 when I was near my leanest and in top shape!

The past week has been a tough week.  As in life, things at work or at home arent always copacetic and this week had a bit of resistance in all those areas.  This naturally affected my workouts and at the end of the day, my eating.

Mind you, I stayed quite diligent in eating reasonably well, such as a quest bar as a snack or bringing a banana to work in addition to a snack as I knew I would be hungry.  I find myself a bit hungrier on the mornings I hit the gym.

The good news is, even with some later dinners and additional days with caloric intake near 2,200 total, I still managed only 1 Lenny & Larrys Protein cookie and was able to drink a solid amount of water.  At least 64 ounces per day if not closer to 100.  My goal for week 5 and thereafter is 128 ounces per day.

The best part of the chaos is being able to focus and hit the gym again.  Those mornings at the gym are wonderful and I leave there feeling like I got some good work in.

I’m looking forward to week 3 and surprising my wife in Clewiston, FL as she runs her first 50 mile race at the Skydive Ultra!  Can’t wait to see the look on her face when she see’s my sister, brother-in-law and myself cheering her on!


The Journey… Back to becoming an Ironman

Week 1 – So on truth, I’ve been diligent about the foods I’ve been eating for a solid week and I’ve been working out 3-4 times a week. (During the week at 6am and weekends closer to 7:30am).

Having said that, removing one or two dense calorie items (Lenny & Larry’s protein cookies) from the daily diet (approx 400 calories per serving) has helped me feel better.

I will actually record my weight this week but my starting baseline 2 weeks ago was 285 lbs.

I haven’t taken measurements yet or done my BMI.  Here is a safe assumption at this point.  I’m overweight.  The heaviest I’ve been in approximately 10 years.  My son is going to be 2 years old in April and I want to be a healthy role model and be able to comfortably play with him.

So one of my goals for 2017 is to lose 40 lbs on the low end and 80 lbs on the high end.  

It sounds big, but removing something as simple as one protein cookie a day equates to 400 calories and over 7 days that equals 2,800 calories.  3,500 calories equals a pound.  So one more subtle change in the eating regimen and we’re easily at 1 pound per week of weight loss plus the workouts which I had pretty much given up previously.

Another goal of mine, will be to work on getting a couple of sponsors or advertisers on this blog to motivate me with their products but also so I can show the results herein.

Thanks for joining me in this journey and I hope it inspires you as well.

We’re gonna do great things in 2017!

Me & my amazing super athlete and supportive wife Jonell!

REV3 Venice, Florida Half (70.3) & Olympic distance 2014 triathlon results

REV3 Venice, Florida Half (70.3) & Olympic distance 2014 triathlon results

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Former REV3 Florida Medals

Ironman Florida 2014 Results

Ironman Florida 2014 Results


If triathlon was easy

Ironman Logo - M-DOT

Ironman Logo – M-DOT

Ironman 70.3 Haines City, FL Results 2014

Ironman 70.3 Haines City, FL Results 2014

Ironman Logo - M-DOT

Ironman Logo – M-DOT

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Here, another reminder that you really have no excuse for not getting enough exercise.

Here, another reminder that you really have no excuse for not getting enough exercise.

By Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo News
November 18, 2013

triathlete tattoo

triathlete tattoo

In 2005, Karen Aydelott was struck by a car, seriously injuring one of her legs, ABC-15 reported. Three years later, despite undergoing several surgical procedures, Aydelott was told that the leg needed to be amputated.

Fast-forward to this past weekend. Aydelott, now 67 according to Ironman.com, finished another Ironman, this one in Arizona. Ironman triathlons include a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike race and a full marathon (26.2 miles of fun).

Aydelott had completed the epic endurance races before. In fact, this most recent race was her 29th, according to ABC-15.

IM Ironman

IM Ironman

However, this competition proved special because unlike last month’s Ironman World Championship in Hawaii during which she suffered complications with her prosthetic, Aydelott was able to finish before the race’s midnight cutoff. She finished in 16 hours, 11 minutes and 12 seconds, according to Ironman.com.

Before the race, Aydelott told ABC-15 that her thoughts on the competitions have changed since undergoing her surgery. “It is a tough race either way,” she said. “You still have goals, but maybe instead of trying to win you focus on finishing. There is the same feeling of accomplishment.”

In 2007, Scott Rigsby became the first double amputee to complete an Ironman competition with prosthethics, according to WALB. Rigsby, who lost one leg right after high school when he was dragged beneath a truck trailer and later had the other leg amputated because of complications from the accident, finished the race in 16 hours, 42 minutes and 46 seconds. He was 39 at the time.

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Pregnant Woman on Raw-Food Diet Causes Controversy: Is She Bananas?

Pregnant Woman on Raw-Food Diet Causes Controversy: Is She Bananas?

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Dreznin’s Find your fit challenge Feast

By Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Healthy Living

Can a pregnant woman be healthy on a raw vegan diet?

It’s a question being beaten to a pulp following a recent interview with Australian designer Loni Jane Anthony, 25, an expectant mother, who discusses her adherence to such a diet — including her tendency to consume 10 bananas for breakfast and 6 mangoes for lunch. The strict eating regimen has made Anthony, also a photographer with more than 103,000 Instagram fans, the subject of public scorn, with some deriding her for endangering both herself and her baby.

“You kind of realize who your friends are,” she tells News.com.au in the Tuesday interview, referring to the frequent eye rolls she gets over the fact that she follows the “80/10/10,” a raw fruit and veggie diet providing 80 percent carbs, 10 percent fat and 10 percent protein. “I’ve had a lot of judgment from people thinking I’m nuts and saying ‘Why is Loni eating 10 bananas for breakfast? Is she crazy?’ People tend to shut you out because you’re not in the social circle of alcohol or drinking coffee …They’re in their comfort zones of eating junk and they don’t want to be around someone who makes them feel guilty.”

A typical daily menu for Anthony, she says, might include a few “mono meals,” meaning one type of fruit, like oranges or bananas or watermelon; a smoothie; and for dinner, a large salad with tahini dressing—plus plenty of warm water with lemon.

She says she switched to the diet, created by longtime athlete and trainer Douglas Graham, after a lifestyle of heavy drinking and lots of junk food that led to a battery of health problems. “I started getting skin infections, acne, and putting on weight, which was weird because I’d always been so slim,” she says. “I wanted to sleep all the time and ended up with a whole range of health problems including candida overgrowth, hormone imbalance, irregular periods, and hair loss. I also got really sick on a trip (read: fully-blown bender) to Thailand and picked up parasites and dengue fever.”

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Ironman 70.3 Augusta Results 2013

Ironman 70.3 Augusta Results 2013

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IM Ironman

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The Perfect Workout For 40+: Triathlon Training

The Perfect Workout For 40+: Triathlon Training


By Jenna Bergen

Research and writing by Lara Rosenbaum

There are plenty of things to love about getting older—you’ve learned to appreciate the little things (a purring cat on your lap, the first strawberry of summer, comfortable heels that go with everything), you’ve made peace with your faults (or at least most of them), and you can eat dessert before dinner and no one is going to say you can’t. But the wisdom of age also brings another inevitability: “Bodies change as we age,” says physiologist Tom Holland, C.S.C.S., author of The 12-Week Triathlete. Hormone levels change, and you naturally lose metabolism-revving muscle mass starting around age 30—about half a pound a year. As a result, metabolism slows, making weight gain easier. (Click Here <—=== For some nutrition products to help maintain healthy living)

One of the best ways to stay fit and injury-free in your 30s, 40s, and beyond is one many women have already discovered: triathlons—a race where you swim, bike, and run, one sport immediately following the other. Nearly 40% of triathletes are now women, and female participation has jumped 10% over the last decade, according to USA Triathlon. What’s more, the largest membership increase is within the 30 to 49 age groups, and the average triathlon participant is 38.

Why the buzz? “It’s essentially forced cross-training,” Holland explains.

Ready to follow Donovan’s lead? Here are a few things you need to know about triathlons before you get started:

* Make your first race a sprint triathlon. This is the shortest distance—usually a half-mile swim, 12-mile bike, and 3-mile run. Most beginners will finish the race in about 2 hours.
The average training plan for a sprint triathlon lasts about 6 to 8 weeks.

* You don’t have to invest in a ton of fancy equipment. You can ride any working bike—yes, even a mountain bike or beach cruiser. Many local bike shops will rent you a bike for a day.

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If triathlon was easy, they'd call it football!

If triathlon was easy, they’d call it football!

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