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Depression

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Depression

Introduction This is the story of the most painful period of my life. This is the story of my family, the hard parts and the redemption. This is the story for people suffering without hope. Watch the first ninety seconds and you will never look at me the same again. Watch until the end and…

Eat Less Sugar – Story

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Eat Less Sugar – Story

      Sugar held me up against a wall for twenty years and I didn’t even know it.  I grew up in the lower middle class.  My family and friends ate processed cereal, snacks, and candy daily.    Even the pasta sauce had extra sugar.     On the mean streets of Upper Darby, eating…

Jimmy the Giant Speech

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Processed food… One by one the conveyor belt pushes another package of potato chips, Tastykakes, and TV dinners forward.  One by one America gets bigger, burgeoning with bloat and belches.  That’s the thought process running through my head at the supermarket waiting in line.  How can anyone thrive eating the chemistry on that conveyor belt?…

CrossFit Open – Weeks 2 and 3

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CrossFit Open – Weeks 2 and 3

14.2 In my last post I vowed to do better in the next week’s CrossFit Open workout.  I didn’t account for one tiny detail.  The workout could be much, much harder.  It was.  At least for a born and bred, skinny guy like me it was. Here’s 14.2. Every 3 minutes for as long as…

Journey Through the CrossFit Open Competition (Week 3, Week 4, Week 5)

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Journey Through the CrossFit Open Competition (Week 3, Week 4, Week 5)

Note – If you haven’t read the previous post, you will not have the full context, so you may want to check it out.  Then again, this is a long post, so you may want to dive right in. Week 3 13.3 was announced to be a repeat of 12.4, meaning that the 4th workout…

Journey through the CrossFit Open Competition (Pre-Competition, Week 1, Week 2)

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Journey through the CrossFit Open Competition (Pre-Competition, Week 1, Week 2)

Pre-Competition The CrossFit Games Open competition is just a few days away and my excitement is growing by-the-minute. These Games are like The Hunger Games only in that you might die of a heart attack in the middle of the competition from too many alternating squats and sprints. The Open is a worldwide competition to…

Speech – Get Healthy: Eat More Fruit, Vegetables, and Fat

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Today, I gave Speech 8 from the Toastmasters Competent Communicator manual.  This speech is based on some recent posts from this site, but includes visual aids.  The speech ties together the concepts of eating carbohydrates requiring insulin leading to additional fat storage and how you can reduce carbohydrates in your diet, insulin needs, and fat…

The Primal Laws (Part II – Exercise)

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The Primal Laws (Part II – Exercise)

You may find it helpful to read Part I on Primal eating first or start all the way back at the beginning of this journey by reading Nature -vs- Technology. If you don’t like clicking those links, you’ll want the following reference information. These are the 10 Primal Laws. #1: Eat Lots of Plants and Animals #2:…

The Primal Laws (Part I – Eating)

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The Primal Laws (Part I – Eating)

I read The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson, while on vacation on the west coast, and found deep satisfaction and a renewed energy from beginning to implement some of the principles into my daily habits.  The main theme of the book is to reconnect with the lifestyle of humans from 10,000+ years ago when we were…

Rest & Relaxation – Part I

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Rest & Relaxation – Part I

Sometimes the most urgent thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest. – Ashleigh Brilliant   I believe rest & relaxation is important.  I think my natural tendency is to go overboard with regimentation and structure in life, particularly work, training, and eating. Sometimes, you need a break.  I try not to be…

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