Should You Get A Fitbit?

Should You Get A Fitbit?

Calorie counting, Cardio, Dieting, Uncategorized
If you live in the year 2017 like me, and you've stepped outside lately, you've probably seen one of these rectangular watch-looking things on someone's wrist. They look sort of like one of those "smart" watches from Apple or Samsung, but they're not. They don't do anything related to a phone. They're Fitbits, and they're here to help you lose weight, get fit, and achieve those new years resolutions! Should you get one of these? Well, let's take a look at the some of the notable features, one-by-one: (more…)
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Working Out Is Like Showering

Working Out Is Like Showering

Cardio, Motivation, Uncategorized, Weight loss
Well, first things first. It's been a while (4 months?) since I last posted - so to all my loyal readers (all... 3 of you), I apologize. Reasons I stopped posting: Personal life got in the way - certain people / things demanded more of my time, I hit a weight loss plateau (still hovering around 170 lbs) so I don't feel like I'm practicing what I preach, and... I got lazy. None of those matter, though, because I have time now, and I have thoughts now, and I'll be damned if I don't combine my crazy weird thoughts with that time to produce some unique fitness-related content. So without further ado, back to our regularly scheduled programming... (more…)
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Why Ex-Sports Players Gain Weight

Calorie counting, Cardio, Dieting, Food, Uncategorized, Weight loss
Whenever I watch any sports game on TV, I've noticed something. Usually, the commentators are a mix of well-known sports analysts, ex-coaches, and ex-players. And something that always seems to be common is that the old ex-players are significantly more... uhh... round. [caption id="attachment_1084" align="alignnone" width="1310"] More round. More mound. Less rebound. (sbnation.com)[/caption] (more…)
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Removing Calories vs. Adding Cardio

Calorie counting, Cardio, Dieting, Food, Motivation, Uncategorized, Weight loss
When you're dieting and trying to achieve a calorie deficit (or... pop tart deficit), there are 2 ways to do so: Eat less calories. Burn more calories. Pretty simple, right? Remember, running a mile (burning ~100 calories) is going to create the same calorie deficit as refusing 1/2 a Pop Tart (eating 100 calories less). But which one do you choose? (more…)
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Ride The Heater!

Ride The Heater!

Calorie counting, Cardio, Daily reports, Motivation, Uncategorized, Weight loss
In poker, there's ups and downs. Overall, it is a skill-based game, but there is no doubt that there's quite a bit of luck involved. Even seasoned poker professionals have weeks or months where they just keep losing money. However, while there can be streaks of bad luck, there can also be streaks of good luck. These are called heaters - periods where no matter how good or bad you play, you just keep winning money, because the cards keep falling your way. And when you're on a heater, common advice among poker players is: ride the heater. That is, keep playing while you're still hot. Don't stack up your chips and go home - why would you? Don't you want to keep winning? Don't you want FREE MONEY? Stay at the table…
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