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Finding Focus

Sometimes it takes just the right motivation to push you in a certain direction. You might know that you need to head down a certain path but never choose to. Maybe you’re too scared or you think it’s too hard?  I know I fall into that trap often. At times I can look to find an easy way out even though I know that the more difficult path is probably going to be better for me overall. That’s why it’s import to find your focus. Finding Focus on a goal or choice you have is one of the best ways to overcome them. We all need a reason for lacing up our shoes for a run, click in the pedals for a ride or to throw on those gym shorts to get in a workout. Having a reason or a purpose is essential.

My Focus

My BoyI’ve definitely found my focus. I’ve started and stopped this post for about 4 months now. I can never seem to find the time to get back to it and this little guys is why. He consumes whatever extra time I have and I couldn’t be any happier about it. I could never imagine what it felt like to be a parent until it happened. I’ve listened to everyone’s stories about it but you seriously can’t fathom what its like until you see a mini version of you laughing, giggling and just enjoying life. It’s amazing. I’ve got a new focus on growing in life with no excuses left that make any sense to me any more. Our boy needs his parents around more in today’s times than any other and I plan on being here for as long as possible. That’s going to require lots of ass kicking workouts and a new eating plan so we can place a strong foundation of fitness & health in our sons life. How can we expect him to grow up healthy & strong if we aren’t willing to put in the work ourselves?

So my new plan of action is CrossFit. I signed up for it last week and I’m about halfway through my foundation work. I’ll most likely post more about the CrossFit culture, workouts and the crazy ass kicking I’ll be receiving but for now I’m sinking myself into the training and movements of CrossFit and trying to expand and learn as much as I can about myself and my limitations. My goal is to schedule CrossFit workouts at least three times a week and filling in any extra time I have on my bike. Even if that means throwing the bike in the trainer then so be it. It’s technically the off season of cycling anyway, though that’s not truly valid here in SoCal. So with all that said…I’m back!!!!

Insanity Challenge Pack

InsanityFit

Don’t tell Tony Horton but I think I’ve leaned more towards Insanity in the last year than I have P90X.  Now for the whole month of April you can get the entire Insanity Challenge Pack for $180. Say what? Ya heard right! With the Challenge pack you’ll receive the Insanity Fitness program, one of four of the Shakeology flavors (your choice) and a free 30-day membership to the Team Beachbody Club, where you’ll find all the support to complete this badass 60-day program.  That’s a total of over $90 of savings if you purchase all of these items separately.  Killer deal if you’re trying to get in shape.

A little About the Program

InsanityInsanity is Shaun T’s biggest fitness program.  This total-body conditioning program is designed to transform your body & fitness level in just 60 days.  Who doesn’t want to look and feel better in 60 days?  The secret is an advanced training technique called MAX Interval Training, which flips the standard approach of exercising, interval training, on its head.  MAX Interval Training has participants working out rigorously for long bursts with brief cool downs in between, so they’re working out harder and longer.  This is a no joke program that is designed to seriously kick your ass.  If you’re ready for a challenge then this is it, for real.

 

A little About the Shake

Shakeology is the most delicious, nutrient-dense superfood-packed protein shake on the planet.  It contains more than 70 natural ingredients derived from rich, nutrient-dense whole-food sources from around the world.  The Healthiest Meal of the Day comes in 4 flavors: Chocolate Vegan, Tropical Strawberry (Vegan), Greenberry, or regular Chocolate.  I can tell you that my favorite is regular chocolate but all 4 are super delicious and filling.  My family has been drinking them daily for almost 2 years now.  They’re also great on the road when traveling to keep from sabotaging your meal plan by eating out and grabbing junk.

Now click Go

So that’s it…All of April you have the chance to start this challenge at a reduced price.  You have no excuses now, because really all that holds us back from reaching the goals we want is simply ourselves.  If you’re ready to go and want to give it a shot then shoot me a message on my contact page or simply hit the link below and take the hardest step…choosing to change!!

Insanity Challenge Pack <–Link 

 

Wind is a Beast

Wind

Mother Nature has a special way of dealing a one-two punch to your body that most times you can’t see coming. What I’m speaking of is wind and sometimes it can be a beast to deal with.  It’s one of the most frustrating things to deal with, in my mind, when it comes to cycling.  Sometimes it feels as if you’re dragging an extra person behind you or that someone pulled a prank and tightened your brakes down when you weren’t looking.  It’s something all cyclists have to deal with at every ride they go on.  Whether you’re riding in a group or out on your own, you’re dealing with the wind.

I’m not sure if it’s me but it always seems like there is some cosmic torture guy standing by ready to slam a strong headwind at me whenever I’m feeling a little confident.  Funny thing is it almost always seems to happen when I’m riding solo and don’t have the opportunity to draft off of someone else.  Maybe that’s the dreaded Murphy’s Law?  Not sure but there is a huge industry behind this whole wind thing.  I mean HUGE, I would say everything made for cycling probably goes through some kind of wind tunnel test if they want to be taken seriously.  We’re talking anything from aerodynamic bikes, helmets,  kits, lights, shoes & gear to well…you get the idea.  I’ve even seen these little ear contraptions you can wear to reduce the wind noise in your ears when you’re riding.

So the question is, what do you do when you’re hitting a really windy day? Do you push through and grind on your petals?  I often try to picture myself climbing some huge mountain in France even though realistically I’m on the coast somewhere being hammered by Mother Nature :)

“Mantenha o lado da borracha para baixo”

What is Shakeology?

I can remember the first day when I asked “What is Shakeology?”  That was almost 3 years ago now and I have been drinking it ever since.  What I can tell you is that for me it’s the best meal replacement shake available that’s loaded with over 70 power packed ingredients.  Don’t take my word for it though.  If you haven’t heard of it before then watch this video.  It’s a hilarious clip done by Tony Horton (creator of P90X) and it all rings true and hits home for me and my family as we wouldn’t go a day without it.  Look, we all get busy and have a lot going on in our lives and with Shakeology it provides a filling in that nutrition gap that we can sometimes overlook.  Watch the video and comment below.  I would love your feedback!

 

If you’re interested in trying a sample of Shakeology just Contact me and we’ll get you set up.  Or if you’re ready to order just head over to the TnTFitness Club Store to get the ball rolling.

Eat Clean in 2013

Ultimate Reset

OK, I’ll admit it.  I fell off the fitness wagon.  Yep, I fell hard.  After completing the TnT-Fitness-Club-Reset in October and having great success (see my results) I fell right into the holiday traps and gained back 7 of the 12 lbs I lost.  But that’s OK.  It happens, I’m human.  To my defense a lot has happened in these past few months.  Life basically…….got in the way and that’s going to happen.  It’s going to happen to all of us at some point.  Something will get in the way of our health & fitness.  What’s important to remember is to not let it happen for too long of a period.  Get back on that horse and keep driving forward. That’s why I’m making it a challenge to “Eat Clean in 2013″.

To hammer my point even deeper I’ve decided to do the Tnt-Fitness-Club-Reset again.  This time with a few others making it a challenge that each of us can hold each other accountable to.  In reality I don’t have much weight to lose but for me that’s not what this is about.  The Reset is also about cleansing and detoxing your body.  The weight loss is just a bonus.  What you get from it is a clean slate inside and out.  It defogs your mind, body & spirit.  I can use that right now.  I’m pretty clouded up in the noggin and I’m ready to charge forward into the next month and start fresh.  Sometimes it’s good to take a step back and see what you’ve done wrong then create a plan to tackle the issues.  That’s where I’m at and I’m looking forward to moving onward.