If you want to train for an obstacle race course (which are all the rage these days), but are unsure how to begin, you’ve come to the right place. Mud runs and obstacle race courses are popping up everywhere as people look for a fun new way of challenging themselves physically. However, most people seem [...]
Can spaghetti still be spaghetti without spaghetti noodles? In our house, the answer is now “Yes!” Presenting summer squash spaghetti. We recently signed up for our first community supported agriculture (CSA) through Maple Morning Farm here in Kentucky. CSA’s are an excellent way to get fresh, local produce while supporting farmers in your area. And the [...]
In April, I celebrated my P90X2 results by running my first obstacle race, The Indiana Spartan Race. What turned out to be a comedy of errors was also a good wake-up call. If I were to do another obstacle race, I needed to be better prepared (and not just physically). So I was determined to [...]
Sugar sure tastes great and can provide some quick energy. But that’s where the benefits end. When you feed your body sugar, you are giving it energy now and telling it to hold on to whatever energy it may have been planning on using… namely your fat. So cutting back (or out) your sugar can [...]
How do you make fitness decisions? Do you really pay attention to your thought process before you decide on something, or do you just go with your gut, so to speak. Here’s a concept I heard in a sermon that I am going to borrow to apply to your health. I would like you to [...]
A few years back, we needed some bedroom furniture for our oldest son. Being a fan of financial fitness, we decided we’d get the best bang for our buck at IKEA. But the closest one is an hour and a half from us and I didn’t want to get there and not be able to [...]
Recently, I participated in my first outdoor obstacle race. This particular race was called The Spartan Race. It consisted of 4 miles of trail (or should I say mud) running with 20+ obstacles interspersed along the way. Obstacles ranged from rope and net climbing, to carrying logs, mud pits, balance beam on logs, swimming, and [...]
My background prior to my P90X2 results… If only I could have gotten P90X2 results like this as a youth. I was always a reasonably athletic kid, but was chubby from late elementary until late high school. But in my early 20s, I got in great shape and really fell in love with fitness, so [...]
Everyone has their motivations for getting fit. Ranging from looking good and feeling better to recovering from injuries and preventing them, there are no shortage of reasons to get fit. I certainly have my motivations: I want to honor God with my body. I want to be attractive to my spouse. I want to be [...]
How do you go about skinning a cat? You wouldn’t, that’d be mean. Just because you don’t like pets doesn’t mean you have to be violent toward them. And what’s with you and your animosity towards animals anyway? If you asked how to skin or peel a clove of garlic, that I can help you [...]
How do you go about eating an elephant? You wouldn’t, that’d be mean. Elephants are smart, rare, and cute in their giant-nose-kind-of-way. Besides, what’d an elephant ever do to you? Furthermore, you don’t want to get on an elephant’s bad side.. they remember everything. Now eating a cow, chicken, or say, protein bar, that’s a [...]
Vitamix Smoothie Recipe Requirements I require every Vitamix smoothie recipe to have at least one vegetable for each fruit, otherwise there is just too much sugar (though we will occasionally make a fruit-only smoothie as a dessert on a designated dessert day). I also require every Vitamix smoothie recipe to have some kind of protein component, [...]
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