My 30th Birthday Cake! - Children's Novelty Cake From J & J Bakery in Torrance

Birthdays

The past two weekends were devoted to birthdays. First, I celebrated my 30th birthday starting on a Saturday night until Monday night. Then, this last weekend (18th of October), I attended a kid’s birthday party.

I ditched the intermittent fasting out the window for my 30th birthday.

30th Birthday part 1

On the eve of my birthday, I took my high school friends with me for some beer and spicy chicken wings at Buffalo’s Wings N’ Things. All I could think of while trying to survive the Armageddon spicy sauce was “spicy food will boost your metabolism”. I sweat profusely but it was worth it, at least every once in a while. Continue reading

Office Exercising

Tips If You Have a Desk Job

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management philosophy that aims to provide the user with maximum focus and creative freshness, thereby allowing them to complete projects faster with less mental fatigue.

The process is simple. For every project throughout the day, you budget your time into short increments and take breaks periodically. You work for 25 minutes, then take break for five minutes.

- Source: Lifehack.org 

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Flex Founded Project Channel on YouTube

Website Feature: Flex Founded Project

Hey folks,

You should check out Flex Founded Project on YouTube by Corey Menzinger. There are videos for workouts, meals, and even motivation. The channel is very beginner-friendly. Below are some of my favorite videos from the channel

Three Basic and Important Rules for Beginners

Bodybuilding Macros and Meals For Getting Ripped

Killer Chest Workout with Corey & Amanda

Follow Flex Founded Project on Twitter or subscribe to their YouTube channel.

Tri-State Tough Mudder 2012

You Can’t Motivate Anyone. TRUTH.

A couple of weeks ago, I convinced one of my co-workers to enrol in the gym I was a member of. She asked me in the pantry about my gym, the fee, the environment, etc. I answered her inquiries excitedly. The following two weeks, she was at the gym with me busting her ass on the treadmill, on a bench, on a mat, and with a pair of dumbbells. Then I wrote a blog post titled “Recruiting” for this blog but I never got beyond the first draft. Now it makes sense why I didn’t go back to writing. It wasn’t meant to be published because weeks later my co-worker had “given up”.

Motivation is everywhere nowadays. It’s in books, in movies, in billboards, in slogans, on your Facebook feed, on blogs, on Tumblr, and even on Instagram. It’s inescapable. Throughout my perusing, finding, and digesting it, I learned one important thing about motivation. You can’t motivate anyone. Continue reading

Why You Should Hire a Personal Trainer

Last Wednesday, my personal relationship with my personal trainer ended. I had learned everything I could from him and it was time to set forth a different fitness route.

Hiring a personal trainer was one of the best decisions I made in life. I tried getting on the fitness path before and enrolled in a gym. But I quit so soon, lacking in motivation and knowledge. A couple of years later, after being diagnosed with sickness, I knew I had to make an uncomfortable yet wise change in my life. I wanted to go to the gym and restart my fitness route again. It has been three years since then. While making it this far could be attributed solely to my motivation and commitment, I could not deny the role my personal trainer played in my journey. Simply put, I wouldn’t get here without him.

Why should you hire a personal trainer, especially if you are a newbie? Continue reading

Journey to Fitness and Well-Being

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