Men’s Health Urbanathlon Chicago 2011 Race Recap

One of the main reasons I loved Chicago so much was it’s walkability and the social scene.  From amazing restaurants to the bars with good music and well dressed people without being snotty or clubby, this is my kind of city. After dinner on Saturday, my friend Andrea brought roomie and I to a couple […]

Stripped and Toning It Up: Last 10 lbs!

I’ve gotta drop 10 lb in 4 weeks for a video shoot I’m doing in September.  This is not an easy feat but something I can do.  As luck would have it, I was sent a copy of The Eat-Clean Diet Stripped: Peel Off Those Last 10 Pounds! by Tosca Reno.  As many of you […]

Top 5 Pre-Workout Early Morning Snacks

This morning I tried to give the Tone It Up Booty Call a boost.  The “Booty Call” says to wake up and go for a 30 minute walk or jog right away with out eating anything, you may have a glass or two of water.  I used to do it this winter with just walking […]

Grilled Chicken Summer Greek Salad Recipe

It is hot, hot, hot!  This morning I woke up early and got in my most difficult day of interval training.  I did cardio workout #2 from my post earlier this week.  Afterwards, I watched my heart rate monitor as I burned an additional 100 calories after I had stopped.  That was fun. I needed […]

Summer Essentials: Beach Edition

I am a planner so it should come as no surprise I always have a large bag full of goodies when it’s time to hit the beach.  Here are my must haves and recommendations for your weekend excursion at the beach. Floppy Hat – My recent purchase of a large floppy hat made it official, […]

Summer Travels on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Provincetown

July has been one of the best and busiest months I have had in a long time!  Good weather, friends, family and will power!  Yes, will power.  I’ve managed to stick with my training plan for the most part even though I’ve been traveling a ton.  I just finished posting at CrushingTheCourse.com and wanted to […]

My New Strength Training Program!

As part of my training for the Urbanathlon, Joe Dowdell gave me a program to follow that has me in the gym pumping iron on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  On Tuesday and Thursday I follow an intense cardio interval workout that requires me to stay within a specific target heart rate zone. When I first […]

The results of my fit tests!

My trip last week to NYC was to see how physically fit I really am.  I got to meet with Joe Dowdell who is one of the most sought after trainers in the world.  He has an amazing facility in the city and I am so lucky to have been able to be a guest. […]