Sunday, April 12, 2009

Yoga photos

I posted a while ago about doing a small photo shoot with a friend of mine up in Seattle.  Well I finally got the chance to do it on Saturday.  The weather was crappy and we were able to get in a few shots between rain storms.  The location isn't what we had planned but with the weather being iffy we took what we could get.  Here are a few of them.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Check up

So I decided to to go do a couple things today to see where I am at medically speaking.  I scheduled a physical with my Dr. and also scheduled a hydrostatic body fat test.  

First off at Dr., things went really good and I am looking forward to getting all my blood work back to see how things like my blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels are doing.  They were pretty good the last time I had them checked but I am hoping for a very good report back. 

Then I went for the hydrostatic test.  This was the first time I have done this type of body fat test and everyone tells me it is the most accurate way to measure body fat. So the day before I started working out at Recreate Fitness back in November, I got my body fat tested and I was at 35%, well after a little over 5 months I am at 16%!!!  The test came back as 179 lbs of lean (muscle, bones, organs) 35 lbs of fat.  Which for my age and build puts me in an ideal bmi.  That is probably the first time in my life I have ever heard that.  
So in a little over 5 months at recreate, I lost 25 pounds and 19% body fat!  I wish I knew how much lean muscle I have added...

Work out:

10 heavy kettle bell swing - 24k/28k/36k
play fetch with  a 30 pound d ball 3x

Work out:
Partner work out: 30/30 6x

jumping pull ups
wall ball 20 lbs
rope snaps

Monday, April 6, 2009


From sun up till sun down, I was in a fantastic mood today.  The sun was shining and the air was so fresh that I could not stop smiling all day!  My car even broke down today and as it was being picked up by the tow operator all I could do was crack stupid jokes and comment on what a great day it was.  I don't think he usually gets that response when he picks up someone's broken car.  :) 

Went out and snapped a few pictures this evening of the waterfront.  I didn't have a lot of time because I got down there a little too late for the good light, but still enjoyed myself.  

Had a great work out this morning.  It is short but probably one of the hardest work out we do there for some reason.  It was row, slam, run!  All of them are a sprint and try not to get sick!  haha

Work out:


Front Squats

5 sets of up to 165 is all today.  I struggled with form last time and I wanted to work on it this time.  They felt much better then our last cycle.  

5 sets of ring rows...put feet on box this time and really liked it, made it much harder.


row 250 meters
20 ball slams / 20 lbs.
sprint to end of parking lot and back.
3 rounds for time.
1:49 / 1:54 / 2:04

Sunday, April 5, 2009


I stopped into REI yesterday to pick up a small gift for a friend for his birthday yesterday.  While I was in there I started looking at back packs and hiking equipment because I keep toying around with the idea that I want to jump into it this year.  Well after having dinner with him and his friends last night and hearing some of their stories and advice,I really want to start hiking.  I have always loved the outdoors and walking trails, but for whatever reason I have never followed through with actually going out and doing it!  I live in the Great NW for goodness sakes!  It isn't like I can't find anywhere interesting to go.  Between all the great places within an hour of Portland and all the trips I make up to Seattle there are probably hundreds of easily accessible challenging trails.  I want to find ones that are challenging and scenic so I can also do my photography while I am hiking.  I am curious to find out how my fitness level will work out on some of these difficult hikes/climbs.  I am sure I am in for a rude awakening!   So now the obsessing and research begins and equipment, trails, safety, rules, what to bring, etc...  Good thing I have some good friends that are very experienced with hiking and climbing to give me some advice. 

Work out:
Partner work out - 

6 times sprint around the building
6 times heavy med ball carry
100 double kb swing.  (ended up using a 44k kb)  long story!  haha
100 ball slams 25 lb ball
100 med ball passes
6 times mini leg circuit
6 times row 250 meters

Katie was an awesome partner!  I think our time was 25:21


1 can of tuna fish and two corn tortillas 
banana chips
a lot of Lebanese food (was really good)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Jami knows

Of course yesterdays post was an April fools... Those pancakes looked good in that picture though. I might need to make some this weekend.

Work out:

modified wall push ups
sit ups
went to the small gym in the hotel....
lat pulls
tricep extensions

turkey sandwich, fruit
protein bar

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A new plan

I give up! All this eating good is too hard for me. I think I am ready to go back to eating bad and just sitting around. So I decided to start it off right with a nice big breakfast as you can see in the photo of what I ate this morning. That was some good stuff, I think for lunch I am going to head over to McDonalds for a couple Big Macs and fries! I haven't had anything like that in over a year and a half. Then for dinner...hmmm Maybe a whole pizza or someting will be good. Ohhhh then desert! I am definately going to have to go out and find some Pecan Pie!

Tonights work out will consist of me trying to walk up to my hotel room after eating all this food.

Yesterdays Work out:

Swimming....I don't know how many laps I did, but my arms feel a little like jello this morning. Plus I really need to invest in some goggles, my eyes are burning from the chlorine still.
Yesterdays food
large chicken salad
ahi, asparagus, bread