Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Fat Guy Gets Fit- Ep 11- Run/Walk, Pasta Palad, Kathleen's Story, Check-In.

Fat Guy Gets Fit- Ep 11- Run/Walk, Pasta Palad, Kathleen's Story, Check-In.


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This week we have a lot of interesting stuff. I cover a run/walk program, giving you the premise for the first week. It involves running 1 minute, then walking 4, repeated until you've run/walked a half hour. I'll carry this forward as the show progresses.

I discussed our sponsor's product this week, Xenergy Energy Drink by Xyience. It's an energy drink containing no sugar, zero calories, and all kinds of things to give you a boost through caffeine, guarana, ginseng, and taurine. It's pretty tasty, though it's not inexpensive. It's for athletes and performers, and I recommend the product from a taste, energy-provision, and healthy contents perspective (some might fight me on the caffeine- that's a choice).

Kevin Kennedy-Spaien gives us tips about dining out, and I swipe Megin's recipe for Pasta Palad.

Next, a special interview with Kathleen, a former fat girl who lost 150 pounds and kept it off for over 25 years. She went from near-suicide to bicycling and dieting her way down to a Size 2 dress.

Finally, Katrina and I check in. It's funnier than normal, if that's to be believed.

Links:
Xenergy Energy Drink from Xyience - sponsor
Nutrition Tip from Health-Hack.com
I stole Megin's recipe
Kathleen's site.
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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Fat Guy Gets Fit Ep 10- Road Workout, Salmon, Checking In, Burning 20, and...Music?

Fat Guy Gets Fit Ep 10- Road Workout, Salmon, Checking In, Burning 20, and...Music?


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Road Workout- I enjoyed the travel workout found in the August issue of Outside Magazine, p.46. Outside is a great magazine, filled with great stories, interesting destinations, gear, and more.

Salmon- I talk about how to grill salmon, farm raised vs. wild salmon, and a little bit about a recipe.

Check-IN- Here, I talk about how it's been doing Fat Guy Gets Fit in front of you all. I thought when I started that I'd just be shamed into better fitness. Turns out, something different happened. I call out Chef Joe and Kim and Robert (and all of you) to let me know how you're doing. Send me comments or email chris at fatguygetsfit dot com.

Burning20: Adam Tinkoff talks about his efforts, first to lose weight, and then to get in 1/2 marathon shape, over at http://www.burningtwenty.com. Tink's a great guy, and you should subscribe to his podcast.

How to Subscribe- I talk about how to subscribe to Fat Guy Gets Fit, by going to http://feeds.feedburner.com/fatguygetsfit and clicking on the appropriate reader of choice.

Music? I played a song for the first time on the show (well, not counting my theme music). I played, "We Put the Fun Back in Funeral," by Mercury Radio Theater. Get more about them at http://music.podshow.com

By the way, this is a new microphone, a Blue Snowball. What'd you think? Could you hear the difference?

Thanks!




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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Fat Guy Gets Fit- Episode 9 Stability Ball Exercises, Megin's Menu, Make Good Choices, and Running In Place

Fat Guy Gets Fit- Episode 9 Stability Ball Exercises, Megin's Menu, Make Good Choices, and Running In Place

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Fitness- Ball Exercises

Ball Sizing- 90 degrees when sitting
Back Stretch- ball in the small of your back to your mid shoulders, arms way back over your head.
Side stretch- ball on your side, "outside" leg with foot flat, inside leg bent, inside arm with hand on ground, outside arm stretched.
Crunches
Advanced Bridge (backwards style)
Bent-knee bridges
Superman
Push-ups
*Core Performance Essentials

Nutrition- recorded live on location at Maine-ly Megin's house.

Self-Esteem Tips- Making good choices. Really, the premise here is simple: live by the choices you make, and focus on choices.

Website Review- Lara's Running in Place - covers lots of running stuff, but also the heart and mind behind all our fitness and nutrition efforts, including the good and the bad. The most recent post I read dealt with what goes on in the head, about pining over a missed race, making some food choices, and a lot more about thought processes. Lara's got a great blog to add to your collection of reading resources.

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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

FatGuyGetsFit- Ep 8- July4US, Jump In, BBQ Hacks

Fat Guy Gets Fit- Ep 8- July4US, Jump In, BBQ Hacks, Power Words, Maine-ly Megin, and Check-In on the 12 Week Fitness Challenge


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Project July4US. Come to Technorati and put the word "july4US" into the search bar. Hit enter, and explore all kinds of new media artists (podcasters, video podcasters, bloggers, vloggers and more) declaring their independence from big media.

Fitness tips from this episode came from Men's Health magazine online. The four exercises mentioned were from an article called build a beach-ready body. The exercises were:

  • Jumping Rope

  • Shuttle Run

  • Squat Thrust

  • Squat Thrust

  • Football Rundown



Nutrition covered Barbecue hacks. I talk about how it's a lot easier to get veggies into your diet when you can grill them, because hey- they taste more fun! I mention using root vegetables on the grill, too (beets, sweet potatoes, turnips, and vidalia onion). I give you my recipe for grilling corn (olive oil instead of butter, really), and I tell you how to make grilled pizza. Finally, I mention why you shouldn't overcook red meat, and I botch the name of the carcinogen. Dr. Weil mentions overcooking red meat can make something called "heterocyclic amines" or HCAs. (YOU wouldn't have remembered the name, either).



In Self-Esteem, I talk about using better words to help shape the way you look at yourself. I mention using power phrases, avoiding backhanded compliments, and attacking your own behaviors instead of attacking you as a person.



Katrina and I check in for week 3 of the 12 Week Fitness Challenge.



For a website review, I visit Maine-ly Megin, which is a great new blog that started up in response to our 12 Week Fitness Challenge. It's great! Come check it out.



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