Hello again guys, hope all is well on your end! I’m still plugging away and getting things put together for my office move on April 1st. Starting then, I’ll be in the building of Athletic Revolution on 65th street between Binford boulevard and Allisonville road. The owner of the gym is a friend of mine who also happens to send me clients, so with my focus on sports nutrition, it seemed like a logical fit. He works mostly with kids from about 6-18+ years old looking to improve in their sports, but also offers adult boot camps most mornings and evenings of the week and also 1 or 2 on Saturday mornings. The facility is great and I can guarantee you will get a crazy good workout in. I’d encourge everyone to check out his webpage at http://athleticrevolutionnortheastindy.com/. I help him coach speed and strength training a couple days a week with his high school and college clients. It’s a great change from sitting in front of a computer all the time.
Aside from that I’ve been busy trying to finish up my studying for my strength and conditioning certification (I sit on April 1st). And finally, on April 2nd, I’ve been asked to give a talk at my alma mater about RDs in the media and my experiences as an entrepreneur! I was really taken aback by that last one. I mean, they must have amnesia because I was, well… lets just say had you followed my every move through college, I’m not what you would call a “model student”. Nonetheless, I’m pretty stoked for it.
Also, it looks like I’ll be keeping the supplement blogs to a minimum. Got a pretty low hit count on the creatine blog and it’s one of the only ergogenic aids out there that actually has some merit to it (I’m obviously talking about LEGAL supplements here… Lance, I’m looking at you). With that said, I will put out another blog or 2 on supplements, but they will likely be condensed.
Here are the things that I am trying to do better:
1. Focus on fresh produce variety: I found myself eating the same stuff. Mostly blueberries, oranges, romaine lettuce, broccoli, and bell peppers. Not that that is a bad thing, but I decided I needed more variety so I’m branching out. Been eating avocados like its my job lately (oh wait, it kind of is).
2. Eat more fish: If you know me well, you know that I’ll eat fish, but it’s not my favorite. So I bought a bunch of frozen tilapia and other mild flavored fish to try different seasonings on.
3. Eat less cheese: I know you all feel me on this one. And even though I’d long ago switched to nearly only buying 2% reduced fat cheese, I still overindulged on it. I’m trying to sub in seasonings and herbs to up the nutritional content and decrease overall calories (still trying to lose the pooch I put on).
4. Move more throughout the day: There is a bunch of research out there that shows constant (relatively… think a farmer) movement is much better for our overall health than sitting all day and going to the gym to for 30 or and hour. So I’m trying to get up from my desk more often. I’m considering a standup or treadmill desk for my next office.
5. Drink more water: It’s not that I’m severely dehydrated or anything, but our bodies are about 2/3 water and the chemical reactions going on within us require it. I also probably have too many diet sodas. Water just gets so boring sometimes, which is why I’m going back to throwing mixed fruit into a pitcher to keep in my fridge.
So that’s it for now. Next up will be more on supplements and whether or not you should use them.
Thanks for reading!