Idea World Fitness and Nutrition Expo in San Diego a Rousing Success

BlogFest-IDEA-World-SweatPink-LogoLast week Idea World held their annual Fitness and Nutrition Expo here in my hometown of San Diego, aka “America’s Finest City”.  It was a huge success.

I had planned to attend Fitness Blogfest, which was a side by side event with sweat pink for bloggers and influencers and was so excited, I was among the first to pick up my registration materials the day before the event started.  Continue reading “Idea World Fitness and Nutrition Expo in San Diego a Rousing Success”

Team BeachBody’s New Nutrition Program 2B Mindset: What’s In The Box

New Nutrition Program 2B Mindset from BeachBody requires ZERO exercise

2B Mindset Be More TribeOrder the 2B Mindset Nutrition Program by June 3rd and SAVE $20

Team BeachBody recently came out with a new nutrition program for people who have challenges with their mindset around food. That means it is pretty much for all of us …

2B Mindset is an all new program designed to teach us all to have a better mindset about food and eating. 2B actually stands for two bunnies – a little funny, but it’s actually 2 bunny ears – four key points to keep in mind when working to have a great mindset about food and nutrition.

The key points are as follows:

1) Measure – this means weighing in every day.
2) Track – write down what you are eating and drinking.
3) Water first. Before eating or drinking anything, drink A LOT of water.
4) Veggies Most. For each of your meals and snacks, eat mostly veggies.

It’s that simple. Do those things and get to and maintain a healthy weight. No exercise required – but you will probably want to – and anything you can do to breathe and sweat is extra credit with #2BMindset

Order the 2B Mindset Nutrition Program by June 3rd and SAVE $20

BeachBody Clean Week: Unboxing – What’s In the Box? (video)

Stacia and I are putting on a “Clean Week” starting on April 16th so that anyone who is interested can Make it a Week, Before Making it a Lifestyle. This is a great way to try eating clean and find out how great it makes you feel.

When you join us for clean week, you are going to find that you get to eat a lot of great, tasty foods – and that you will have more energy than you thought possible. You’ll probably even feel happier, more upbeat and just might lose a couple pounds in the process. This is just the start of creating a whole new healthier lifestyle.

This video is an unboxing of what comes in the box when you order Clean Week for $29.95 (plus shipping and handling).

You get access to all the Clean Week at home workouts on BeachBody on Demand, a Quick Start Guide, meal planner (including some tasty recipes) and a sampler of seven individual servings of Shakeology in different flavors. I chose the vegan version, as I’m working on being dairy-free – but the ‘regular’ or flavors that contain whey protein are also super tasty.

That’s what’s in the box, but what I didn’t mention in the video is that you also receive entry into our private facebook group and all the support and encouragement you need to help create your new healthy habits and energetic lifestyle. Stacia and I are both committed to helping you be super successful and hit your health and fitness goals.

Speaking of goals – I’d love to hear about yours! What are your goals? How are you going to feel when you reach them? We want to help you make that happen!


Lots of Love and Aloha,

Coach Joe

I Stuffed Myself Like a Turkey During Thanksgiving – For 3 Straight Days

Stuffed Like a Turkey Joe AbsDespite my best intentions and many promises I made myself in the days leading up to Thanksgiving, I abused myself by overeating many foods I do not eat on a day to day basis.  Instead of holding steady on my course to a body composition test on my 55th birthday, I gained about 7 pounds in 3 days.  I’m sure it was all fat.  I’m definitely not proud of myself or my lack of willpower.

Of course I have all kinds of excuses: Continue reading “I Stuffed Myself Like a Turkey During Thanksgiving – For 3 Straight Days”

Food Intake December 23, 2016

4:30 – Shakeology w 16 oz H2O

7:15 – 1 HB egg, preworkout drink with 16 oz H2O

7:30 – Workout, 64 oz H2O

9:45 am – 3 handfuls cashews (a weakness)

10am – 2 grilled cheeseburgers (grass fed beef) no bun, 4 poached eggs, 1 slice of whole wheat toast, green drink

6PM – grilled chicken scallopeni with 4 eggs fried in avocado oil, 1 oz cheese, green drink

8pm – 2 handfuls almonds, 2 handfuls, raisins


Food Intake December 22, 2016

4:30 – Shakeology w 16 oz H2O

8AM Preworkout Drink, 16 oz H2O, 1 HB egg

8:15 Workout – Beast Legs, 64 oz H2O

11 AM – 2 scoops protein powder, 16 oz milk

11:15 – 2 grilled lean cheeseburgers no buns

3:30PM – 4 eggs fried in avocado oil, 1 slice whole wheat toast

10:15PM – green drink, handful of almonds


Food Intake December 21, 2016

6:30 AM – Shakeology w 16 oz H2O

10 AM – Green Drink, Luna Bar

1PM – Preworkout Drink. 16 oz H2O

1:15PM – Workout, 64 oz H2O

3:45 – 2 scoops protein powder, 16 oz milk

4:15 – Sushi, lots of sushi

5:45 – 2 scoops protein powder, 16 oz milk

7:45 – 2 scoops protein powder, 16 oz milk

Food Intake December 19, 2016

5:45 AM – Shakeology w 16 oz H2O

10 AM – 32 oz H2O, handful of cashews (unfortunately salted – one of my vices), small handful of dried cranberries, handful of almonds with vinegar and seasalt

1PM – 2 HB eggs, preworkout drink w 16oz H2O

1:15 PM Workout.  Monday Legs Day. 64 oz H2O

3:45 PM – ~ 6oz grilled carne asada, 1 oz cheese and green drink (spinach, celery, cucumber and H2O)

8:30 PM – .7 LB grilled lean ground sirloin, 2 oz cheeze, green drink

9PM – 2 handfuls almonds w vinegar and seasalt, 2 handfuls dried cranberries

Food Intake December 18, 2016

8 AM – Shakeology w 20 oz H2O

9 AM – 4 eggs fried in avocado oil, sm sweet potato, green drink

11:30 AM – 1 HB egg, 1 scoop protein powder, 16 oz H2O


12:30 PM – Preworkout drink, 16oz H2O

1PM workout, Shoulders, Abs, Jumprope, 64 oz H2O

3pm – Large grilled lean hamburger, no bun, greendrink

Daddy Blogger Review: Lindy’s Homemade Italian Ice

Lindy's Homemade Italian Ice LemonLindy’s Homemade Italian Ice Contains Ingredients I Don’t Allow in My Home

I recently responded to a call for bloggers to get free samples to try Lindy’s Homemade Italian Ice and was sent some coupons to redeem in our local grocery store.  Being a healthy eater and careful about what types of food we have in our house, I was kind of excited about it and it is advertised to be fat-free and gluten-free.

When I got to the grocery store and checked it out, I was extremely disappointed.   Continue reading “Daddy Blogger Review: Lindy’s Homemade Italian Ice”