Daily Workout: Monday December 10, 2018

Yesterday did not turn out to be much of a workout day for me.  It’s easy to make excuses, but it was just one of those days.  Got busy with Ava Kalea during the day and since the Seahawks were on Monday Night Football, I kind of let the day get away from me.

Daily Workout: Monday December 10, 2018 Joe Abs

The lone bright spot was that I did 66 minutes of cardio – but I still fell short of my 20k steps goal.  I got in 17,918 steps …

The worst part about the day besides not working out, was that I broke down and ate a bunch of cookies.  What was even worse was that I was the one who bought and baked the premade cookie dough …

I’ll just chalk that up as this week’s cheat day – and work a lot harder today.

Daily Workout: Sunday December 9, 2018

Yesterday was Day 2 in my quest to document my workouts and progress toward better fitness and health.  Simply writing things down helped allow me to beat the previous day’s numbers – substantially in many categories (although my fitness tracker had a different opinion and I didn’t reach my goal numbers of 20k steps a day).

Joe Abs Kennedy Very Fit Pro Activity December 9, 2018

Regardless of the fitness tracker numbers from the Very Fit Pro app, I felt much better about my workout – and my Live-It was better too.  After I got back from work in the morning, I cooked up a slow cooker with a variety of beans and black rice – and ate it several times during the day.  Once with chicken and a couple of times without.  I’m happy with that, as I work towards living on a more plant-based diet.

Here are the workout numbers for the day:

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Daily Workout: Saturday December 8, 2018

I really didn’t write down much of my workout yesterday, as I didn’t really plan on it being the first day of my new fitness documentation process.  That said, I did write down some of it on my white board and I will share the photo of that here – along with a screenshot from the Very Fit Pro app that I use with my fitness tracker and a course of me sweating (some of) my man boobs off after 60 minutes of cardio downstairs at the gym at our apartments.

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Documenting My Fitness Process

In an effort to expand the effectiveness of my workouts, nutrition and quest for optimal health – and a desire to increase the speed of which I get back to what I consider to be “fit” in my Fit to Fat to Fit old guy version ( #Fit2Fat2FitOldGuyVersion ), I am going to once again start documenting my workouts.  It is my intention to do this daily.  I will do this daily, because I am worth it.  My health is worth it.  And just as importantly, the people that I help through this process and my blogging, vlogging and other writing, are worth it.

Documenting My Fitness Process Joe Abs

I am interested in how this documenting process will affect my outcomes.  I already know what happens when I don’t document it.  I already know what happens when I don’t really have a plan.  Fortunately, I am (at times) an extremely self-motivated and disciplined individual, but unfortunately, easily get bored and that can lead to being unmotivated and undisciplined.  I believe that documenting what I am doing will help me come up with a better plan, stick to it and achieve better results.

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Fit to Fat to Fit (Old Guy Version) Fat DEXA Results

Fit to Fat to Fit FAT Joe Kennedy 100218Yesterday, I had another DEXA Body Composition Test at Body Comp here in San Diego.  It was more than a little embarrassing for me – but in a sick way, I earned the ‘results’.

For the past 100 or so days, I have been eating (mostly) like a freaking pig.  Instead of my usual (fairly) clean diet (I call it a Live-It), I’ve been consuming pizza, ice cream, cookies, cakes, pasta, and donuts. I even drank a couple of half racks of beer like the ‘good ole days’.  Between June 27th and October 2nd of this year (98 days), I gained 41.9 pounds – including 29.3 pounds of gross, ugly fat.

Not a pretty site – I didn’t enjoy it at all and feel like total crap because of it.  Not only have gained a belly, but also man-boobs I never thought that I would be cursed with.  My energy levels have tanked, I’m much more easily out of breath – and I even have to sit down to put my shoes on.  I only have one pair of shorts that fit me (they have an elastic band) – and no pants that do.  I’ve had to resort to wearing sweats on several occasions.  For me, there are a couple of things that hurt bad:  1) I hate having fat thighs that rub together when I walk (waddle) and 2) I’m fat enough that even my wife is grossed out.  Painful – and not necessarily in that order.  Here are the major differences in my DEXA results in less than 100 days:  Continue reading “Fit to Fat to Fit (Old Guy Version) Fat DEXA Results”

Fitness Genes: How to Submit DNA for a Fitness Genes DNA Test

Fitness Genes DNA Collection and Submission:  How To

I filmed this video about submitting DNA for a Fitness Genes DNA test about a month ago. This video shows how simple it is to provide a DNA sample for a Fitness Genes DNA test – it’s as easy as spitting into a collection tube and mailing it in!

What I didn’t realize is that it does take some time to complete the DNA sequencing – and the results do not come overnight.

I’m really excited to partner with Fitness Genes and write and vlog about my experience, using Fitness Genes technology to help with my workouts, nutrition and last leg of my old guy version of Fit to Fat to Fit.

Make sure to watch my next video where I talk about the results of my October 2nd DEXA, my Fitness Genes DNA results and how I am going to use them to get from Fat to Fit as an ‘old’ guy.

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”

Fitness Genes to Launch First Accredited Fitness Genomics Training Course At IDEA World

FitnessGenes Dr. Dan ReardonFitnessGenes, an industry pioneer in the burgeoning category of fitness genomics, received a significant advancement this month with a formal education accreditation from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). This is the first time a genomics education program has been accredited for fitness professionals.
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Recently celebrating their fifth anniversary, FitnessGenes leads the way for gyms, fitness professionals and consumers to use genetically prescriptive training and nutrition as the foundation for physique transformation and overall health.
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First Accredited Fitness Genomics Training Course to Be Launched Idea World in San Diego by FitnessGenes

FitnessGenes Dr. Dan ReardonFitnessGenes, an industry pioneer in the burgeoning category of fitness genomics, received a significant advancement this month with a formal education accreditation from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). This is the first time a genomics education program has been accredited for fitness professionals.

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FitnessGenes to Launch First Accredited Fitness Genomics Training Course at 2018 IDEA World Convention

Joe Abs is looking forward to a potential cutting-edge partnership with FitnessGenesFitnessGenes Dr. Dan Reardon

FitnessGenes, an industry pioneer in the burgeoning category of fitness genomics, received a significant advancement this month with a formal education accreditation from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). This is the first time a genomics education program has been accredited for fitness professionals.

Recently celebrating their fifth anniversary, FitnessGenes leads the way for gyms, fitness professionals and consumers to use genetically prescriptive training and nutrition as the foundation for physique transformation and overall health.

Launching this week at the IDEA World convention booth #1015 in San Diego, the FitnessGenes PRO Trainer Education course is available online  Continue reading “FitnessGenes to Launch First Accredited Fitness Genomics Training Course at 2018 IDEA World Convention”