July 21, 2017 As of late I've been hitting the weights pretty hard. In an attempt to recover from back surgery and look good for my Hawaii vacation, I have been working out almost every day. On some days, I complete two workouts - one from the current program I'm doing and another 30 minute,… Continue reading Max Outs!
I'm about to tell you a really interesting story... Yesterday I weighed in at 170.5 lbs around 8:00am. My body fat percentage was at 7.5% using a bioelectrical impedance machine (Tanita scale - measures the water in your body to determine muscle/body fat). I was pumped since I was down 3.1% from February when my… Continue reading Weight Fluctuation and Why You Shouldn’t Worry
I got this idea from The Player's Tribune, a site comprised of stories from contributing athletes. I particularly like the articles under the sub-topic Letter to My Younger Self. Even though everyone will still say I'm young at the age of 25, a lot has changed in the past few years. I think about things… Continue reading Letter to My Younger Self
I suppose this month's theme is happiness. It's been a rough one for me, likely because last summer was spent traveling the country without restrictions and this summer has been spent starring at a computer screen, attending meetings, and being indoors most days. What in the world can I do to fix this? Well, as… Continue reading Showing Gratitude
Lately, I've been in a rut. Trying to balance out future career decisions with frustrations and turnover during our slow season at work. I'm fresh off of back surgery and the slight loss of feeling in my right glute is making the muscle soreness last longer than it should. I find myself utterly bored with… Continue reading happiness
As a personal trainer, this post may come off as a surprise. You would think I would try to convince you to sign up for a training gig, right? Not exactly. You are the person with the most control over your life and if you want something bad enough, you will do whatever it takes… Continue reading You don’t need a personal trainer. You need motivation.
Day in and day out I work with people that want to make changes in their diets. With all of the nutrition information and research out there, it can be difficult knowing where to start. Some studies may tell you that fat is the devil while others tell you that carbs are a no-go. What… Continue reading Four Nutrition Tips You Can’t Go Wrong With
After a quick search of "diet" followed by "definition" on Google, two definitions pop up. One is society's definition of a diet; "a special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for medical reasons." The other, is the true definition; "the kinds of food that a person, animal, or… Continue reading What do you consider a “Diet”?
Taco Bell. McDonalds. Subway. Taco Bell. These are a few of my favorite fast food restaurants. Most people think of Taco Bell and McDonalds as disgusting entities responsible for America’s obesity epidemic (A recent study even suggested that obesity has a higher mortality rate than smoking making it the number one cause of preventable death… Continue reading The Fast Food Cheat Sheet – Make Your Next Stop a Healthier One!
When I decided to change my name on social media accounts from UITourGuide to LifeAfterLopez I couldn't really tell you what was going through my head. I would by lying if I said that giving up the handle UITourGuide wasn't a difficult decision though. I credit a lot of my personality to the time I… Continue reading Why LifeAfterLopez?