Tastes Like Apple Pie, but Isn’t!

I can’t believe it’s not Apple Pie!

Yeah, ok, so maybe these are not pie- look-a-likes, but they just might give you a more adventurous Winter. If you are like me and you can do some serious damage to an apple pie, but get bored easily, here’s some alternatives. Apple-Pie-Smoothie

http://www.chow.com/food-news/155940/new-ways-to-enjoy-apple-pie

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Avoiding Hitting the Wall : Staying Driven

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So, in the midst of releasing my second fitness iBook, and starting my second novel, I have also picked up learning mobile development. Taking on the challenge to learn both Objective-C and Swift is no small or humble task; it can be hellish. So, you would suspect my focus on my own fitness to falter. In a strange way, staying this busy actually reminds me to hit the gym.

Crazy talk! How can that be!? Everyone knows you cannot workout at a gym when you’re in school and/or working full time. Well, I do it. Anyone can do it. It just takes one thing. This is important. One word: DRIVE.

Eating right, and remembering to sleep is sometimes difficult when your mind is swarming with UI Viewcontrollers, Extrapolations, JSON, and the like; ( and we won’t even go into all the stuff I’m learning in my Torts course for my legal studies!) but somehow, someway, it works. I have found that working out keeps my sleep more regular, whether I like it or not, and this keeps my physical condition top notch. It also keeps me hungry. Everyone knows studying rigorously can kill the appetite. Without question. Working out keeps this in check, as well.

Yes, it seems all is well. I am knocking out Torts with straight A’s, catching integers and variables like a pro in xCode, while maintaining a productive routine in the weight room. Still, there is that old age risk of hitting THE WALL. Hitting the peak. Its scary. My key to avoiding this horrible crash is to walk my dog throughout the day, and step away from everything for 30 minutes at a time. It does wonders.

And so, my food is about done, and I’m ready for the day. The adventure continues!

Healthy Breakfast!

Goooooood Morning Saturday!

So, like me and anyone who works out or lives a healthy life, you are going to make a nice breakfast. Eggs will no doubt be in the mix. Like any morning, you have scrambled, or fried. To be adventurous, after the hundredth morning, you try adding some pepper. Eventually you graduate to fresh diced chives and sautéed gourmet mushrooms. Yeah, awesome, for sure. But WHY stop there??

No, the adventure continues. There is hope for the “boring egg syndrome”. Here it is, my friends, an answer. Give it a read, give it a try, and let me know what ya think!

http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1014721-shakshuka-with-feta?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&bicmp=AD&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&bicmst=1409232722000&bicmet=1419773522000&abt=0002&abg=0shakshuka-22

Every Great Castle is Built on a Strong Foundation!

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Yeah, I went there. The body is a castle. It’s our fortress. For it to withstand the demands of life, it needs a strong foundation. There is no getting away from it, the legs are the base of strength and neglecting them is not an option! Here’s my leg workout from last night:

Supersets:

Hack Squat 5×12

Leg Extensions 5×8-15

Dumbbell Squat 10×4

Seated Leg Curls 4×10

30 seconds or less rest in between sets, and 30 minutes stretching after workout. 

For more leg exercises and in-depth walk-throughs, check out: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/book-title/id844315743?ls=1&mt=11

New Workout Plan!

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Summer is coming, and it is time to kick into gear! I have relaxed way too much this winter, and used most of my energies to writing these first two GymMutt Fitness iBooks, and now it is time to double down on my own workout. My goal is pack on the muscle, and shred up. Below is a rough outline of my weekly split. Each line is a separate session. Each day, a double workout. Its serious game on now. More on specific exercises and daily workouts will be posted here as I go, so check back for more details on reps and super sets! Meal plan will be the usual bodybuilder cookbook: fresh, fresh, and lots of meat, whey, and casein. Creatine will be a major feature in my diet, as well. I suspect I will be taking in roughly 5,000-7,000 calories a day. Typically I aim for no less than 4,800 calories for a single split routine, but I’m going for doubles. So no time to be shy! 

Massive Hypertrophy Weekly Double Split

Monday
Chest/ Shoulders
Traps/ Triceps
Tuesday
Legs= Hamstrings and Quads
Wednesday
Biceps/ Forearms
Neck
Thursday
Chest
Shoulders
Friday
Back/ Traps
Biceps/ Triceps
Saturday
Off
Sunday
– Abs/ Neck/ Forearms

GymMutt Fitness 5 Easy Steps to Losing Weight

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If you want easy to use steps to losing weight, this iBook is for you. With tips on exercise and diet on losing weight, through video and interactive images, this book is fully engaging. Check it out!
GymMutt Fitness 5 Easy Steps to Losing Weight

Now in iTunes!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/book-title/id844315743?ls=1&mt=11

Book Out Now! GymMutt Fitness 5 Easy Steps to Losing Weight!

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Book Out Now! GymMutt Fitness 5 Easy Steps to Losing Weight!

After hundreds of hours, dozens of sleepless nights, and buddha patience, my iBook is now published! Working in iBooks Author was a great learning experience that was both fun and challenging. Creating interactive graphics and video for a book took my concept of what “book” means to outside the box and to something much better. Once the title is updated, it will be searchable in the iBook Store!
GymMutt Fitness 5 Easy Steps to Losing Weight
Looking forward to resuming work on the second iBook for this series!
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https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/book-title/id844315743?ls=1&mt=11