Archive for April, 2013

Monday, April 15th 2013

Photo Update for Beach-Ready-Body Progress

Here are the photos I promised the other day - and some up-to-the-minute "stats": 1 - as of this morning my body-fat% is now hovering around 10% 2 - my body-weight has dipped below 130-lbs a few times here and there 3 - my energy levels are sky-high and pretty even-keeled 4 - with the increase in water lost through sweat, I'm adding a little more pink sea-salt to my meals for the natural, full-spectrum electrolytes (this is very HELPFUL). 5 - In these photos, I'm modeling yet another pair of my "old-school, $5, cut-off sweats". ...Amazing thing is, this particular pair dates back to my college days... Made to last!! lol...
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NOTES: 1 - I'm really not planning on changing anything, or "trying" to get leaner, etc... All this has been happening with the change in climate - and my daily preferences for activity - and food(s). 2 - Any changes that happen from here forward will be natural effects of climate and lifestyle during this time of year in North Florida. 3 - I'll carry on the same fitness routine when me and the kids head up to New York, to visit family and friends, at the end of the Summer. Even though we won't have the same beach-time activities - we will surely get more trail-hikes and nature-walks in. 4 - A reminder: My overall aim is to maintain an "athletic" look. A healthy and functional appearance. One that is not easy to see when fully clothed - but when the shirt comes off - it is clearly evident I'm "on a program". You can think of it as a "stealth" physique. Ok - as always, thanks for reading - and if you have any thoughts, comments or questions, please post them below - I'd love to hear from you... Your trainer for life, - Joey Atlas
Saturday, April 13th 2013

Beach-Ready-Body Tune-Up Update #3

ok - a quick update for you - with my personal tips and tweaks as well... After you read today’s update - you can check out where this all started a few months ago with: (If you look over to the right - you'll see them under "LATEST HOT POSTS") For now - let’s get into the latest-latest info... Here’s my current status: 1 - My weight has dropped a touch more, and I’m hovering at around 130-lbs 2 - Body-fat% is down to about 11% 3 - When I post the latest photos in a few days you’ll see a sure difference from the last set of photos, which I took about 3 weeks ago. 4 - Hearing more cat-calls from ladies of all ages during beach visits. While most of these are executed in tasteful and classy fashion - I’d still prefer a face-to-face “hello” and a gentle handshake. 5 - Noticing more double and triple-takes from both male and females out and about, usually during beach activities. Ok - so , here are my tips and tweaks for the last few weeks: A - I’ve gone down to one piece of all-natural/organic bread for my “late-morning”, Perfect breakfast sandwich. Going from 2 to 1 pieces hasn’t left me hungry at all. I do take smaller bites and enjoy every chew of this smaller, beach-ready-body breakfast. B - There were several mornings/mid-days where I was on the go, running errands of all sorts and I basically stopped in for a double-skinny-mocha at my favorite coffee shops (Whole Foods has an awesome coffee-bar here in Jacksonville) to hold me over until I could get back to home-base for some food. When I do this it thoroughly satisfies me for several hours - Awesome. C - I’ve added a few new recipes to my personal Spring/Summer menu. I’m usually just cooking for one - but I always make several days worth so I have meals for 2-4 more days - or I freeze some for future eating. Here are 2 of them: Each of these is a short pdf - you can click and print - then MAKE & EAT :-) They are both from the 500 Fat-Burning Recipes CookBook ( *created by Chad and the Team at Fit-Era* ) 1 - Fat-Burning Healthy Cookie Recipe
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2 - Fruity Flaxseed Protein Muffins
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I also have one for Fit-Body Buffalo Wings which I'll be sharing in the next day or two - so stay tuned for that... In the meantime - if you have any questions, comments of thoughts - just post them below :-) Your trainer for life, - Joey Atlas