JTF’s Mount Crushmore Meal Plan: Week 1

First of all, I'd like to say sorry that it has taken so long to get this post up. I had it ready earlier in the week but could never quite get a good enough photo of meal six. Anyway. Let us begin ... Let me start this by saying meal plans are hard, y'all. … Continue reading JTF’s Mount Crushmore Meal Plan: Week 1

JTF’s Mount Crushmore, Week 1

Alright so we're on it. Mount Crushmore is a thing and it's pretty exciting! There's a lot to get through here so let's dive right in. I'll quickly say that this week my weekly weigh-in and bi-weekly measurements were all done with InBody Testing at my local Nutrishop. This is a free service they provide … Continue reading JTF’s Mount Crushmore, Week 1

Mount Crushmore: the Introduction + 7 Questions

In my last post I mentioned that we'd be discussing "fat" in the next post. Looks like it didn't work out that way and I honestly feel bad about it. HOWEVER. I'm going to do you one better. How about instead of just talking about fat, we put fitness and nutrition into practice and actually … Continue reading Mount Crushmore: the Introduction + 7 Questions

Let’s Talk About Abs — Part 1 in a Series

I stopped reading Men's Health magazine years ago once I realized they only seemed to report on nutrition, exercise and scientific studies that were either produced by or were at least supportive of the sponsor on the next page. They, like many other "fitness" lifestyle brands love to print page after page after page of … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Abs — Part 1 in a Series

Attainable Goals vs. the World

It's Friday, January 11. Chance are, you set a New Year's resolution to lose weight and get in shape (in 2018, roughly 45% of resolutions vowed to do this). Yet, statistically, the obesity rate in the United States continues to rise. It's no secret that 80% of New Year's resolutions fail and merely 8% of … Continue reading Attainable Goals vs. the World

Happy New Year — You’re On Your Own

Alright, so December happened. In my last post I wore y'all out about Thanksgiving etiquette and how to not be a gym-bro douchebag during the holidays and then apparently took a hiatus from content. But lo and behold, here I am, blogging on January 1. https://media.giphy.com/media/xQJ0PSQFOWJBC/giphy.gif Classic personal trainer move, no? Perking up at the … Continue reading Happy New Year — You’re On Your Own

The Weekly Thing 11/26

Alright, so we made it through Thanksgiving. My holiday consisted of me helping my girlfriend's family make mashed potatoes, tricking her dog into staying upstairs away from the guests and eating so much that I hated myself and spent the remainder of the afternoon piled up in a comfy chair holding my belly. I didn't … Continue reading The Weekly Thing 11/26

The Weekly Thing 11/19

Holy cow. We haven't done a Weekly Thing in what seems like forever. But just like I noted in my State of the Viking Freak Address, it's time to go again. Or, in the words of a famous philosopher I once knew -- We're back just like we said we'd be back. You can leave … Continue reading The Weekly Thing 11/19

State of the Viking Freak Address

Happy November, weirdos. October went by like a flash and we're now on the holiday road. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbL3NfWJUQs The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing colors, it's (apparently) tornado season in East Tennessee and countless desks at the office have bowls of leftover Halloween candy on top of them. That All Hallow's Eve remnants … Continue reading State of the Viking Freak Address

FFF: August 3 — AKA “Just Order Your Damn Burger”

Quick Note Made After Drafting This Post... Friday is burger day in the Food Network Kitchen at my office. Today's burger special was Greek style. Going "all the way" on said burger includes grilled red onions, feta cheese, tzatzki, and for a dollar more, bacon. The Burger Day bar line is set up assembly line … Continue reading FFF: August 3 — AKA “Just Order Your Damn Burger”