Health and fitness


myfatness
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myfatness:

I was in awesome shape as an all state swimmer in high school, swimming since the age of 8 can do that for you.

In college I switched over to the men’s rowing club. I was in pretty good shape but a poor diet, beer, and stress kept me from getting ripped. Having 2 hernia’s and mono over those 3…

So about those goals from July 2011. I was in good shape in Afghanistan, went to the gym 5-6 days a week. I’ve gained 30 lbs  :O  I would like to get back down to 190. All my weight it in my gut. I don’t want to buy bigger pants but all of my pants are pretty tight. Haven’t checked off any of the long terms goals but I’ll continue to work towards them

Long term goals

-compete in tough mudder

-bench press my body weight

-run a half marathon

-summit mt washington

It’s not July yet, but I’ll forget if I don’t do this now.

I’m passing my PT tests and getting back into my running grove. I’ve only done one 5k this season but I’m signed up for the color run in the fall and will probably do the Pell Bridge run as well

Long term goals

-compete in tough mudder

-bench press my body weight 40 push ups without resting

-run a half marathon

-summit mt washington

-climb a V6 and a 5.9

4.7 miles - 43:26 
average pace 9:14 / mile

4.7 miles - 43:26 

average pace 9:14 / mile

Memo from a coach

To Future Athletes:
What Separates a Winner from a Loser?

1.-A winner is coachable. A loser thinks he has nothing to learn.
2.-A winner values the game and his part in it. A loser see the game only as a means of being the center of attention.
3.-A winner is not easily depressed, or if so, not for long. A loser stays depressed over very minor things.
4.-A winner is willing to express himself even though the words may not come out just right. A loser is afraid to express himself.
5.-A winner looks eagerly toward success. A loser is frightened of it.
6.-A winner knows that h must keep trying, taking a chance and possibly failing, which means being hurt. He is not afraid to say, “I cared enough to want this”. A loser never makes a total effortand thus can rationalize any loss by sayng, “I didn’t really care”.
7.-A winner may become physically and mentally exhausted but continues to work hard from begining to end. A loser lacks psychological endurance under stress. He gives up easily in practice and competition.
8.-A winner is willing to look at himself critically. A loser is not capable of using self-evaluation.
9.-A winner recognizes that pain is a part of the game and makes n excuses for why he isn’t playing well. A loser uses pain as a means of escape.
10.-A winner knows clearly in his conscience right from wrong. A loser’s conscience is not well-developed.
11.-A winner accepts bad breaks as part of the game, realizes that in the long run they affect everyone equally, and forgets them. A loser feels that he is the sole victim of a bad break and thinks there is a large conspiracy against his doing well. He will remember what he thinks to be unfair treatment indefinitely and continue to use it as an excuse.
12.-A winner has long-range goals and works toward them. A loser lacks the drive toward an objective.

Bruce Calvert
Cumberland High School
Swimming Coach

Memo from a coach

To Future Athletes:

What Separates a Winner from a Loser?

1.-A winner is coachable. A loser thinks he has nothing to learn.

2.-A winner values the game and his part in it. A loser see the game only as a means of being the center of attention.

3.-A winner is not easily depressed, or if so, not for long. A loser stays depressed over very minor things.

4.-A winner is willing to express himself even though the words may not come out just right. A loser is afraid to express himself.

5.-A winner looks eagerly toward success. A loser is frightened of it.

6.-A winner knows that h must keep trying, taking a chance and possibly failing, which means being hurt. He is not afraid to say, “I cared enough to want this”. A loser never makes a total effortand thus can rationalize any loss by sayng, “I didn’t really care”.

7.-A winner may become physically and mentally exhausted but continues to work hard from begining to end. A loser lacks psychological endurance under stress. He gives up easily in practice and competition.

8.-A winner is willing to look at himself critically. A loser is not capable of using self-evaluation.

9.-A winner recognizes that pain is a part of the game and makes n excuses for why he isn’t playing well. A loser uses pain as a means of escape.

10.-A winner knows clearly in his conscience right from wrong. A loser’s conscience is not well-developed.

11.-A winner accepts bad breaks as part of the game, realizes that in the long run they affect everyone equally, and forgets them. A loser feels that he is the sole victim of a bad break and thinks there is a large conspiracy against his doing well. He will remember what he thinks to be unfair treatment indefinitely and continue to use it as an excuse.

12.-A winner has long-range goals and works toward them. A loser lacks the drive toward an objective.

Bruce Calvert

Cumberland High School

Swimming Coach

just-a-skinny-boy:

nerdyfluffyguy:

sweatpantsbrigade:

I always see this message for girls, but guys need it too.

Yes. Guys do need it too.

THIS. Thank you, thank you thank you thank you.

All beards are beautiful

just-a-skinny-boy:

nerdyfluffyguy:

sweatpantsbrigade:

I always see this message for girls, but guys need it too.

Yes. Guys do need it too.

THIS. Thank you, thank you thank you thank you.

All beards are beautiful

Army Weight Control Program maximum allowable percent body fat standards from AR 600-9

I’m over by 9 lbs for a 75” 25 yo male

the good news is I pass tape by 1%

I need to get on a real diet

myfatness:

I was in awesome shape as an all state swimmer in high school, swimming since the age of 8 can do that for you.

In college I switched over to the men’s rowing club. I was in pretty good shape but a poor diet, beer, and stress kept me from getting ripped. Having 2 hernia’s and mono over those 3…

So about those goals from July 2011. I was in good shape in Afghanistan, went to the gym 5-6 days a week. I’ve gained 30 lbs  :O  I would like to get back down to 190. All my weight it in my gut. I don’t want to buy bigger pants but all of my pants are pretty tight. Haven’t checked off any of the long terms goals but I’ll continue to work towards them

Long term goals

-compete in tough mudder

-bench press my body weight

-run a half marathon

-summit mt washington

chuckjim:

findingthinagain:

I love you, my dear followers. I really do. Unfortunately, I am a poor college student and can’t afford to do a giveaway with actual substantial items. But I would like to do something, so I have decided to do a handwritten letter giveaway.

I think we all agree that letters are fantastic.

So…

I just realized how impersonal my tumblr is. From inside my head it all makes sense to me but it really doesn’t express who I am to others all that well. I was doing a good job on My Fatness until I got lazy about posting all my workouts/ progress. A letter would be great. If not it was a great it was an eye opener. I need to rethink all of my tumblrs and focus them on what I really want to say rather than just reblogging everything I see on the internet. 

Update, because I’ve been slacking… This is the year of the 5k. I haven’t been in any road races or charity rides in years. I kicked off the New Year with the Narragansett Pier Plunge. I’m registered for the Irish 5k in Pawtucket, in March and the Providence Color Me Rad 5k in September. I have a team for the Color Rad and my wife is running the team for the Irish 5k. I’d like to get a few more races in before the end of the year. More info / pics / uuuggggg treadmill training. Next year, year of the triathalon?10k? marathon?

mayurasana:

Total Body Yoga Inspired Workout by Anita Goa 

I dare you all to try this. It’s like yoga combined with Pilates, and I really felt it. I mean that I really, really, really felt it. Anita Goa is amazing, inspiring, and beautiful. I’m sure you will fall in love with her!

Work on my headstand

I need to relax my breathing

and improve my flexibility

My inspiration is Carly working on her scorpion pose

Beatiful day for a run

2 miles easy - 18 minutes

Beatiful day for a run

2 miles easy - 18 minutes