Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Don't Say or Try.... JUST DO!!!

Slogans help captivate a person's attention. Nike has "Just Do It." A local community college has "Once you go here, you can go anywhere," to indicate that dreams can continue once a person finishes his or her education. I have a motto of "Don't say or try... JUST DO!"

I believe that goals can be achieved without any excuses. As an educator and athlete, I teach children to strive for the best and friends how to go beyond their body's physical potential. If a student was undecided to enroll an advanced placement as opposed to a remedial course, I would advise them to do the upper. In addition, if a friend were to ask me to complete a 5k run or a full marathon, I would choose the latter.

The mind and body are terrible objects to waste. Procrastination should not be in a person's vocabulary and lifestyle. After all, we only get to live once. So utilize them, no pun intended.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I know I won't receive every medal on races I participate. I am not the fastest athlete, but as long as I complete, I'm the best.

The premise of this blog is to teach people to go beyond their potential through the wonderful sport of triathlon. They don't have to be an elitist- just people who need extra help on how to take care of their health.

If you are reading this blog, I am here to assist you.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Scheduling 101

It's Week 5 of school and my schedule is getting hectic. I've always seem to master spending time with my friends and family successfully while training and working to make a decent living. The key to find an appropriate schedule to implement all of your daily activities is balance. You need to put yourself first before anything. Allow yourself at least an hour or two of "you time" to cleanse your mind, heart, body, and soul. Everything else will come second nature.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Sometimes I wonder what I've gotten myself into. I started my endurance journey in 2007 with a goal of completing a century. Never would I have imagined that I would get my family into the wonderful world of exercise. Some have jumped the bandwagon to endurance training with two training for their first half marathon and one for his first century. In addition, several aunts and uncles have joined a gym taking classes offered such as spin, bikram yoga, zumba, and pilates and a sibling reconnected with a sport that she enjoyed as a child, tennis. As a result, cholesterol and diabetes levels have lowered, self-esteem has been rejuvenated, and one happy family has evolved.

I am a living testament on how one individual can make an impact on a family's health. My message to you is to take the initiative in changing your family's lifestyle. After all, the body is a terrible thing to waste.

Saturday, August 28, 2010


I've always been approached on how to create time to exercise. We often live in a busy world of work, family, and friends that we forget to take care of ourselves. The key to organization is balance. Create a schedule where you set aside a several times a week where it would work best for you (a.k.a. "me time). Prioritize. If a person can make a weekly "to-do" list as part of their daily itinerary, then they can implement exercise as part of their agenda.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Exercise Central

I can't fathom my life without exercise. It's part of my daily routine that helps me get out of the house. With that said, I must attend to Rachel Ray before I do something physically active.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Three Percent

I have accomplished many goals in my short lifespan including graduating college and completing a marathon/triathlon/100 mile bike ride. Despite this, there is one thing feat I would like to achieve, an Ironman! Did you know that only 3 percent of have completed one? I'd like to be a member of that organization.

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Biggest Loser

I've been a fan of the Biggest Loser since it's inception. It motivates me to seek higher ground. They inspire me to do an endurance event.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Fitness Place

I've been a member of a fitness center for almost 10 years. It's my best friend. We have been through some bad times as well as good. I thank it for being a great destressor. I love you!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Finance and Fitness

Budgeting my finances is starting to become an ongoing habit thanks to a few personal financiers. In years past, I've always overspend on countless items that weren't a necessity which brought my bank account to an overdrawn status. The temptation of purchasing a brand name dress for a regular price at a retail store was constantly on my mind. Once I reached the checkout stand, I paid for the item not knowing how much it cost. Afterwards, I did not write the total amount on paper or through a computer.

Neglecting to track my expenses coincides with documenting the amount of calories I consume. An active person should consume between 1600 to 2000 calories a day. I seem to go below the suggested amount because of my constant fear of gaining weight, which leads to my overall race performanc. This is the reason I am squawked by members of the fitness community.

With these ideas in mind, I have developed a trend which has been successful. I've been writing everything I eat and spend through paper and online. At the same time, I've been burning calories as my bank account continues to accrue.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Back to Basics

So I'm back to blogging. Yes, I am in the wonderful world social networking since 2002. It started Friendster (a.k.a. the father of social networking) followed by MySpace, Bebo, Facebook, and now Twitter. Thinking that it would help me find a job, social networking has evolved into friendship development and a training diary. If you think that I put personal information on the web, you are wrong!!!

Now, it's time for me to head to the health club as I train for my third half marathon.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Rain Rain Go Away...

Training in the poor weather conditions is an athlete's nightmare! Can mother nature be kind to us? Well, anyways I guess it's probably safer to exercise indoors than what God has in stored.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Goals for 2010

Long time, no post! Though I had a rough 2009, I look forward to the new year. Here are my goals for 2010:

1. Make time to exercise
2. Increase caloric intake
3. Swim faster
4. Bike stronger
5. Run faster