Project New Year – Day 54, 55, and 56 – Ryan Out

This may not be the post you were expecting to see from me, but here it goes. Seems to be a trend that I don’t blog on the weekends. Lots of stuff happens on the weekends and I just don’t seem to get to it. This weekend it has been especially tough to swallow. Friday I was thankfully busy with the kids and their school activities. They are so awesome! Since I had a Time Trial on Saturday the kids stayed with my parents. My parents and the kids always seem to enjoy their time together. I had some conditioning to take care of, so it all worked out. The time trial went well. Somehow I set a personal best even though I hadn’t eaten anything but Shakeology since Thursday night (2 Shakes on Friday and one Saturday morning before the race). Emotionally I am a wreck. Financially I am nonexistent. But physically somehow I am enduring even though I know at some point if I keep going like this, surely that will fail as well. Even though it may not seem like it on the surface or through my Facebook feed, I have been avoiding something for a while. I have not been taking care of me and there is nothing of me left to give. I am tapped out. I am sorry if I am letting anyone down but I need to stop this charade. I am not happy. I am not doing well.

And I am done putting on that facade. I had every intention of taking this thing through 120 Days and I may very well complete it, but if I do, I am going to do it for me and no one else as it should be. Life is hard. Being a dad is hard. Being a good ex-husband is hard. Being a significant-other is hard. Success is hard. Getting in shape is hard. Staying in shape is hard. Eating healthy is hard. Being accountable is hard. If you can do it and you really want it, anything is possible. But if you don’t take care of yourself and do the things you need to do to provide a stable foundation for yourself and for the people you love and care about, it can all come crumbling down when the balance gets too far off. Unfortunately, sometimes that crash comes a bit too late and everything you have worked for is suddenly gone or just out of reach. I guess that is where I am right now. Starting over from the beginning.

I apologize to everyone I have let down over the past few years. I thought I was doing what I needed to be doing but apparently that was not the case. I don’t blame any of you for jumping ship, not doing the things I may have asked you to do, or even not wanting to be involved in what I was so excited about sharing with you. I get it. I mean the stuff I do really does work. Health and Fitness wise I have never been in better shape. Mentally and Financially I was never ready to let it work as it has worked for so many of my friends and mentors. And that is where I have failed so many of the people who were closest to me. I am somewhere underneath all of the rubble and it is time to start digging my way out.

I am going to take some time away. Not exactly sure what that means yet, but it is my intention to come back strong and ready to help those people that are ready to accept my help and do what it takes to get to where they want to be. I am not giving up. I know it is possible. We just have to be ready to make it happen for ourselves without any reservations. So for now this is my last blog post. I wish you all the Happiest of Holidays and a Wonderful New Year! I hope to see you on the other side……good journey!

Training:
Friday, November 21, 2014 – Weigh-in: 173
P90X2 X2 Shoulders + Arms and X2 Ab Ripper and X2 Yoga
Saturday, November 22, 2014 – Weigh-in: 170
12.9 Mile Time Trial and Foam Rolling Recovery
Sunday, November 23, 2014 – Weigh-in: 168
P90X2 X2 Recovery + Mobility

Supplements:
ShakeologyBeachbody WheyBeachbody Fuel ShotSlimming FormulaCordastraEnergy and Endurance FormulaP90X Results & Recovery Formula

Back with Total Body Circuit

Morning Weigh-in: 170
Breakfast:  3 – AcidCheck Caplets, 2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra2 –  Vector450, and Chocolate Shakeology
Lunch: Turkey and Avocado on Wheat, Baked Potato Chips, Water
Workout: Focus T25 Total Body Circuit
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Dinner: Fajitas, Chips and Salsa, Water
Dessert: 2 Klondike Bars and a Lime Popsicle
Snack: 2 Bowls Honey Bunches of Oats with Unsweetened Almond Milk

No Insanity: The Asylum Volume 1 and Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2 but I did get a 25 workout in with my girlfriend! It was cool to be able to stand side by side and get our workout in and then head off for dinner. Cool date night! She is on day 3 of her 70 day journey through the Alpha and Beta Phases of Focus T25 with the goal of being bathing suit ready for Summer. She even has a group of friends who are also working out with the same or similar goal. Its so cool seeing people motivate each other towards their goals. This is what Beachbody was intended to do. People helping motivate people to be healthy and fit.

Disclaimer: As a triathlete, I am not eating with the intention of weight loss but rather to maintain weight and fuel my activity. If you are not as active as I am, please don’t use my nutritional intake as your model. If you would like help finding out a meal plan and workouts that would be good for you, please don’t hesitate to text or call me at 775-722-8184 or Facebook me at www.facebook.com/fityak. Looking forward to hearing from you!

 

Another Recovery Day – Learning to Stretch

Morning Weigh-in: 171
Breakfast:  3 – AcidCheck Caplets, 2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra2 –  Vector450, and Chocolate Shakeology
Lunch: 2 Carne Asada Tacos, 2 Bean and Cheese Burritos, Water
Dinner: Burrito with Black Beans, Brown Rice, Avocado, Chips and Salsa
Dessert: 2 Klondike Bars and a Lime Popsicle
Recovery: Stretching 1 hour
Dessert: 2 Bowls Honey Bunches of Oats with Unsweetened Almond Milk

No Insanity: The Asylum Volume 1 and Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2 but I did get some good stretching in today! Feeling better about my flexibility issues! Hoping to get some type of workout in tomorrow.

Disclaimer: I am a triathlete with a full racing season which includes training for the 2014 Ironman Lake Tahoe (my first Ironman). I am not eating with the intention of weight loss but rather to maintain weight and fuel my addiction to the sport, plus I have a wicked sweet tooth ;-). So here is a simple rule of thumb, if you are not as active as I am, don’t eat everything that I eat. But if you would like help finding out a meal plan and workouts that would be good for you, please don’t hesitate to text or call me at 775-722-8184 or Facebook me at www.facebook.com/fityak. Looking forward to hearing from you!

 

Recovery is Key – Stretching is not Optional

Morning Weigh-in: 171
Breakfast:  3 – AcidCheck Caplets, 2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra2 –  Vector450, and Chocolate Shakeology
Lunch: Turkey and Avocado on Wheat, Kettle Chips, Water
Recovery:  90 Minute Deep Tissue Massage
Dinner: Pork Chop, Red Potatoes, Green Beans, Water
Recovery: Foam Rolling on Rumbleroller – 2 hour
Dessert: Cheez-its

The last month or so I have been dealing with a overly tight left backside. Turns out that the majority of the problem was in my back and not the glute as I have been suspecting. The hamstring and glute have been painfully tight and it has been affecting my running and cycling. The massage I received today helped to relieved some of the tightness, but I know that I need to stretch more if I am to get full release on the tension. I have never been very good at stretching and that goes back to when I started sports as a kids. Flexibility is so important in achieving your full potential as an athlete as well as it is important for every day mobility, especially as you get older. I wanted to start using Insanity: The Asylum Volume 1 and Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2 in my triathlon training today, but opted to rest the body and focus on proper recovery to prevent a serious injury. I have been so lucky that I haven’t pull my hamstring or strained my back. We’ll see how the massage helps my mobility tomorrow. I don’t know if I’ll be doing any training, but you can bet I’ll be stretching!

Maybe you’ll catch me stretching out in public like these guys http://youtu.be/Sk0c1kh0BHI Not! Well maybe sometimes 😉

Disclaimer: I am a triathlete with a full racing season which includes training for the 2014 Ironman Lake Tahoe (my first Ironman). I am not eating with the intention of weight loss but rather to maintain weight and fuel my addiction to the sport, plus I have a wicked sweet tooth ;-). So here is a simple rule of thumb, if you are not as active as I am, don’t eat everything that I eat. But if you would like help finding out a meal plan and workouts that would be good for you, please don’t hesitate to text or call me at 775-722-8184 or Facebook me at www.facebook.com/fityak. Looking forward to hearing from you!

 

Race Weekend – April 26 and 27, 2014

Saturday Morning Weigh-in: 170
Breakfast:  3 – AcidCheck Caplets, 2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra2 –  Vector450, and Chocolate Shakeology
Lunch: Bacon, Eggs, Wheat Toast, Pain Perdu
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout:  Brick – Cycling 11.2 Miles followed by Running 2.1 Miles added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Dinner: Fajitas, Chips and Salsa, Water
Recovery: Foam Rolling on Rumbleroller – 1 hour
Dessert: Cheez-its

Sunday Morning Weigh-in: ?
Breakfast:  3 – AcidCheck Caplets, 2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra2 –  Vector450, and Chocolate Shakeology
Race:  Kern River Duathlon added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Lunch: Pizza, Potato Wedges, 2 Sprites
Dinner: Pizza, Potato Wedges, 2 Sprites (Finished off the Large Pizza 🙂 )
Recovery: Foam Rolling on Rumbleroller – 2 hours
Dessert: Chocolate

What a great weekend! Saturday morning was spent watching my son play tee ball. I think he is going to be a good ball player (Click here for video) and I am so proud of him! He’s 5.

After a good lunch and some work, I headed out to Hart Park and familiarized myself with the Duathlon course with a little race pace brick workout (cycling and running close together). Normally I wouldn’t do this, but I need the training and since the race is a sprint I figured it would be a good idea. Plus I am enjoying getting used to my Falco V and even set another climbing PR! Impressed to say the least. I really need all the help I can get on my climbing.

Sunday Race Day: So happy to have a race in town. I don’t normally get to bed too early (bad habit) so being able to sleep in to 6 AM on a race day is a real treat. The race was awesome! Put on by Kern Wheelmen and was done so with professional precision. The course was well marked and intersections were safe thanks to a great group of volunteers. A special thanks to all of the sponsors who made the event possible as well. Its great to be able to race in Bakersfield – great camaraderie in this town!

Tomorrow I start using Insanity: The Asylum Volume 1 and Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2 in my triathlon training 🙂 Time to step it up!

Disclaimer: I am a triathlete with a full racing season which includes training for the 2014 Ironman Lake Tahoe (my first Ironman). I am not eating with the intention of weight loss but rather to maintain weight and fuel my addiction to the sport, plus I have a wicked sweet tooth ;-). So here is a simple rule of thumb, if you are not as active as I am, don’t eat everything that I eat. But if you would like help finding out a meal plan and workouts that would be good for you, please don’t hesitate to text or call me at 775-722-8184 or Facebook me at www.facebook.com/fityak. Looking forward to hearing from you!

 

Triathlon Training Log – April 24, 2014

Morning Weigh-in: 170

Breakfast:  3 – AcidCheck Caplets, 2 – Slimming Formula, 2 – Cordastra2 –  Vector450, and Chocolate Shakeology
Pre-Workout: Energy and Endurance Formula
Workout:  Cycling 23.7 Miles added AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt to Water
Post-Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula
Lunch: Protein Bar and Smart Water
Dinner: New York Steak, Fettuccine Alfredo, Salad, Green Beans, French Roll, Cake 
Recovery: Foam Rolling on Rumbleroller – 2 hours
Dessert: 
2 Cookies, 2 Glasses Chocolate Almond Milk, Popcorn

Looks like 170 is my new normal weight. I have been holding here for at least a week. Not a bad weight at all, a couple of pounds heavier than my race weight from last year, but I did do some off season strength training so I shouldn’t be surprised right? One thing that did surprise me today though was the fact that I PR’ed on a hill climb segment that I have not beat in about a year and a half. I guess the Falco V can climb too! I am a happy triathlete! Training Development: I decided to start using Insanity: The Asylum Volume 1 and Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2 in lieu of Focus T25. I love Focus T25 and it is a great program, but I need to step up to the next level and The Asylum workouts will take care of that for sure!

Disclaimer: If you have questions about my nutrition, I need to eat carbohydrate calories more and more as I am ramping up my training for the 2014 Ironman Lake Tahoe. And sometimes I get behind towards the end of the day depending on how active I am in the morning. If you are not as active as I am, don’t eat everything that I eat. But if you would like help finding out what you can eat and workouts that would be good for you, please don’t hesitate to text or call me at 775-722-8184 or facebook me at www.facebook.com/fityak. Looking forward to hearing from you!

 
 

Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2 – Taking a Different Path

Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2 – Taking a Different Path

It’s OK to admit when you have been defeated. What you do after that determines your character. The past week or so has been rough getting over this cold / asthma / allergy thing. I feel like I am not at all in to my workouts like I should be. You definitely need to keep your mind in the game to do this type of a program. And its just not there. My nutrition has been off too. I feel like I am letting people down (mostly my challengers that I am coaching) by continuing to post the less than clean items that I continue to consume on a daily basis. Just cause I can and get away with it, doesn’t mean I should. Its so important for Coaches to lead by example and I have been falling short of my goals to help people. I mean if I am not following what I am asking others to follow, how can I expect them to tow the line as well?

I have decided that I am going to hold off on my Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2 Challenge and add back in a second round of Focus T25 Beta Phase. This will give me some extra time to swim, ride, and run, as well get some things figured out this off season to be ready for the 2014 Triathlon Season. I’ll eventually work back in Insanity: The Asylum Volume 2 and maybe some P90X2 next month while I eagerly await the arrival of P90X3. Until then I will be using the following supplements every day!

AcidCheck Caplets, Activit, Slimming Formula, Cordastra, Vanilla Shakeology, Energy and Endurance Formula, AcidCheck Granules and Pink Himalayan Salt, P90X Results & Recovery Formula