Work Out, Pig Out
Do you love to eat as much as you love to stay fit? Ever had the urge to try a new diet or workout plan like paleo, keto, intermittent fasting, CrossFit, or kettlebells? Wonder what happens when you do? “Work Out, Pig Out” is a monthly chronicle of how I spent 2014 exploring the ups and downs of balancing diet and exercise – what I ate, how I felt, and how I looked, – while eating a lot of ice cream.
Sink or Swing
Perseverance. As chronicled in my first book, “Work Out, Pig Out,” I tried nearly a dozen workout plans throughout 2014. Those experiences led me to working through one specific program in 2015, dubbed “40 Days + 10,000 Swings.”
Too bad life kept getting in the way.
Read “Sink or Swing” to find out just how it all went down.
40 Days + 10,000 Swings
Whereas Sink or Swing is an overall in-depth look at my life and workouts throughout 2015, 40 Days + 10,000 Swings is a more detailed account of balancing life, personal challenges, diets and staying in shape!
Written in a daily journal format, it focuses on my fitness and dieting regimens and how they fit in with the everyday life of a busy professional. If you haven’t yet read Sink or Swing, pick that one up first and then come back to read 40 Days + 10,000 Swings.
Sink or Swing: The Complete Experience
Sink or Swing: The Complete Experience, a detailed, two-book set of balancing life, personal challenges, diets and staying in shape!
Part 1 is the full text of Sink or Swing: Working Out When Life Isn’t Working Out,
Part 2 is the complete text of 40 Days + 10,000 Swings: A Journal, the companion guide to Sink or Swing: Working Out When Life Isn’t Working Out.
Alex P. Keaton was my idol growing up. I’ve always had that dual nature of being interested in business (numbers, wearing a suit, working in an office) while also being a creative at heart (singing/playing guitar in alt/punk bands, writing, and acting).
My academic advisor in college told me to learn a trade after I told her I wanted to be a writer. Being 20 and infatuated with Goethe and the Romantic movement, that wasn’t what I wanted to hear. I wanted to be an ARTIST, not work in an office.
Fast forward 20 years and the office worker has won out the majority of the time while I’ve still dabbled as an artist. Having worked for a number of years in corporate recruiting, I’ve always had side gigs, be it playing in a band, DJing, writing freelance entertainment articles, acting, voiceovers.
Now I’ve put all that energy in chronicling my workout adventures to first inspire, and ultimately surprise, people about what can be accomplished while maintaining a delicious balance with your lifestyle. I’m currently working on several upcoming fitness books while also commanding my day job and Caribbean adventures.
Read my regularly updated blog for news on new releases, competitions, offers and appearances.
#ThrowbackThursday – quite the record heatwave we’re having this February here in Chicago. Yesterday was the 6th consecutive day with a 60-degree temp or higher. That’s never happened. And really no measurable snow since Dec. 17. I’m okay with...
#ThrowbackThursday – October 2008 “Receding” short film shoot. Always wondered what I’d look like with a combover. Sexy, huh? ***not my real hair*** I did some digging and the whole thing is on Vimeo. It’s only five minutes long....
#ThrowbackThursday January 2010 – singing “Surrender” by Cheap Trick with my friends, Wicked Liz & the Bellyswirls/Superfly...