Work Out, Pig Out
Work Out, Pig Out, the first book in the Home Gym Strong series, is an often hilarious, warts-and-all look at my quest for health and fitness. Unlike most fitness books that only TELL you what to do, this book SHOWS you the reality, digging deep into the details of my daily life — the good, the bad, the sometimes ugly — holding up a mirror to our cultural obsession with exercise.
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.
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