Monthly Archives: January 2013

REVIEW: Adele, 21

Okay, I know this album came out a while back, but I didn’t get it until I was out in Olathe, KS for training with Trans Am. That is why it took me so long to post about it. So … Continue reading

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Truck Driving and Etc.

I started training for my truck driving job last Friday. As of today I have 59 hours and 51 minutes of driving time in. The goal is 240. On top of that I have to do 40 backing maneuvers, and … Continue reading

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The State of Things

I am in Syracuse, NY right now for a second time. A few weeks ago I was here for training for Swift. My shifting was a bit shaky, so they suggested I go home and take a shifting refresher course. … Continue reading

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My Greatest Fitness Struggle: Nutrition

I was starting to get on the ball with nutrition thanks to the Beachbody Ultimate Reset, which I did in late October/early November 2012. My weight was down to 199 (the first time I have been under 200 in ages), … Continue reading

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Excuses vs. Reasons

My Beachbody mentors have started a group where we are reading a book called THE COMPOUND EFFECT by Darren Hardy. Each day we have to read a certain number of pages, and then we have a handful of assignments. Today … Continue reading

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What’s More Important in Martial Arts…Strength or Stamina?

When you are a martial artist, there is one question that you will eventually have to answer: should you focus more on developing strength or stamina? This will pop up whether you practice your art for competition or self-defense. If … Continue reading

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Focus Techniques in Wing Chun

As I said in yesterday’s post, I’m really working on the second form (chum kiu). From what I understand of the style so far, the majority of the system is contained in that and the first form, known as sil … Continue reading

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