A Workout Milestone on Day Two

June 25, 2014

A little while ago I completed my second workout since being sidelined with a hip injury, and it ended up resulting in a momentous workout milestone. Very exciting!

One of the things I do is keep track of all the Read the rest of this entry »


Hopefully Healed and Back at the Gym

June 24, 2014

Yesterday was a big day – my first day back at the gym after a forced week-long hiatus thanks to my hip!

 

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Man, I couldn’t wait to start exercising again. But I’ve been careful – you can never be too careful when it comes to injuries – and played it safe.

My hip was a major problem for most of last week. While it rendered me in immobile and in constant pain for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, things really started improving Read the rest of this entry »


Adventures in Exercise with ClassPass: Part 1

June 19, 2014

I had been a roll for the two weeks leading up to my hip injury, and a company called ClassPass was a major reason why. ClassPass is based in New York, but recently expanded to Los Angeles, and it’s an awesome idea. By signing up with ClassPass, you get Read the rest of this entry »


Mental Health Check

June 12, 2014

I’m quick to measure and notate many things on my path to good health: I have my monthly weigh-ins, my workout progress reports, and, of course, my weight loss chart. Something that’s much harder to quantify or measure, though, is my own mental health, and lately, it hasn’t been great. I’ve been feeling the need to check-in, so to speak, so here’s what’s been going on.

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I deal with depression. There’s no simpler way to put it. I was first diagnosed Read the rest of this entry »


My Week in Review… PLUS, Fun With Maps!

March 24, 2014

It’s the start of a new week! I’m feeling pretty good, although last week was kinda… well, I was going to say ‘difficult,’ but that’s not quite the right word, so let’s go with ‘challenging.’ It started off rough. I was continually feeling Read the rest of this entry »


StairMaster Training Update

February 13, 2014

My big stair climb race up the Stratosphere in Las Vegas is less than three weeks away, and I’ve been working hard to get prepared. I feel like my training got off to a slow start, thanks to my having to recover from a bruised rib, but it’s been picking up, and I still have a few weeks ahead of me.

I’ve spent a lot of time using the StairMaster at the gym. Check out what I did last night:

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I climbed 113 floors in 20 minutes! More importantly, Read the rest of this entry »


How To Begin AND Passport Compliments

January 3, 2014

I’ve received a lot of messages, emails and comments during the past few days (many of which I’ve already responded to), and lots of you have said really nice things about me and my interview on “Home & Family.” It makes me feel really good, so THANK YOU! The most frequent question that I’ve been asked is from people looking to jump-start their their weight loss. They want to know how to get started, so… I’ll tell you!

Here’s what I did, and it really worked for me. Read the rest of this entry »


Coming Soon to “Home & Family”… Yours Truly!

December 20, 2013

I’m ending the year in a big exciting way… I’m gonna be on a talk show!

The show is called “Home & Family” and it airs on the Hallmark Channel. It’s a daily 2-hour lifestyle show, with segments about food, crafts, health, fashion, do-it-yourself projects, and stuff like that. I’ll be interviewed by hosts Mark Steines and Christina Ferrare about my weight loss journey, and how Richard Simmons helped me lose the pounds.

Set your DVRs! It airs on Tuesday, December 31st at 10am (9 central) on Hallmark Channel!  It will be available online, too – you can watch full episodes on the show’s website for a week or two after it airs on TV. For more information about the show, visit the show’s website.

In other news… Read the rest of this entry »


Success On the StairMaster

November 5, 2013

Yesterday’s post, about my stumble and fall off the wagon, was pretty depressing, but one of the best ways to get back on track is to focus on the positive. And I realized recently that I’ve been kicking ass and taking names in regards to one little component of my workouts, and now I’m really motivated to keep going!

Even though I’m currently training for two upcoming stair climb races, my exercise is pretty varied. That’s how I like it! In addition to stair climb workouts, like this one, I take exercise classes, lift weights, and do other types of cardio. I’ll often start my workouts with a 10-minute warm-up on the StairMaster. And what I can complete in 10 minutes has improved dramatically!

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It’s a New Week. Time to Get Back on Track! (Plus: Weigh-In Results!)

November 4, 2013

Check out what I got in the mail over the weekend – my first ever Keep It Up, David t-shirt!

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I designed it myself and ordered it online – primarily because I have two big, exciting stair climb races coming up, and why not do a little self-promotion? Turns out the shirt arrived at a good time. I was in dire need to be reminded of my own motto, because last week was bad. Some things were out of my control, but I made plenty of bad choices too. I needed to get back on track, pronto. Here’s why:

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