Apr 252010

Most do not think too much about health or its affects till you round 45-50 years of age until stuff starts breaking.  Torn knees from football, or Shoulders from another sport, prostate, Cholesterol, etc..

Probably around that time it is not too late but if you have not been taking care of yourself by monitoring what you intake and your activity, your going to play some hard catch-up.

The reality that you need to find “time” in your day/week for you . Unless you are independently wealthy, can afford a full time trainer, you going to try and fit in whatever time you can get for your body somewhere in “Life”.  This will not be easy and you got to be disciplined.

When it comes to exercise, whatever you do, go slow and do not over do it.  You may be trying to undo 40 years plus of fast food with little exercise, soooo TAKE IT SLOW.

There are many people that are going to give you advice, for both exercise and what to eat and take. My best friend Steve Gibbs said something that pretty much sums it up, “If it tastes good, pretty much it is probably got stuff in it that is not good for you”

So, what do you do? Learn from research on the net, taking to others, gathering an opinion on things your body needs and for now try to hit the middle, read allot. Use your caloric intake as a guide when you eat.

Iphone has an food app called “Lose it” that helps you get and idea  of what you when your on the move.  But you say “I do not have time to enter all that information!!”.  Details … Lose It Developer
Yeah I get it, it is a real inconvenience to find the time to enter it during your busy day so try doing at the END of each day.  None of this is perfect and is not an exacting science.  Record this for about a week and at the end of one week or two you have a good idea of what you will be eating. Be careful with recommendations from others as they are not doctors or your docto and unless they know your medical history, you cannot responsibly recommend things to consume.  Ok, so now that I am too busy to get all this and understand it, what is safe?  Just about any mature multiple one-a-day pill or set of pills can help. As you get older, especially into your 40’s you need Vitamin D for some reason and and Calcium replacement for your aging bones.

Many are selling “HOPE” and it is easy to get hooked up with a Self-serving Health Store or person selling Multi-Level-Type products.  You will probably spend allot of money you do not need or could cause a disservice to your body.  Give your self some months to learn, be strong, and you will learn some beneficial things along the way. Buying a Multi-Vitamin from a Walmart, Costco, or Sams type store is a good way to start. I have understood that Sam’s Club Members Mark has a great set of multi’s.

An example – I have a lady friend I know that was using a daily juice mix that had lots of Protein soy in it which, later we found out that Protein Soy can affect their hormones. She was taking Hormone treatments which could set her in the wrong direction and I suggested she talk with her hormone doctor. I have learned that Not all Soy is bad. One thing I learned is that Soy Lecithin is mainly a filler found in many protein powers that have NO value and take up space in the can to make more money.

Listen to your body and remember, your starting from probably ground Zero, so start slow and listen.  Taking too many things at once your body will react and you may get some serious changes and you will never know what change made what improvement. Make small changes and try and listen to your body for changes. Talk to your local doctor and tell them what your taking so you do not go backwards.

As for exercising, you may start by walking more, outside, or using an elliptical.  Got or feel you need a Gym pass?  Think of what days or times you can devote, yes I said devote, (put the Double Double Cheeseburger down).  Do not get a Gym pass if it takes you more than 20minutes to get there.  Start out by buying a few weights at Walmart and start with, 5, 10, 12LBS.  If you used to lift weights, bump them up a bit but start slow.

You know, buying a Gym pass is not a bad thing to get but don’t buy the “HOPE” and sign up for 3 or 5 years. Get a month to month for the first year and if you are still using it, then sign up for the long term.  Your Gym Sales person will NOT like that as they do not make ANY money off you, so they will sell you products… If you have never been in one, it is a pain getting out of those 5 year contracts that you may not use. Spend the money one minimal weights, Vitamins and supplements.  One important thing to remember, if you are not s self-motivator which most of us are not, a Gym membership will allow you to be around others who have being fitness in mind which can be a motivator. At the Gym or Health Store, you are fair game for the sales trainers to load you up with overpriced health monitors, juices, power bars, and the like.

More later…

Apr 072010

To Beachbody customer service, quality control

I love the P90X DVD program and will be using it.

I want to speak of the poor quality of the bolts and general poor construction of the Jungle Jam Chin-Up Bar. I am going to assume that the Integrity that Tony Horton would have had for this product is LONG gone or faded.

I have seen complaints of the bolts and flimsy construction of this since 2008 on Blogs and message boards and it still has not been properly addressed.

I tighten the bolts and they come lose and flatten the tubes to be lose again within the 10 minutes of use and this it repeats itself until you cannot tighten them anymore or the finish caps come off.

The message boards say they buy new bolts from Home Depot to fix the issue but you still end up with weak tubes. Need I say more.

As much as I can help it and I will write a blog telling of this quality to prevent others from getting this and being too lazy to return, which is the mindset of a company like Beach Body.

there, I feel so much better now.

Please refund my money on this item RMA 77699.

Eric Kirkhuff / Disgusted Customer