More Butternut Squash!!!!

Since last week I discovered Butternut squash, I decided to try more recipes with it.

Last time when I cooked the soup I roasted the rest of the butternut squash and it turned out great, so this time I decided to make the whole dish out of it.

you will need:

2 cups of squash

1 red pepper

1 green pepper

1 Leak

1lbs of chicken tenderloins

Spices to taste

Preparation:

Chop all the vegetables in same size cubes(about 1 inch squares), spray baking dish with Pam , set all the veggies in the dish , sprinkle with some garlic salt and roast them at 370 for about 30-40 minutes(until tender).As the vegetables roast, rub some spices on chicken tenderloins ( I like the Cajun spice )and grill on the Gorge Foreman grill until ready.

Set the meat aside, and mix with vegetables when they are ready.

Leave in the oven for another 5 minutes, for flavors to combine.

Enjoy.

You can serve it with the side of hummus, or with a splash of low sugar barbeque sauce.

 

 

 

 

Healthy Foods That Might Ruin Your Workout

Not all healthy foods are good to eat before you hit the gym.

A lot of foods can actually slow you down in a variety of ways which prevents you from getting the workout you really want and need. Since we don’t want anything slowing you down we decided to share some of these workout saboteurs with you.

1. Flaxseed – It’s good for you but the high fiber can cause gas and bloating which will definitely slow down your workout.

2. Hummus – Great snack to have AFTER your workout. It takes a while to settle and will definitely slow you down if it’s bouncing around in your stomach.

3. Dairy – Again, it’s a great food to have after your workout. Having it up to two hours before you hit the gym is sure to kill your workout.

4. Salty Snacks – Nuts are great sources of protein but anything with high levels of salt can throw off your fluid-balance which is essential for better workouts.

5. Hard Boiled Eggs – They are a great source of protein but they don’t offer any immediate energy. They also take some time to digest and will stay in your stomach during your entire workout.

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New Year – New Start – New Goals –

Wow…2012 is already 16 days deep…UNREAL! I don’t know about you but I am super stoked for ALL that is in store for the next 12 months…As most of you know I am in a little bit of a competition with Chunk, Big House, and Big “S”…well, apparently somewhere between the holiday parties, the vodka tonics, cookies, carb loaded foods, Christmas, and New Years I failed to keep you all updated on our progress…if you call it that?!

Being that I am fairly disappointed in myself with my eating habits the past month. Yes, that is right I am CALLING MYSELF OUT and I am asking YOU to keep me accountable…ya Digg? As of New Year’s Day I was up 4 lbs from the start of the competition! Having said that I am ON my SHOW MODE DIET and weight will be falling off! Lucky for me I was able to get workouts in and stay fairly lean for gaining weight…body fat is probably still around 9.5%

Here is the GOAL AGAIN BUT BETTER              

I am def in the mood for a killer month as I just kicked off the opening of Chi-Town Boot Camps Woodstock two weeks ago and already have 15 members with a goal of 35 by February 15th!  If you are in that area and want a killer workout, nutrition, and cardio….check us out! We have found our home at 110 Irving Ave Unit B (Behind ACE Hardware) and hold boot camp Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 5am, 6am, 9am and 7pm (5:30pm Friday)! Saturday at 8am and 9am! We have some absolute Rock Stars already and excited to grow the family!

 

Now, the competition! I have to say I am impressed with the boys…they have kept to the plan and as much as the holidays derailed some progress they are back on their A game and ready to rock and roll. So, I am just going to go ahead and quote them from their past messages!

BIG HOUSE -

“Good to hear from you guys I was hoping no one quit. Week 5 was a really good week. Haven’t really compared photos from beginning but I am definitely getting stronger.  The  holiday temptations are over after we take our last trip back to Woodstock. Week 6 was a little tougher as I got an infection in my knee! The knee is on the mend but not quite 100% yet. Friday was not better as I  woke up with a wonderful case of stomach flu or food poisoning. That too is about gone today.  Weight is back down to 156 today but was up to 158 late last week. I am ready to crush these next weeks so be ready boys cuz The Big House is coming!”

Neck 14.75
Chest 36
Belly 30
Waist 30.5
Hips 37
Bi 11.5
Tri 10.75
Quad 19.75
Calf 15

BIG “S” – “Hey boys, Sorry I did not get an email out last week, I was slammed at work.  I was in the same boat as you guys ( looked a lot like Chunk’s pic). I got back in the swing and this week and I should be able to rock the last 6 weeks. I got pumped up last night because when we started this program I could only do 3 pull-ups ( yes I was able to do 15 in high school) and now I can knock out 8 with no floor help. Small victories!!!  I hope all is well. Been chugging along week by week and my weight this morning is 219. I got slowed down last week with a back problem, but should be back to normal this week. I don’t have measurements yet because I was home alone all weekend. All us married guys should know how rare that is. Anyhoo have a good week Great Game Packers and GO GIANTS!!!”

Neck-15 1/4″
Belly-39″
Bicep- 16.1/4″
Forearm-13″
Waist-37″
Penis-13″
Hips-42.1/2″
Thighs-24 “
Caves-17″

CHUNK -”Sorry fellas, been getting my sh*t handed to me at work.  Onlyable to get in about 3 days this a week, but should be able to get some quality time in the rest of this week and next! I have a couple questions for our Sensai-
1. Steam rooms after a workout – good, bad, indifferent? 2. Coffee – same? I attached my most recent picture for you to get a little extra motivation!”

Weight:  215

Neck 17.5
Chest 44
Bicepts 15.5
Belly 39.5
Hips 42.5
Thighs 23
Calves 16.5

MANIMAL HERE – Just wanted to touch on a few things before I post my progress as I flip the switch from relaxed eating to SHOW MODE – IN IT TO WIN IT MODE – BEAST MODE!

Chunk, I am a big fan of the dry sauna pre and post workout. I like the warming aspect of it before for a few minutes to get the blood flowing, sweat going, high body temp = high heart rate = more fat burn! It is a great way to loosen and stretch out the muscles you are about to break down. As far as after, it is a great relaxing way to end a great session. Helps release toxins from your blood and sweat out any excess water or sodium you might be holding. Some might even say it is a great to flush out that 1.75ml “Glass” of wine you guys always seem to have! I’m just sayin…lol! As for coffee…HELL YEAH! I am at Dunkin Donuts everyday getting my coffee to start my day! Just careful with the cream and sweetners…I prefer milk and sugar over all of them! Just not over kill…moderation. Too much of anything IS NOT good for you! Well…I can think of ONE thing we ALL agree on that there is always room for! I believe it fit into BIG “S” request for additional cardio sessions…lol! Ya dig?

Okay, now…BIG “S” you are in the area so you have an INVITE ON ME to take My Chi-Town Boot Camps Woodstock sessions! I better see you there Mon-Tues-Thur-Fri 5am, 6am, 9am, and 7pm! Saturdays at 8am and 9am. I plan on seeing BIG HOUSE there too when he is in town! Big Boyd started up just 13 days ago and as of today he is down 10lbs, my cousin lost 6lbs the first week, and my sister lost 3lbs and probably more this week…so why don’t you come and GET SOME!

Now that I have that out of the way I will drop a little bit of my progress on YOU!

Weight – 202 lbs
Neck – 16”
Chest – 45”
Bicep – 17.5”
Forearm – 13.25”
Waist – 32”
Belly – 33”
Hips – 39”
Thigh – 23.5”
Calves – 15”

Yes, I am about the same as last time I posted measurements! I will give the resason for it as this “YOU CAN NOT OUT TRAIN A BAD DIET!” Truth, I feel like I need to pick it up and do some work these next weeks ahead. Not only am I in a competition with these guys, but I will be doing the Gladiator Assault Challenge on 3/31 and then taking stage in the WBFF to go after my PRO CARD on April 14th! Only thing left to say is….I’m GONNA GET SOME!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLEAR EYES – FULL HEARTS – CAN’T LOSE

SEXY BEAST OUT – For Real I am headed to Cali on Thursday so time to soak up the sun!

Diet vs. Exercise

This is kind of a silly question.  Diet and exercise go hand in hand when it comes to health.  Sometimes, hopefully just sometimes, you may have to choose between one or the other.  So here are your best choices when you have to choose.

When you need to lose weight DIET is the key.  Research shows that cutting your calories is the best way to a smaller waist line.  It is easier for most people to cut 500 calories out of their diet than to work of 500 calories at the gym.

When you need an energy boost turn to EXERCISE.  Exercise gets your brain to pump out stimulating neurotransmitters.  People who work out on a regular basis are more likely to experience surges of energy.

To boost your heart health you can rely on your DIET.  If you had to do one thing to help your heart it would be to get your Omega-3 fatty acids.  They can improve heart health by up to 64%.

If you want to prevent Diabetes you need your EXERCISE.  Diet and exercise are both incredibly important to control your weight but exercise has the slight edge.  Your active muscles use up the glucose in your blood which helps control your blood sugar levels.

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3 BIG Reasons To Have Breakfast

Is it really the most important meal of the day? Well if you want to stay fit, happy and strong the answer is yes. You might think you have plenty of reasons to skip breakfast: not hungry, too busy, eating early makes your stomach upset etc.

Now is the time to forget about those excuses. Breakfast is key in helping you slim down, build muscle and maintain energy all day long. Here are a few more reasons to give your body some extra fuel in the a.m.

1. Lean Muscle – When you wake up your tank is completely empty. You spent at least 6 hours with no food going in to your body that means you’re actually hungry and it also means your body is ready to take in all of the nutrients you can give it. Try for a combination of protein and carbs in the morning to help fuel your muscles enough to maintain all of the hard work you’ve been doing at the gym.

2. Less Fat – Eating a solid meal in the morning helps you maintain your blood sugar all day long. This helps to keep you from over eating or snacking on junk food. Try to load your breakfast with more protein and fat and less carbs.

3. More Brain Power and Productivity – We’re sure you’ve heard it in a few cereal commercials already, but it’s actually true. Eating a good breakfast will help to improve your performance and your concentration for the entire day. If you don’t eat breakfast, you are sending your brain in to comprehend all of your work with an empty tank, and you can’t expect much to come from that scenario.

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Soda Lover? Not Any More

How much damage does a soda really do to your diet? How much exercise would it take to burn off just one can of soda?

If health experts get their way, you’ll be reminded every time you reach for a can, according to a report by the Huffington Post UK.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University are calling for junk food packages—fizzy drinks included—to include labels informing consumers how much physical exercise would be needed to burn off the sugar, calorie, and fat content of these less-than-nutritious snacks.

The researchers feel that showing people how hard they have to work to burn off those fews will help to drop their popularity. Would that keep you from eating or drinking your favorite junk food? Here’s some food for thought.

1 can of soda = 50 minutes of running

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Droppin’ It Like It’s Hott!

What’s the good word people? Well, hopefully you had a killer weekend and are off to a great start to your week! I know I was productive today and am ready to crush this week and DOMINATE the DAY everyday that I can…as most of you know I have been in a challenge with three of my high school buddies and life long friends from Woodstock…well, here is an update of how they have been doing and what their thoughts are after week two!
A little idea of what kind of guys we are working with incase you missed the original blog:
1. Big House-High school standout WR and DB…All-Conference and a huge part of the success of the 1997 State Champion Woodstock Blue Streaks. He took his talents to Holland, Michigan for college where he played at HOPE College for a few seasons and then decidied to concentrate on his academics. He is currently happily married with a little one and still resides in Michigan. Big House is on the other side of this competition, he is looking to put on some more muscle and lean mass as he is built like a runner…lean and not much fat on this one!
2. Chunk- Captain of the football team, All-State QB to the State Championship Streaks as well as All-State Academic! Referred to back in the day as The Fat QB or The Ladies Man! This guy left the midwest upon graduation and attended University of San Diego. Played one year of football and then concentrated on studies. Post graduation he worked in San Francisco and was living the dream…now he is in Portland, Oregon working, golfing, married, dog, and a bun in the oven! Yeah, still living the dream! Apparently he is out doing the Truffle Shuffle somewhere because he was the only one that didn’t send me his updates!
3. The Big “S” – Another one of the Stallions on the State Team! All-Conf and regarded as the best technition on the O-Line! He was just 175 but manged to take care of the 320 lb and 350 lb gorillas on the other side of the line during the title game! After graduation he left of school…I think it started at SIU-Carbondale where he attended class like a Rockstar for the the first week! He then met this girl name Stella Artois and that was all she wrote! He made his way to Bloomington-Normal where he spent the better part of the decade situating himself for his final year at Eureka College (Yes, the home of Ronald Reagan) where he set a record for the oldest collegiate baseball player that year…lol! He is currently living in Lake in the Hills, IL and has great family started! He is happily married and the current regular season champion of our fantasy football league WOODSTOCK LEGENDS!!!
4. The Manimal – That would be me! If you don’t know much about me…sorry about it! Just playing, just click on the ABOUT US TAB and read there…lol!

Okay, here it goes…I hope you enjoy and I look forward to hearing from you all and catching up this week! GET SOME!
Manimal/Sexy Beast
Weight – 206.5lbs
Neck – 16”
Chest – 45”
Bicep – 17.5”
Forearm – 13.25”
Waist – 35”
Belly – 35”
Hips – 39”
Thigh – 23.5”
Calves – 15”
After 2 Weeks
Weight – 201.5lbs
Neck – 16”
Chest – 45”
Bicep – 17.5”
Forearm – 13.25”
Waist – 32”
Belly – 33”
Hips – 39”
Thigh – 23.5”
Calves – 15”

Well, I have to say this week was NOT easy! I have been seeing more cookies and sweets that I know what to do with all the temptation…lol! Regardless, I managed to maintain last week and drop a little more…nothing drastic, but feel like I didn’t regress too far and still pretty sure I can whoop all these fools in this competition (Yes that was me talking shit and issuing a challenging….come get you some!)

Friday was the toughest day of all…I was up at 3am for Boot Camp in Schaumburg and then headed back to Premier for a day of training and prepping for the Premier Holiday Party! Let’s just say it was another great party and the waitress was bringing me my Grey Goose and Cran 4 at a time ALL NIGHT! Yeah, it was good times. I believe the night was a wash…I chose to forego the food and had booze instead…I also threw out my moves like Jaegar and probably a little Chip n Dale too…I’m just saying, Manimal has skills!Other than falling off the wagon and then getting run over by it…I am feeling solid. I am ready to go and have a feeling this is going to be a bad ass week.So, here is it…Chunk, Big House, and Big “S” we are in week 3…things should start to get better, nutrition gets easier, and I better see those numbers go in the right direction…get after it.
Sexy & I know It
-Manimal- 
Big House
Start Date
Weight – 155lbs
Neck – 15.5”
Chest – 37”
Biceps – 12”
Forearms – 11.25”
Waist – 31.5”
Belly – 31.5”
Hips – 37”
Thighs – 20.25”
Calves – 14.75”
After 2 Weeks
Weight – 154 
Neck -14.25       
Chest -37   
Belly -30             
Waist -30.25
Hips -37.25
Bicep -11.5
Forearm -10.75  
Thighs -20.25     
Calves -15           

 

Another week down and I am still chugging along.  My wife and I don’t typically go on date nights, however, this weekend both our daycare and the YMCA offered date nights.  I started losing weight this spring and I don’t go all crazy like CHUNK at restaurants! I cannot say I eat any solid protein and/or vegetables either…sorry, not my thing!  I have found that I am kicking ass at breakfast and lunch, but I am like a kid in a candy store at dinner and of course the weekends. I am feeling rejuvenated and ready to take this week by the…you fill in the blank!  Oh yeah, these upper body workouts seem tough but I am getting through them pretty smooth, however, the lower body are about as much fun as a kick in the junk!  If you notice my measurements might be a little off…I did switch to a fabric tape measure instead of a hobo shoelace to tape measure. Here is to another week gentlemen… I’ll be back in town the second weekend in January so hopefully we can meet up and compare abs…


The Big “S”

Start Date
Weight 233 lbs
Chest 44.5″
Neck -15.75″
Biceps -16.5″
Forearms – 13″
Waist – 39.5″
Belly – 42.5″
Hips – 45″
Thighs -26″
  Cows -17.25″ 
After 2 Weeks
    Weight-223         
Chest 44    
                   Neck-15 .25″                 
Bicep- 16″  
          Forearm-13″       
Waist-39
Belly-40.75″      
Penis-13″   
Hips-43″     
Thighs-24.5        
 Caves-17


This week was interesting to say the least… I had date night on Saturday and just like Chunk, my wife made me have pizza. Not only that, she made me drink vodka tonics ALL NIGHT! It was awful; I hope you all don’t have to go through this too…sigh!  I know my weight would have been below 220 if I didn’t party on Saturday night…I will be back…watch out! The rest of the week went well and I catch myself not eating as much as I should sometimes. Work will get crazy busy and I will be rushing around all day and forget to eat. I think this week and next week are going to be super hard with all the Christmas cookies and egg nog.  Not to mention my beautiful wife will probably make me eat pizza and drink more of those awful drinks…wish me luck and Merry Christmas Guys!!! -Big S

PS Check out how great my wife was this weekend…. …I laugh…I joke…I kid…I kid! Lol…

 

Well, I hope you enjoyed the pictures, cartoons, and happenings of all our weeks! Have a kick ass day and don’t forget to…………

 

Woodstock’s Finest Battling It Out!

Hey Ya’ll, I am sorry I have been leaving you all out in the cold on the weight loss competition I have Rocking with my Boys from Woodstock! Well, I had them each write a little blurb about their week so take a peek…some really good stuff!

We will go ahead and start it off with My boy CHUNK…he has already dropped a 1/2 inch on his belly and his weight is down to 215.5! Nice work, looks like the TRUFFLE SHUFFLE CARDIO is paying off…down 2 lbs.

 Here is what CHUNK had to say…
“I was so effing sore by the 4th workout it crushed my ability to get the recommended reps in.  I am feeling revived and ready to get after it again today…watch out BIG HOUSE and BIG “S” – CHUNK is coming for YOU!

P.S. Totally slipped my mind, but my preggers wife made me eat pizza this weekend!”

This moves us right along to BIG HOUSE who tipped the scales at 156 lbs, one pound up from last week! Most the times this is bad, however, he is on a different diet…lean and mean and a little more mass is his goal! Take a peek at what the Big Fella had to say:

“One week in and I feel like I am off to a slow start. Left for Vegas on Thursday morning and got back Sunday afternoon. squeezed in a workout thursday morning before take off. Actually did get up and run down the strip one morning, but other than that standard Vegas for 3 days. Still feeling some soreness from early week workouts and walking from casino to casino. Had lots of time on the plane to read and study the workouts and diets. Now bring on week two, and CHUNKY QB and Big as”S” you guys better be working!”

Big “S” has come to play…as he weighed in at 225 this week…yes, he is already down 8 lbs! Hell yeah brother, I love it. Take a look at what he had to say:

“When you dropped this on me last Sunday the first thing that went through my mind was I have no time to do this with work and the new baby. When I started looking at myself in the mirror I said Big “S” you got lazy, no more excuses. Basicly I want to look good naked. It is not easy to find time to do the workouts, but nothing worth doing is ever easy. My schedule every week is; work from 6:00am to 5:15 when I get home I watch my little princess from 5:15 till 8:00 when My Queen is done teaching violin lessons out of our house. I get my cardio by walking and running my dog Lola every night and she couldn’t be happier to help. I squeeze in the workouts on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I am sore, but it is a good burn. I am very curious to see if my calves or as you call them COWS will get smaller or bigger from working out and loosing weight. The diet part of the program was an ajustment. I seriously got hooked on sugar and candy bars for a quick pick me up during the afternoon. I can feel my body going through withdrawl, but it is all good. The one thing I have been teaching myself is to drink plenty of water and when it is getting late and I get hungry I drink a glass of water and GO TO BED. When I wake up I am no longer hungry. I am looking forward to wearing all the cloths I have bought and said I will fit in  when I drop the weight. By the way, you can let Chunky QB and Little House that the GIANT is awake and they are going down!”

Now, here is a little something from Yours Truly:

“Wow, back on the wagon to clean eating, insane workouts, and cutting my ROCKSTAR and MONSTER drinks cold turkey. I have had a few headaches every day due to NO caffeine, however, the massive amounts of water have been able to keep them to a minimum. I have been working out with a local high school athlete Timmy Mahoney so it is good to have a young energetic kid to go through this insanity with me. Yes, these workouts I am doing are no joke. Split days of Upper and Lower Body. I perform 1500 reps on lower body day and 1000 on upper body and mix in tababta training between each superset! BEGINNERS probably do NOT want to start here…I could barely move my arms or legs after the first two workouts so it is pretty intense. It will all be worth is when there is an 8 pack and lot so of lean shredded muscle come the end of this competition. I am truly enjoying the prep and the change and looking forward to changes these coming weeks. My weight was 203.5 lbs so I dropped 3 lbs and feel solid. Ready to crush the week and give these three guys a run for their money!”

Before I go, I also received this from one of the guys and chose to NOT post who wrote it, I encourage you all to comment and let me know who you think said it…I was laughing my ass off so I hope you like it too!

 ”Hey Craig, can you please ADD have “lots of crazy sex” to our workouts and resend the documents to us? I would like to post it on my fridge. I appreciate it!”

Is this classic or what? It is true a good healthy session can burn more calories than you thing…I’m just sayin’!

On that note, I am going to sign off and look forward to hearing what you all have to say! This has been a blast and I look forward to the weeks to come.

I will post pix in next post…enjoy and see you soon!

GET SOME
SB Manimal

Hey Yoooooou Guuuuuuuuys!

I’m back and as promised I have a little more about this competition I am in with three of my oldest friends from Woodstock! It is funny that we are in a competition like this being that we were all teammates on the best high school football team to take the field in all of the Northwest Suburbs…I’m just sayin’!

Yeah, the good ole’ days when we ate McDonald’s and whatever junk we wanted too and relied on youth and great metabolism…where has the time gone? All I know is I am excited to see these guys pack on some muscle, drop a little fat (okay, a lot of fat), and above all get the energy they had back in high school back.

Before I lay the measurements on you, I want to give you all a little background of the crew…

I am debating between MANIMAL and SEXY BEAST (at request of some of our clients at Premier) – I think I like SEXY BEAST better…thoughts? Anyways, if you are reading this you have probably been on my Facebook page or worked out with me at the gym. I would love to sit here and tell you all this exciting stuff, but most of you know my day-to-day operations and what has been going on in my life. Overall, I have to say I am blessed to have great family, friends, business partners, career, and health! I can honestly say I LOVE MY JOB and I wouldn’t change a thing.

 

CHUNK – Well, this guy is hands down the best quarterback to ever come out of the McHenry County! Not only was he an All-State athlete he was an All-State Academic member too. Yeah, some guys get it all…Brains, Beauty, and Brawn! After a great high school career he took his talents to San Diego for undergrad and eventually landed a killer gig out in San Francisco! Living the dream this guy…fun – sun – money – and what else? You got it…GOLF!!! Lol…after years of searching for his Mrs. Right he found her and was able to use his fishing skills to reel her in  and keep her on the line. Great catch bro, she is a keeper for sure. I am happy to say I was there in Astoria, Oregon to stand in the wedding. So, he is currently in Portland, Oregon with his lovely wife and enjoying GOLF and of course some work when time permits. I will fill you in on him more over the next 12 weeks…stay tuned!

BIG HOUSE – He gets the award for the friend I have visited in the hospital most. BH was also a stand out football player on the dominant state championship team. He was CHUNK’S possession man and go to man in a crunch! It was not uncommon to see him Streaking down the sideline with defensive backs chasing him into the zone for 6! Yeah buddy…kid has skills. Post high school he ventured to Holland, Michigan to play college football and to get a degree. Since that time, he has managed to find himself a wife and make a beautiful baby….YEAH BUDDY! Great work…I have seen the pictures.

BIG “S” – The Professional Student. Yes, this guy is a modern day Van Wilder. I know we graduated in 1998 together and when I went back for my masters in 2006 he was my roommate. Yeah, you heard that right he was still at school, working full time, and living the dream. He even managed to play college baseball in 2007….yes, they referred to him as “Dad.” Regardless, I can say he probably had more fun in college than any of us and had more experiences that all of us combined. He has remained one of my closest friends and has always been there to help when I need him. He currently has a killer job, a wonderful wife, and beautiful baby girl! Oh, and a kick ass fantasy football team that SHOCKED us all and won the regular season championship last week. LUCKY SOB!

Okay, now you know who these guys are and somewhat about them…now you get to know what their bodies are looking like to start this competition! So Here it goes…

The Big “S”
Weight – 233 lbs

Neck -15.75″
Chest -44.5″
Biceps -16.5″
Forearms – 13″
Waist – 39.5″
Belly – 42.5″
Hips – 45″
Thighs -26″
Cows -17.25″

Chunk

Weight – 216.4lbs

Neck – 17.5”

Chest – 44”

Biceps -15.5”

Forearms – 12”

Waist – 38.5”

Belly – 41”

Hips – 43.5”

Thighs – 23”

Calves – 16.5”

Big House

Weight – 155lbs

Neck – 15.5”
Chest – 37”
Biceps – 12”
Forearms – 11.25”
Waist – 31.5”
Belly – 31.5”
Hips – 37”
Thighs – 20.25”
Calves – 14.75”

Manimal/Sexy Beast

Weight – 206.5lbs

Neck – 16”

Chest – 45”

Bicep – 17.5”

Forearm – 13.25”

Waist – 35”

Belly – 35”

Hips – 39”

Thigh – 23.5”

Calves – 15”

So…I think that is enough to think about for the day…I am working on pictures now so I hope you are all enjoying what we are doing here at this point! It is going to get better…weight is going to drop, fat is going to melt off, and ABS will be popping…yeah Buddy! Until next time…Dominate The Day

Kastning OUT

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It’s GO TIME!

Hey Ya’ll, Craig here!

 

I am writing to you today on DAY #2 of a 12 Week Challenge! This whole idea came about when out of the blue I received an e-mail from a long time friend. He currently lives in Michigan and wanted to get into a healthy routine and on track in his fitness. He asked if I had a minute to send him some ideas on what he could do and gave me a little information about what he had to work with and how much time he had each day! A few days later one of my oldest friends was in town from Portland, Oregon. We met for dinner…okay, we met for drinks at Biaggi’s and he looked at me and said “I need help man, what can I do if I have 30 minutes every day to workout? I need to lose some weight!” We chatted and I said I would put something together for him to get him on track.

ONE WEEK LATER…

I get a text on Sunday morning…it reads “I got fatter this week because you didn;t send those workouts!” That was all I needed, I put together a competition amongst freinds. I decided being that I am about 18 weeks out from a show I would take part in the action…

I sent an e-mail to them explaining the guidelines! Let;s just say they were less than on board 110% as it was a lot more than they bargained for…There are four of us involved and I have decided to give each of us nickname if you will.

 

WE HAVE  myself aka Manimal

 

                                                                                                                                                                       My very close and long time friend from Oregon aka Chunk

(He was married in Astoria, Oregon, home of the Goonies)

 

 

Michigan native aka Big House,

 

The Fourth Horseman aka Big “S.”

Now that you have met our contestants, here is how I did this thing…I sent each of them a meal plan, a workout plan, and some motivation aka I needed them to take a picture in their underwear or shorts and send it to me, weigh themselves, and take total body measurements! This will happen every Sunday evening for the next 12 weeks and I want YOU ALL to follow us on our journey!

Monday morning was humorus to say the least…here were some of my favorite texts:

Chunk: “I noticed you forgot to put beer on the meal plan so Big House and I just went ahead and penciled it in”

Big “S”: “I said my final good byes to the vending machines today…”

Big House: Well, it was an e-mail and I think he covered every excuse in the book…

 I am excited to see what the next 12 weeks brings, be sure to check in tomorrow for DAY #3…I will be posting all of our starting weights and measurements!

See You Soon…Until then
MANIMAL OUT

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