Sunday, March 30, 2008

Yacht Smart. My new project

Yacht-Smart boat club is the leading provider of fractional boat ownership, boat timeshares that are great for leisure, affordable weekend getaways and business outings and gatherings. Pick from boats, yachts, motor boats, and power boats choosing the right boat plan for you in NY, NJ, and the Hudson river area. Great for experienced boaters or first time boaters.

Thursday, October 25, 2007



Run Towards the Light

Fitness shouldn't be forceful. Fitness should be a welcomed part of your day, week, month, year. Running is a necessary part to this equation and last weekend I realized how unfit I truly was. While the weather was perfect I decided to get up and run along the boardwalk in Hoboken. Here you will find one of the most picturesque backgrounds not to mention lots of motivation. Being the weekend warrior I have become I went out and did 3 miles cold turkey. Impressive until Sunday morning when the pain kicked in. My fitness goal had been achieved. My health, in trouble. What I realized on my journey was the value and importance of where ever you decide to venture. Three miles did feel like three miles. It felt more like from my apartment to the water and back. Could you imagine running on a treadmill for three miles. I know when I did it, it was just counting down until the time I could stop. Not motivating, not invigorating, and most importantly not fun. Trails, parks and sports are great ways to disguise the running needed to stay in shape.
The only thing I have going for me is the two and a half mile walk I do everyday to and from work but this will only carry me so far. Doctor's insist ten thousand a day will keep you well within your fitness goals. Truthfully it is all about adjustment. Everyday you need to push yourself a little further and a little harder or else your body adapts to the point of no improvement. Fitness isn't easy otherwise everyone would do it and nothing easy is worth doing. Listen to some music, lace up the nikes and you will be right back where you started in just under an hour.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Water, Water everywhere and thats what you should Drink

Water is without a doubt the building blocks of life. But, did you know water can be just the thing to cut those unwanted and unnecessary calories in your diet. Studies show that nearly 20% of our calorie intake per day comes from liquids. Coffees, carbonated drinks, energy drinks, etc are major culprits in people struggle against weight gain. I know for coffee drinkers this could be considered blasphemy but, cutting these drinks out can be the equivalent of a trip to the gym. Strictly on a calorie count basis. There are even more reasons to switch to water than calories.
  • Flush out toxins
  • Reduce your risk of heart attack
  • Help with joint and muscle pain
  • Boost your metabolic rate
  • Improve organ function
  • Keep you regular
  • Prevent headaches
  • Promote healthy skin
  • Regulate body temperature
  • Get energized and improve alertness
Water is not the most exciting thing in the world to drink but, adding some lemon or a dip or two of a tea bag can add some flavor without breaking the calorie bank. Studies have even begun to determine that water can keep you alert and motivated better than coffee as well. I know, I know. This thinking is revolutionary but perhaps this story may make my case. I have never had a cup of coffee. Its true. I am a working man, college graduate who has never had a cup of coffee. Even still I am able to maintain myself through the day and perform tasks just as well as everyone else. So give water a try it just may change your life.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Its Marathon Season

November in NY means the Marathon is right around the corner. November 4th to be exact. 26.4 miles are not easy to come by so here are the steps you need to take to go from weekend warrior to Marathon Maven. Please consult your doctor, or better yet see at least two.

1. Follow through. It is no secret that people often join a gym an go three times. When it comes to running a marathon get others to help keep you going.

2. A slow build up. Injury, becoming overwhelmed, and time will be your biggest challenges to overcome. Experts suggest you increase your mileage by 10% each week up to 10 miles per week than increase by 2 mile increments per week. An 8 week build up should look like this, 20-22-24-20-26-28-30-20 miles per week.

3. Run, run, run, and rest. Marathons can last4-10 hours, learning to be on your feet this long is a challenge all in itself. The other half of the equation is rest. Keep them in perfect harmony while training. 3:1 as the title suggests.

4. Pick up the pace. As you progress push yourself a little harder and make an attempt to bring your time per mile down.

5. Before a marathon, tennis, or whatever it is you are participating in eat your carbs. Your body needs them for energy and the absorption of water. Both vitaly important to any physical activity.

Lastly have fun. Most people cannot say they have run a marathon and for that reason what you will accomplish is incredible. If you plan on participating or know someone who is the NY area I would love to hear from you and perhaps train along side of you. I look forward to hearing from anyone, everyone, no one.

Its in the Mail as they Say

Who is they, they is (I know its not proper grammar) AbeBooks. Enroute to purchasing the book for class I used the website AbeBooks. I discovered them the way it seems most people discover anything on the web, Google. Sponsored link specifically. Since this is a comparrison to I would give the experience and less than Amazon, mark. The site is built similar and so is the navagation but this is where the similarities ended. I found it difficult to find the book even though I knew exaclty what I was looking for. The purchasing of the book was easy enough. It uses paypal for which I have an account but I still had to register to be an AbeBooks member. Something I despise doing if I don't have to. I know why they are making me register, information is valuable. I do get it but why force me when I am only making a one time purchase. I would rate the experience much higher if not for this.

Then the waiting game began. Immediately after my purchase I received verification of my purchase and even a verification that it had shipped. Great! 12 days ago I got that message, 12 days. When I called I heard the words I knew I would, "It's in the mail". It was inevitable and bad service. Perhaps they orderd from Amazon before sending it to me. Either way its been 12 days and no book for me. Stay tuned for more, I know I will be.