GenCon 2016, the VLog!

This year, I thought I’d do something a little different. VIDEO! *electronic dance thumps*

Keep reading under the video for more about our 2016 GenCon trip 🙂

GenCon was super weird for us this year. For the first time ever not only did we not have roommates, but we had a full on suite! The no roommates was kinda sad to us (we love Crystal and Chad!) but having a dining room and two bathrooms really let us host games without having to hunt the fetid halls for enough chairs together to get a game going.

This year also made me realize just how much I don’t get to game, or relax, on a regular basis. I’d say most of our convention was sleeping. We were THAT exhausted. For the first year ever we never went into the open gaming halls, the second story of the convention center, or really anywhere else besides the dealer hall and Scotty’s. Working 72 hours a week for an extended period definitely took it’s toll. But, that also means you guys didn’t get a lot of the experience via my video! I am sad about that, and plan to rectify that next year.

I hope you enjoy the small glimpse of GenCon I was able to provide! This is seriously about 1/10th of what goes on and if you love gaming, you owe it to yourself grab your dice bag and visit one year.

 

 

Are your portions out of control?

Do you know how much you should be eating at one time? Do you know how much food you get on average when you go out and eat? Most people don’t, and that’s a more detrimental impact on your weight loss goals than what you actually eat!

For example, 2oz of pasta is a normal portion size. When you go to an Italian restaurant you usually get about 16oz! That’s almost 2000 calories of just pasta! Cereal is another great example. Most cereal portions are 3/4 cups to 1 cup. But your average bowl runs 2 cups! Sitting down for that late night snack of Cocoa Puffs could be adding almost 600 calories to your daily intake!

For some great examples on how to maintain your portions, check out today’s video. I give some real world examples from my kitchen. Enjoy!

And as always, please leave some feedback for me 🙂

Take that leap!

Hint: Let’s see who can catch my little mistake 😉

How many of you find that, not matter how much you workout and how well you eat you still can’t seem to move that scale? Truth is you’re standing on your own little plateau in the middle of no where! It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Here are a few tricks this week to help you take that leap and get back on track.

First thing you need to do is realize that you’re body has become adjusted to whatever it is you’re doing. It could be the number of calories you’re eating, the number of reps or your weight, how far you’re running. The fact is you’re body is saying “ok, I’ve adapted to let you survive. I’m going on break!” What can you do?

-It may seem backward, but first thing you can do is EAT MORE! That’s right. Chances are you’ve moved into a level of fitness requiring you to consume more calories to function. So eating 1200 calories may have been great three months ago, but now you need to up your game. Try increasing to about 1500 for a few weeks.

-The next thing you can try is Zig Zagging your calories. In essence you’re confusing your metabolism into thinking there’s something big going on. Try this for a month. The first week decrease your calories by about 300. The next week increase them by 300. Rinse and repeat.

-Finally, WORK HARDER!!! Increase the amount of weight you’re pushing. Try and run a little longer or a litte faster. Do something different! Don’t go to the same Zumba class week after week and expect things to change. YOU need to be the change that you want to be.

I hope these tips help, and as always I’m here to help YOU! Leave me a comment or shoot me an email and I’ll be happy to connect. 🙂