Category: Health

I’m gonna Hustle

On February 26, 2006, I’ll be climbing 94 floors to the top of the John Hancock Center, here in Chicago. This year’s Hustle sold out in a matter of a few hours, and I was lucky to get in. There are so many people who want to clmb stairs in high altitudes, all in support of the American Lung Association. If you’d like to sponsor me in my climb (make it interesting with a per-step amount!), please use the link below!

Hustle Up the Hancock 2006

Thank you very much!


The Degerberg Academy, where I’m learning “blended” martial arts, ain’t too shabby for a place no one’s heard of. Check out the article in today’s Chicago Tribune Magazine:

Chicago Tribune news : Fred Degerberg, Still Tough

You get used to it

Today marks the 600th day I’ve kept a food log. Yep, 600 days. Not all in a row – there was a few months in there that I either didn’t care or couldn’t or what not. But it’s been the best way I’ve found to eat better.

The first time I tried it was for a health class that I took by correspondence in high school. I think I took the class via correspondence because I was otherwise overbooked. It was pretty easy stuff, but for one unit I had to write down everything I ate. Wow, does that change things. (Being held accountable will do that.) I’ve been applying that logic for 600 days now! (With regular off days, of course. Everything in moderation, of course, including moderation.)


Crunch : Clubs | Orleans

There’s a class I took here yesterday that totally kicked my butt. It was called Bosu Bootcamp. It was tough for me because I haven’t been doing any cardio in many moons. And when I did, it consisted of walking or the occasional pilates tape. So therefore, my butt was offically kicked. The Bosu is this apparatus that looks like a weird half-sphere (inflated) on a flat base. We did things like balance on the Bosu while throwing bar weights from one hand to the other, jump on and off the Bosu repeatedly, and we also ran around the room a lot. The Bosu is also used for some major ab work in this class too. It feels great to be sore. : )

This club on Orleans is right across the street from the office, so it makes it super easy to go during lunch. Point B has a corporate membership deal there, so I always see (or go with) co-workers. It gives me motivation to go, especially since I like most of my co-workers. (it’s an unusually friendly environment, for an office.) We’re planning on doing group boxing lessons twice a month or so, starting soon.

Tomorrow, the day after Thanksgiving, I’m planning on doing either a Cardio Tai Boxing class or another “feature” class that uses a new kind of dumbell (called SmartBells. Looks fun!

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