Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
First, I'll start with a brief dynamic warmup, some plank work for core activation, then I'll do a lighter warmup set of the hex deadlift and bodyweight parallel bar dips. After that I will choose a weight I can handle for 6-8 reps and continually super-set between each exercise until the remainder of the 25 minutes is up. That's it... simple, effective, and efficient!
I'll log the weights used after. Next workout is on Wednesday. I'm looking forward to getting back into a routine!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
This is an excerpt of an interview I had with a local Toronto networking company. I briefly discuss why I got into this business, and the importance of challenging yourself when it comes to exercise.
I should also give props to the beautiful female "client" volunteer in this video (who is actually my wife, Olga). (o;
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Friday, November 14, 2008
Also, the best time to drink water is 15-30 minutes before a meal or 2 hours after a meal. Too much liquid with meals will wash out the hydrochloric acid, digestive juices and enzymes in your stomach and intestines and delay digestion.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
As of this Tuesday, November 4th, at 7:07PM, I became a father to a beautiful, happy, and healthy 7 lb baby girl named Kaitlyn Nicole Hewett. We arrived home from the hospital yesterday and have been adjusting to having a totally dependant addition to our family... which is completely overwhelming yet totally rewarding! Both mom and baby are doing great.
Because my wife had decided to have a natural birth (no epidural, induction, or other interventions), my role as her birth assistant became that much more essential. I feel so fortunate to have been able to be so involved in the process, and I have a much stronger bond to both my wife and daughter because of it. It was a very long labor, but a thankfully quick delivery. The entire experience was far more intense and unreal then I could have imagined! I could write forever describing every minute of the labor, birth, cutting the cord and meeting our new born baby, but let me just say it was the most profound day of my life, and obviously life-changing.
Looking back it almost feels as though becoming a father is a necessary step to truly becoming a man. Not only does this develop strength of character and discipline, but I believe being a good husband and father is one of the most 'manly' things a guy can hope for!
I look forward to watching her grow.
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Sunday, November 2, 2008
I've been receiving positive feedback about the short health tips messages... I was wondering if there was any other information, news, or health & fitness related subject that any readers would like to see introduced in this e-letter?
You're feedback is appreciated.