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Friday, January 27, 2012

90 Day Challenge Video

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Losing Weight

How can I lose weight?

That is a good question
we all work hard at aerobics walking, running and weight lifting.
But you need a good diet in place to be successful. it is actually 85 to 90% in the kitchen folks!

How to diet is all about clean foods, good additives and limiting your portions. Use a good meal replacement shake like Vi Shakes!
Start the Visalus 90 Day Challenge with a good diet in place and you will stop saying how can I lose weight? You will be saying I did lose lose weight and I will intelligently keep it off!
Contact me today about the 90 day challenge and the Vi-Shakes and associated Visalus products.
I have lost 65 pounds over the last two years and kept it off so I know a little about what I am talking about!

Contact me!

Day 23-27 90 Day Challenge

Sorry to report that I have been very ill all week, I may restart the challenge next week.
This is about losing weight for life so there is no hurry right?
I ant to lose weight and lose body fat in the right way so i will rest my tired body and start the 10th week of P90x on Monday

Monday, January 23, 2012

Day 19-21 90 Day Challenge


Friday, January 20, 2012

Fast Food YUK!





Can You Guess What McDonald’s Food Item This Is?

Say hello to mechanically separated chicken. It’s what all fast-food chicken is made – things like 





chicken nuggets and 
patties. Also, the processed frozen chicken in the stores is made from it.


Basically, the entire chicken is smashed and pressed through a sieve — bones, eyes, guts, and 





all. it 
comes out looking like this.


There’s more: because it’s crawling with bacteria, it will be washed with ammonia, soaked in it, 





actually. Then, because it tastes gross, it 
will be re flavored artificially. Then, because it is 


weirdly pink, it will be dyed with artificial color.



Think about that next time you pull through the drive thru or feed your kids fast food ;)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Mixing a Vi Shake

Day 18 - Visalus Challenge

I took my pic down as I am disgusted.
Thanks for the kind words, checks in the mail
Also thanks to the rest of you too!

Lily you are a rock. I take Vita d too!

Brian way to bring it,  ditch the poison!

Cynthia love the comebacks , you've GOT THIS!!
Lets see pics girl!

Karen try a 24 hour fast I intend to start one Friday night!
wager hmm you name it!

My diet is good, need new recipes....

Ran 6 miles on Monday it was awesome!
I did a nice round of CST on Tuesday
then I walked 4 outside yesterday and
I ran 5 last night 20 degrees, heat  wave!!

Tonight Back & Biceps

Tomorrow run 5

Sat Kick class

Sun Pub run - 4 bars, then Patriots game (going to Super Bowl again?)
Oh boy , i don't want to drink too much, but it should be fun!

Have a good week all!

Mike

Promoting The Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge

"Green" French Fries

But now that we’re committed to the journey, I’m busy looking for easy, savory recipes, particularly for acceptable side dishes, that will keep us on the path and still satisfy. And I ran across one in my clip file that is quite simply delicious. It appeared in a column by Lee Svitak Dean titled Flavors of Fall picked up from McClatchy a couple of years ago in our local daily bugle and I clipped it and put it away to try and then completely forgot about it. I tried it the other night and it is, to quote Rachael Ray, YUM-O. As Ms. Dean says, they taste like green french fries! Here it is:
ROASTED GREEN BEANS
From Come One Come All, by Lee Svitak Dean
Serves 6
Why is it that the concept of roasted beans sounds so foreign? These are wonderful, inspired by those served at 20.21, Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. They remind me of green French fries. The beans can be roasted at whatever temperature your oven is already set, if you are cooking something else at the same time.
Ingredients:
1 1/4 pound. fresh green beans, ends trimmed, if desired
Olive oil
Coarse salt
Freshly cracked pepper (tricolor peppercorns look particularly nice)
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (see Note).
2. Toss in olive oil and place in baking dish. Roast in oven for 15 to 20 minutes or so, until the beans are cooked through. They will have shriveled slightly.
3. Remove from oven and sprinkle with coarse salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
Enjoy

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

90 Day Challenge Day 15

Day 15

Monday Jan 16, 2012

Back on track after a poor  nutritional weekend...
I ate clean, had lunch and  a Vi shake & Neuro at 1pm , Worked out semi fasted at 6:30 pm and then a big MEAL!
For more information on Vi shakes go to http://xmike.bodybyVi.com

Workout included warm up and  nice 6 mile run in 63 minutes( not great but not bad)
then stretch sit-ups and dinner

off to bed!

X Mike

90 Day Challenge days 13-14

Days 13 -14
January 14-15, 2012
Took off due to exhaustion and cold outside temps. I worked out 13 days in a row and I was tired.
Also we had company it was perfect time to be lazy and eat bad ( not good!!)

Here is picture representing the start of this challenge, I am not happy with the gut!
Lets see what we can do by March 4 th , 2012!
Mike

90 Day Challenge Update DAYS 12-15

Okay I missed a couple of updates:

Here goes
Day 12 Legs & back, Friday Jan 13.

Can you stand on one leg for 45 seconds?

Great workout check out my review!

http://youngandfitxmikecom.blogspot.com/2011/04/legs-and-back.html


X Mike

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Day 11- 90 Day Challenge Running 5 miles man!

Day 11




90 Day Challenge
Okay MOF update
I need a rest day, can't do it!

Diet

I am doing great with the IF. I am going to start counting to a tee, I was eating too much after the workouts BAD!!, I fast from 9pm until 1 pm 16 hours no food just water and coffee.

I get a Cappuccino no sugar here at work(an hour or two before I break the fast) and that helps. I was talking to Frank Sabio(sp?)( the amazing dude who got us on this)on google plus he is pretty cool , he was giving me pointers on my cycle; Fast 9 pm to 1pm, eat 500 calories,then have 10mg of Lucene at 5 pm, go home and work out at 6 pm, eat and start over. He recommends that we try the 24 hour fats on week-ends ( I guess) that really kicks the fat burning in. Have you read Eat stop Eat yet ? I am reading it now and he( the writer) explains all this stuff.


The hardest part is to make the food, lower you sugars and carbs and eat the good fats
(Omega 3's)and you should be good. It all about portion control and a good balance BB recommends
40 30 20( Protein,Carbs,Fats).I like chicken on the grill, i use jerk rubs and healthy marinades.
If you get oven bags, you can bake it in the oven with Premixed marinades( Frenches just add water).

I am on fire, I lifted harder than ever in my Life last night( Back & Biceps & ab ripper X) I was dizzy afterwards, then ate the big meal to replenish glycogen and aid in recovery.
The night before I ran 5 miles in 49 minutes and I sang to my Ipod the whole darn way Sorry Marlborough!


Can you spin ( on a spin bike) that is a good cardio workout!
Mark Sisson recommends just walking (4-5 miles) it works. I still get out for at least two on lunch during the winter once or twice per week!

Tonight 5 more miles running, goal this week 23 miles running( plus another 15 walking?
Marlborough Look out X MIke is coming out!!!

X Mike

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Day 10 -90 day Challenge - Back & Biceps

Okay I had GREAT run yesterday
For me anything under 10 minutes per mile is good

I am happy as I bought my first pair of size 32 slacks in 15 years
It is great to lose the waist! Ha!




Okay off to home to CRUSH P90x Back & Biceps and AB ripper X.
Then it is time for Vi shake with Protein( added) and off to bed
!

Back later!



X Mike

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Day 8 & 9 90 Day Challenge

Day 8 &9

Okay yesterday Monday was day 8
Day 9
Day - walk 4
Night Strength workout Chest Shoulders & Triceps, Arms were fried.

Day 10
Day - walk 5
Tonight Ran 5 in 49 minutes, nice!! That was me singing in the streets of Marlborough with my I pod sorry!

Bring it everyone!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Fajita Frittata with Avocado Salsa | Mark's Daily Apple

There are a million ways to prepare and flavor eggs, and yet, how often do you end up making the same old scramble or omelet? Early mornings usually aren’t an ideal time to try out new recipes, which is one reason it’s so easy to dig oneself deep into a breakfast rut. If the thought of eating breakfast is starting to make you groan rather than grin, then it’s high time to change things up.




A Fajita Frittata with Avocado Salsa brings bold new flavor to breakfast without being overly complicated. Seasoned steak and peppers are sautéed and then quickly baked with eggs and topped with an eye-opening avocado salsa. The result is a flavorful and healthy breakfast that can be sliced into portions for the whole family and eaten at home or on the go. If you’re often pressed for time in the morning, then this recipe lets you get a jumpstart on breakfast the night before. Unlike scrambled eggs or omelets, a frittata tastes just as good if it’s cooked ahead of time and then warmed up the next day or eaten straight out of the fridge.


While you can throw just about anything into a frittata for flavor, there’s something about the combination of steak and eggs that’s extra satisfying. Steak also keeps this frittata from tasting strictly like breakfast food so you can easily make it for a quick lunch or dinner, too. Throwing in the peppers adds a serving of veggies, and the chunky avocado salsa – with its addictive kick from tangy lime, green onions and jalapeno pepper – is a tasty change from guacamole.



With a fajita frittata to look forward to, you’ll find yourself bounding out of bed in the morning, ready to eat heartily and face the day.

Ingredients:



1 pound skirt or flank steak, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1-2 poblano or green bell peppers, cut into thin rounds or strips
1 red bell pepper, cut into thin rounds or strips
10 eggs, whisked
1 small bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
2-3 avocados, cut into small chunks
2 green onions, sliced
1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped (optional)
juice of one lime juice
sea salt to taste
Instructions:

Season steak with cumin, chili powder and salt.



Preheat oven broiler to high.

Heat olive oil in a 12-inch ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat on the stove. Add steak.

Saute 3 minutes (meat should be just slightly pink) then add garlic and peppers.



Saute 3 minutes more then add eggs and a handful of cilantro. Stir quickly then turn heat down to medium. Let cook 3-4 minutes, until the egg is set around the edges but still runny in the middle.



Transfer the pan to the oven under the broiler and cook until the frittata is golden and firm in the middle, about 3-5 minutes.

Remove from oven.

Gently mix together avocado, green onion, jalapeno and lime juice. Add sea salt to taste.


Serve with slices of frittata.


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day 8

I plan to re-master P90X again and a little Insanity before I start Mc 2!
(Probably march or april).

I also plan to possibly run a half marathon end of February ( we'll see not definite)

I got a pull up band assist set, for my bar in the workshop, wow I am in pain but it is working!!

New goal ( at least I have not listed) I plan to start Hiking the White Mountains, I got a nice Day pack for Xmas , and bought a water bladder at EMS yesterday, here's to clean air and lots of beautiful views and nightly stars!!

Weight wise

I am back here I was before the holidays so that is good!

Loaded Windows 7 on my computer at home , I cannot believe I tolerated Vista for two years
( Windows 7 is awesome). I recommend it to everyone!

Okay here is the update.

90 Day Challenge

Day 5 ( Friday) Fast back & Biceps

Day 6 Tough Kick class , she( Beth) crushed our legs and abs ,
I was happy as this was three weeks in a row!

Day 7 Ran 6 on Sunday felt horrible in the legs but the wind is getting better I was singing some of the songs on my I pod LOL

Day 8 Today (Monday)
walk at lunch (its cold)
Fast until 1 pm (17 Hours)
Chest, shoulders & Triceps tonight
Then a big feed!
Bring it all

Friday, January 6, 2012

90 Day Challenge Day 4

Day 4 Thursday
Ran an incredible 4.25 miles in 42 minutes , 149 bpm avg on the heart rate monitor and then a big recovery meal .

Love it
How is everyone doing?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

90 day Challenge - $10 million in prizes

Okay I have started a 90 Day Challenge to encourage all my friends to start the New Year off right.






Here is what we need to do.


 This is AFFORDABLE - read on. 


It would involved drinking a daily meal replacement shake, and working with me. Workouts would be of your


 choice (walking, whatever...just get MOVING). If this is something that interests you.

PLEASE send me your email address and I will send you more information about the price options (starting at 


$50)  Go to http://Xmike.bodybyvi.com for all the details.


There are over $10,000,000.00 in prizes that you can win!


http://xmike.myvi.net/products.html#100k


Contact me for more information


XMike

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