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Triathlon Recap – Lake Zurich Sprint Triathlon

I completed my second sprint triathlon yesterday and I still have a long ways to go before I feel comfortable at every leg. I picked up my packet and attended a Course Talk on Saturday with my wife since I had to work on Friday. We loved the layout of the park and she decided [...]

My Journey to my First Triathlon

My Fitness Journey has been a long one with its ups and downs. I've written some posts over the years and I'll go through stages where I'm committed to diet and exercise and other times where its not so much. I think there are a lot of people out there that can relate. My wife [...]

Review: Garmin Edge 520 Plus GPS Computer

My latest fitness ambitions have been triathlons (where you swim, bike, then run for those of you that don't know). Feel free to follow me on Strava or Garmin. Over the years, I've had a few fitness posts. For the cycling portion, one of my recent purchases has been the new Garmin Edge 520 Plus [...]

By |2018-07-05T10:46:11+00:00June 13th, 2018|Categories: Fitness, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Review: Garmin Forerunner 935

Over the years I've written a few fitness posts, including some personal reviews of different fitness trackers ranging from Fitbit to the Apple Watch. My family has been into fitness for a while now and we've used a number of fitness trackers. Our Fitbit lineup includes: Fitbit Flex, Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR, and the [...]

By |2018-07-05T11:09:33+00:00November 13th, 2017|Categories: Fitness, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Fitness Tracker Showdown: Apple Watch vs FitBit By An Actual User

My FitBit History As most of you know, I've been a FitBit user for almost 2 years now. I started off using the Flex, then upgraded to the Charge, and my wife even had the Surge. I have experience with all 3 of these fitness trackers. I've written a few fitness articles and even called [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:55:16+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Fitness, Gadgets|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Losing Faith In FitBit – From A Loyal User Of 2 Years

I first joined FitBit in 2013 when I bought my Flex wristband. I enjoyed it that I bought my wife one shortly afterwards then her daughter bought one as well. We've all used the Flex wristbands with minimal issues. We've had a couple of bands crack on us around the display window but the Flex [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:55:40+00:00January 28th, 2015|Categories: Fitness|Tags: , , , , , |5 Comments

Healthy Eating: Calories, Protein, & Carbs

A friend of mine recently posted a question on Facebook about trying to lose weight and net calories. If you have a calorie goal of 2000 calories per day and you exercise and burn 1000 calories, does that mean you have to eat 3000 calories now, or still focus on your goal of 2000 calories? [...]

Fitbit Flex Won’t Charge – Cleaning Contacts

If you're a heavy Fitbit Flex user, you may have run into a problem where you can't get it to charge when you connect it to the USB dongle. Lucky for you, there's a simple solution you can try if your Fitbit Flex won't charge. It could easily be caused by some corrosion on the [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:56:04+00:00October 29th, 2014|Categories: Fitness|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Fitbit Announces Charge, Charge HR & Surge

There's been rumors of new Fitbit fitness trackers coming out and today Fitbit made it official. Fitbit announces the Charge, Charge HR & Surge. Only the Fitbit Charge is available now for $129.95 in black and slate colors with blue and burgundy coming soon. The Charge HR will be released in early 2015 for for [...]

Personal Fitness 2013

About 8 years ago, I had an eye-opening experience. I weighed almost 300 pounds and was diagnosed with hypoglycemia. I was told if I didn't do something about my weight, that it could turn into diabetes. I'm about 6'5" tall, so I didn't look extremely obese, but my BMI was in the obese category. Over [...]