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Body Fat Percentage has been on the tips of other blog writers finger tips for a couple of weeks now and I wanted to take some time to tell my story about body fat percentage.  I could take you back to when I weighed 175 pounds and was not in any shape other than round but for the purpose of this post my body fat percentage story will start on November 19, 2012. [caption id="attachment_6749" align="alignright" width="300"] Recovery Breakfast The Day After Ironman Arizona 2012 Not pictured: hard-boiled eggs.[/caption] Why did I chose Nove...

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Dried Cranberry Pecan Lime Waffles were created on February 20th which was the 10th day of my current 12 day #wafflestreak.  Yes, #wafflestreak is a hashtag I use that was created by FatFluential and one that I take great pride in.  Not all the waffles in the streak are breakfast or brunch.  They aren’t always sweet, but can sometimes be savory or made from vegetables.  The waffles may also be come in the form of polenta as seen here and here. Yesterday ...

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Chocolate Pistachio Waffles has been on my meal plan menu for nearly one week now and I wanted desperately to move it up into the week but I also knew that I was going to be riding for three hours and running for 30 minutes and needed something to look forward to.  Then again there was a good chance that waffles were going to be on my menu so I could have scarfed down the chocolate pistachio waffles earlier this week.  Good things come to those who wait…… As I was going through the week I came across the idea of ice cre...

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Yoga and swimming are now a pair just like peanut butter and jelly or chocolate and peanut butter are a pair.  Why are yoga and swimming such a terrific combination you may ask and I am here to tell you why but a little background information first. When I lived in New York I attended a yoga class on a weekly basis that was taught by Tao who was an 87-year-old woman who could do just amazing things.  Being the 'fit' guy I thought I was I tried to get into positions that she would be warming up in and they hurt.  After 2 years I was able ...

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Embrace The Suck. Embrace The Suck Embrace The Suck If you repeat the phrase Embrace The Suck enough it soon begins to get easier.  What am I talking about?  I could be talking about life, but I am referring to riding the trainer.  Putting your bike on the trainer for 1 or even 2 hours is not a big deal, but once you go past that point you have to begin to embrace the suck.  The trainer, like the treadmill, is all mental.  You know it is not going to be fun but you also know the benefits of riding the trainer. I bring this up because...

  • Lunch Recipes

Nachos are everybody's favorite eats when they are at Mexican restaurants.  Nachos are probably everybody's favorite eats even at home especially during sporting events like the recent Super Bowl or the upcoming March Madness and Opening Day of Baseball. You know those nachos that are dripping with cheese and jalapeños with those salty tortilla chips.  Wait, come back don't run out to buy nachos just yet.  Stay and finish reading and then head over to your kitchen to make homemade nachos because these will blow your mind. ...

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Sushi was probably my favorite cuisine before becoming a vegetarian.  I just loved the way the creaminess of the rice played off the tanginess of the seafood coupled with the taste of nori.  When I realized that the sushi was so loaded in carbohydrates (not the good kind either) because of all the rice I actually made sushi with quinoa (recipe is here) and that was great because it was also vegetarian friendly in that I only used vegetables and tempeh. Recently I have become enamored with cauliflower and all that you can do with it. &...

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Ironman Texas Is In 95 Days......what? Ironman Texas is now officially less than 100 days away and I am not sure where the time went or what that means in regards to my training.  The day snuck up on me and shocked me when there was a post in the Ironman Texas 2013 Group on Facebook last week that it was 100 days away.  Does my lack of knowledge as to when the race is mean that I am so focused on my training and outside life that I failed to pay attention?  Does it mean that I am being cavalier toward the race seeing as it will be my third ...

  • Breakfast Recipes

 If you miss the 30 minute to 1 hour recovery time frame you may have missed the exit to proper recovery.[/caption] Recovery meals are probably my favorite meal to make and consume, ok inhale.  I love the recovery meal because it provides you something to look forward to and for me it is usually composed of breakfast foods, which usually means waffles.  Not that there is anything wrong with waffles as I am on a 4 day waffle streak right now but variety is the spice of life and there are plenty of other endurance foodies out there...

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Chocolate Raspberry Waffles Repeat that to yourself a few times.  Go ahead I'll wait, and I'll help you out too. Chocolate. Raspberry. Waffles. Chocolate. Raspberry. Waffles. Chocolate. Raspberry. Waffles.  Now try to imagine not eating them.  Pretty tough to do isn't it.  Lucky for you there was a request for the recipe on my Instagram account. One thing you will notice about my chocolate raspberry waffles is that they are made with real raspberries and not a raspberry flavored extract.  Why?  Read ...

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