Review – U-Haul Hitch Install Service and Draw-Tite Sportframe 1 1/4 inch Hitch

I had always carried my bike either inside my trunk (when I had a massive 1979 Cutlass Salon) or on a bike carrier with very little problems (though once I was asked to pull over so a cop could check whether she could see my license plate through the bike, argh).…

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A Review of Some Fitness Syncing Sites and a Syncing App

(This review has been updated on 1/25/2018) This review is a companion to my previous posting – A Review of Some Exercise Logging Sites. Okay, so you’re uploading your GPS watch tracking to Runkeeper but want to log some weight-training on Fitocracy and want both sets of data to show up on each…

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A Review of Some Exercise/Fitness Logging Sites

This review will cover a few of the more popular exercise logging and fitness tracking websites, though I’m going to center this review around a few of my favorites and then more briefly touch on some others. This review also goes along with my next blog post – A Review of…

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(Finding) Time to Exercise

Finding Time to Exercise

What about those people who can’t find time to exercise?  I hear it all the time: “I don’t have time to exercise.” “I would if I could find the time.” “I have kids and a job, there’s just no time to workout.” “My job keeps me pretty busy and then…

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P90X vs. Insanity vs. P90X2 vs. T25 vs. P90X3

P90X vs. INsanity Vs. P90X2 vs. T25 vs. P90X3

I’m no fitness expert but I do work out often for health and fun and as a hobby, I try to keep in pretty good shape and be an all-around fit person; which involves working hard in various and varied areas of fitness.  And in my case it includes the…

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Review – gRUNola All Natural No-Preservative Granola/Energy Bar

This is pretty much the best of all worlds for me! I’m reviewing something that tastes good, is good for me, provides healthy energy when needed, and was created and is sold by a company right here in New York State. Can’t get much better than that. The item is…

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Trim Endeavors Podcast Interview of Jen’s 225+ Pound Weight Loss

  In previous posts I have mentioned how a number of years ago my wife, Jennifer, and I started eating better, exercising, and losing weight. Jennifer lost a tremendous amount of weight, 225+ pounds, all of it through diet and exercise.  She did have surgery to remove excess skin after…

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Fitocracy.com – The Fitness Social Network To Level Up In Real Life

Fitocracy

(A note here – I started writing this entry quite some time ago, last year in fact, and it has sat in my blog’s DRAFT folder for quite some time.  Since then I’ve moved on to logging things in Weighttrainning.com and Runkeeper.com and don’t use Fitocracy anymore, but since I went to the trouble…

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Review – Brooks PureConnect 2 Lightweight Running Shoes

I don’t run very often.  Once or twice a week is it.  I don’t like it that well and I find it somewhat boring, but it’s great exercise (though high impact).  And I regularly get the itch to run if it’s been awhile.  Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I do…

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Trip to Albany Area & the Mohawk-Hudson Bike/Hike Trail

My wife, Jennifer, had a training conference in Troy, NY related her work, so I decided to go along and take the road bike for some riding on some of the paved trails in the area. Specifically I was interested in the Mohawk Hudson Bikeway, which various websites mentioned as quite…

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