Not Starting from the Bottom Anymore

Steve meet's his nerd hero Mark Fraunfelder at an event hosted by the Edmonton Public Library

The highs and lows of a fit quest can be quite interesting. At one point you're flying high and you think that nothing can stop you, and then you hit an emotional wall that makes you feel like packing up your fancy tri-colour shoes. I've always thought of myself as a pretty positive guy so whenever I hit an emotional speed bump, I dug my head in the sand, felt ashamed and thought that I have to start all over again.  I felt like I have no choice but to start back a level one and pick a brand … [Read more...]

90 Days?!?

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Has it really been 90 Days? It's hard to believe that a little over 90 Days ago I was sitting on my couch, playing video games, and eating pizza. I used to think that tomorrow was going to be the day I was actually going to start working out but when the next day came I kept saying: "nah, I'm too tired, I'll start tomorrow","had the longest day at work", "my favourite show is on TV right now", or even "my index finger hurts"... 90 Days ago I knew that something had to be done; not tomorrow or … [Read more...]

Don’t think of where you’ve been. Think of where you are going!

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This blog is for people who have, or had, no confidence in their bodies. I was there once. I hated the way I looked and felt. This was me before (CLICK BELOW IF YOU DARE): I was a weezy, unhealthy mess of a man and the biggest life decisions I made was whether or not to eat McDonald's or Tony Roma's for dinner.  I was so focused on where I was that I never thought of where I could go. I had zero confidence in myself and wouldn't try anything because of a paralysing fear of … [Read more...]

Carlos’ 90 Day Challenge, week 5: Me Time…

Carlos Cuevas Week 5

I'm gonna go all Quentin Tarantino on this blog... I'm gonna give you a few lines about something regarding to the end of my post, then I'm going to rewind and start the story. I was doing my last set of repetition with some weights, realizing that the number on those weights had increased to 25 lbs each weight in under 2 weeks that I started doing weight training. Then I started to realize that... The week had started like any other week... I was excited to go to the station and get stuff … [Read more...]

Carlos’ 90 Day Challenge Week 4: What’s Happening to Me???

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Wow, I can't believe it's been 4 weeks since I started my first Blitz 90 Day Challenge. It's only been 30 days but the changes that I'm starting to see are there! My pants are starting to fit better, I don't feel as out of breath when I go up a flight of stairs, and for some reason I feel energized after a workout! I started walking to the gym rather than driving. At work, I've stopped using the elevators and started taking the stairs. I now choose to walk to a further coffee place for my … [Read more...]

Hurting with a sense of pride!

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I can't believe two weeks have gone by since I decided to join the Blitz 90 Day Challenge!  There is one thing that I've noticed happening over these last few weeks: I moved from feeling uneasy about talking about my fitness to a sense of pride. At first, when I was asked "why are you walking funny?" it felt awkward to say that I was working out and, on top of that, I was getting personal training. It felt like my pride was compromised in asking for help from professionals for something I … [Read more...]

My gift on my 33rd Birthday.

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For the last month my wife has been asking me what I want for my 33rd birthday and I honestly didn't have a straight answer for her. As I was working out with Leigh, my trainer, on Thursday evening and I kept on reminding myself: Push pass the pain, push pass your own limits, break down the 'I can't do this' wall!  Engrain these movements  in to your mind, your soul, and your body so they they are muscle memory.  Make them mechanical. In the midst of doing step ups, sit ups, and finally a … [Read more...]

90 Day Challenge – The Journey: 2 Weeks In

i love gourmet burgers... but i will force myself to try to only have one a week

Alright..2 weeks in...it has begun. So how am I doing so far? Well, the biggest and most significant change has definitely been my Guy-iet (The Male Diet)...or my nutrition plan. After a thorough and informative discussion with my awesome and hilarious trainer Leigh Chmilar (having someone who can motivate me, keep me on point and make me laugh is a huge bonus to have as a trainer and it has truly made the experience a whole lot better than I thought it might be) I realized that although I … [Read more...]

Steve’s Fit Quest Update: Injury Recovery

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Wazzup Fit Geeks?! Gawd I miss your e-faces.  It's amazing how work/life/whatever can just sneak up on you and scuttle any chance of catching up. Thanks to you all for being patient with my little updates.  I pinky-swear, from now on, you will hear from me more often. *pinky-swear* So my 90-Day Fit Quest is all but wrapped up. I've dealt some crushing blows to the Obese Overlord and I am just waiting to go to Revive Wellness and get my final measurements. Then, I will tell you a tale of … [Read more...]

Carlos’ 90 Day Challenge: Day 1 the hardest decision…

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It's often said that the hardest decisions are the ones worth making. Hi there, my name is Carlos Cuevas (you might know me as Goodwill Carlos from KooL 101.5). I'm getting my life back with Blitz' 90 Day Challenge! Back in 2009, I realized that my lifestyle was hurting me very badly; I was headed nowhere fast because I kept making the same poor decisions about food and exercise. I remember on September 18, 2009 I was sitting exactly at 2 months into my marriage, I was 28 years old and at … [Read more...]