Happy Holidays

Posted by Roger,  a contributor to this blog. It is that time of year again. For many of us this can be a difficult time as there are so many temptations. There is the temptation to skip workouts because we are just so busy and tired. There is the temptation to overeat because, dang it, everything looks and smells so good. What's a guy to do? … [Read more...]

Taking Boot Camp With Me

Poster by Roger, a contributor to this blog. Last week I started working toward losing the weight the doctor wanted me to lose. The lifestyle changes I have to make have to be permanent if I want to not only take the weight off, but to keep the weight off. I started with changing my eating habits and now, I have to take the same aggressive approach to my workouts. … [Read more...]

Back to Being Me

Posted by Roger, a contributor to this blog. Hi all. It has been a long time since I posted anything but, believe me, it hasn't been for lack of trying. Unfortunately, as life unfolds, one finds that events sometimes happen that knock you for a loop. Even when not totally unexpected these events can leave you in a dark place. That's where I've been and now I'm pulling myself out. … [Read more...]

Kim’s Top 10 Reasons for Being a “Fit Mom for Life”

  Hi, This is Kim, one of Dustin's contributors.  This fall starts my third year doing Dustin's programs.    I've been doing the Fit Moms for Life dvd series for two years.   I supplement that with the Buns, Guns, Shoulders and Back dvd.  I also like to run a few times a week.  I just completed one year of being a Fit Moms For Life group leader in ND and my husband is a nutrition guru.  Basically, … [Read more...]

Bootcamp July 13, 2011

Posted by Roger,  a contributor to this blog. In case you haven't had a chance to experience one of Dustin's bootcamps in person, just wanted to share this video to show you what it's like. My wife had a stress fracture and can't participate right now but she did me a favor and got up at 4:30 am to take the pics and video. Hope you … [Read more...]

You Gotta Have Friends…

Posted by Roger,  a 49 year old contributor to this page. A couple weeks ago I had the good fortune of going home to Michigan and reuniting with a group of friends that had either turned 50 or were on the verge of turning 50. There were party favors and buttons with cool slogans. My two favorite slogans were "50...Coming soon to a body near you!" and "50...I am a classic. I only get better with … [Read more...]

Healthy Spinach Dip

It's me! Patty! I've been looking for healthy snacks to take to the lake for the 4th.  I love fruit, love veggies, but need to remember to add the protein. Greek yogurt is a great way to add protein!  Today I found this recipe on Oxygen.  I will be making this and serving with pita chips and veggies! Spinach Dip - Oxygen Magazine This guilt-free dip provides a healthful dose of protein and ph … [Read more...]

Strawberry Salad

It is strawberry season in Wisconsin! What I buy from the grocery store in January has so little in common with the homegrown strawberries of June that they really should be re-named! Here is the salad that I have been eating every day for the past week. Ingredients                                                                                  2 teaspoons strawberry jam (I use Simply Fruit)     … [Read more...]

Bad Day at Black Rock?

Posted by Roger, a contributor to this blog. It seemed like an uncomfortably warm night last night. My wife and I watched the movie Tales of the Crypt (1972), not to be confused with the HBO series, before heading to bed. I love old '70's B-movies from my youth. They used to show them at the local drive-in but I suppose now they are direct to video. However, I digress. The warm air or humidity … [Read more...]

For Richer, For Poorer, For Sweatier…

Posted by Roger, a contributor to this blog. The alarm goes off at 4:30 and my wife tells me it is time to get up for boot camp. Luckily I already have my gym bag packed and workout clothes laid out so I can move a little bit slowly. I get out of bed and get dressed while she goes back to sleep for another 20 minutes. Then, still slightly bleary-eyed, I head out alone, both of us disappointed … [Read more...]