Thanks Ducha, (so busy haven't had time to check into the website in a while) I have no control when leave this world, but I can make sure I go out in same shape as the barbarian I'm prepping to compete in the Jay Cutler Desert Classic here in Vegas March 26th (it's a bucket list item for me) maybe I'll post a few images from that since I will be beefing up for that.
Sounds like you are taking courses on Kinetics and nutrition, that's very cool. With sports being what it is today there are so many directions and wonderful places you can take that profession. You never know, you may make out and retire early like my old roommate who started EAS Nutrition.
I'm finally ready to show a before and after photo. In my 20's I was in athletic shape but after moving to Vegas I became almost immediately sedentary. By 2011 I was just 250 lbs of fat! I started having problems breathing and was up to a 42" waste-line pressing up against the next size up. A friend of mine had a heart attack and it got me thinking; I'm adopted and I don't know anything about my biological family's medical history. About two years ago I started going back to the gym but got serious about it a year and half ago with the inspiration of a friend who taught me to quit thinking like an old person. The first thing I noticed was my metabolism was pretty much gone even though I was working out 4 to 5 days a week thanks to being over 45. I had to change my diet along with exercise; the last year has been no easy picnic but ultimately worth it.
The photo on the left I haven't shown ANYONE until now because I was mortified by the image. After seeing a few more like that over the year, enough was enough, this morning I hit the scale at 202 lbs! While the overall drop in weight is around 50 lbs, I’ve lost somewhere between 65 to 70 lbs of fat while adding 15 to 20 of muscle. Beyond obvious health reasons, once you pass 45 you start to realize there is likely fewer years ahead than behind, so it really becomes (at least in my mind) a matter of life or death. I see too many people in their 60’s already hunched over looking like they one step away from a walker, I just can’t do that. I’d rather go out like Jack LaLanne did at 96 with all his faculties.
Been a long while since I posted here, hello again everyone!
For the last month I've been trying to find a desk for a old rustic theme I want in my office to no avail, I was out for about half the day yesterday whenI happened by chance upon this old chest in the back of antique store. Not the desk I want but this was so fricking cool looking,the first thing I thought was this looks like it's from Sanctuary.I found out from the sales lady it had only recently been moved to the store floor by accident! By the store owners instruction it was supposed to be moved to behind the counter where the public could not touch it, before that it had spent last 9 years in the back store room completely out of sight.
As I looked at with her she explained the old style lock hadn't been removed since it came to them nine years ago and she wasn't exactly sure how to get the lock off. Naturally I was compelled to help her, after a few minutes I had it off, once inside we found a certificate of authenticity from a 1976 appraisal verifying it was made sometime around 1850 roughly 164 years ago! Even if the base and lock are not that old as the appraisal could not confirm, I can at least confirm they are no less than 38 years old when the appraisal was done! Fittingly I placedDiablo's skull on top.
Nice holiday shots, a Canon PowerShot SX230 huh? Wow it takes some nice shots.
Here is one a coworker took of me testing out my new Canon EOS 60D with a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Lens on it. I'd say your SX230 stood up pretty damn well against it.
damn you MrVegas
you are too grown up (i mean you look like a sensible man) & you put us all to shame
but you a geek at heart
Yes I am too grown up (damn it!) but I look sensible?! Really ?! I don't think anyone has called me that before, brings a tear to me eye it does. I would however like to dispel any notion people have that I am somehow sensible, I submit the following images as evidence.
I'll push the button, I swear to god I'll push the damn button.
Alright now just how the f*** do I push this damn thing
I did it! raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! (BTW that's all natural baby!)
The idea I'm sensible is just ridiculous (I'm probably going to regret this in the morning)