About

I take my health and fitness seriously.  I had let myself go for a few years, and decided enough was enough.  So I started eating right and started the popular workout programs by Beachbody.  I had great success with them, and became a Team Beachbody Coach so that I could mentor others just like me who were trying to make healthier choices in life.

With my newfound fitness, I decided to further my goals.  When I was younger, I was on the cross country team.  I was horrible at it.  So I decided to give running another try.  This came much easier than when I was in middle school.  So, I decided to add two more sports, swimming & cycling.  Spent 2010 learning the ropes, and competed 2 sprint triathlons and 1 olympic distance triathlon.  I liked it so much, I became an active member in the Louisville Landsharks Multisport, and board member (Secretary).

While doing all of this training, I became a “go to” guy with my friends, family, and coworkers with fitness and weight loss.  Because of this, it was suggested that I become a “Wellness Champion” at work.  I would promote the wellness programs that the company had rolled out, to make sure that everyone was well educated on what was available.

During 2010 I had attended the TRX Group Suspension Training, so that I could instruct group classes using the TRX.  I became an affiliate too, to promote this wonderful tool.

I am studying to become a certified personal trainer so that I can work directly with people who want to improve their health and fitness.  I am hoping to have this complete by the end of January 2011.  I attended the USA Track & Field Level 1 coaching seminar, to become a certified Track & Field coach also at the end of January.

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3 Responses to About

  1. e says:

    You go boy!!! Luvs it! Keep up the good work! I am right there with you 🙂

  2. John says:

    I’ve been reading your blog and enjoying. I am 33, 6’2″, 230, and want to drop a few. I am a fat marathoner, in that I am overweight, but still run marathons. I just started Insanity this week, and am digging the change. I think this is going to be good.

    Quick question to you about how you track your calories. According to the math, I should be eating 3300 cals/day, subtract 500 for weight loss and you get 2800. I generally hover around 2500 in an effort to lose 1.5 – 2 pounds/week. I eat 2500 regardless of how many calories I burn during the Insanity workout; do you adjust based on the workout of the day? For example, today was a recovery workout. I don’t want to obsess over it, but I don’t want to sabotage myself, either. In the Insanity Elite Nutrition guide, it tells you to find your calories, multiply by the moderate activity value, and subtract 500. So, that’s what I eat every day. I’m more used to adjusting calories based on how much I am working out, but I don’t have a good way of tracking calories burned during Insanity.

    Make sense?

  3. DJ JustJohn says:

    Hello John. First, thanks for reading my blog! I appreciate it!

    I’m impressed with your marathon running. I’m not quite there yet. I plan on doing my first in 2011. Maybe you’ll give me some pointers once I get there.

    Now with Insanity/Calories/adjusting etc. I’m kind of a geek, and track everything. I use My Fitness Pal (http://www.myfitnesspal.com/djjustjohn) to track my calorie intake as well as my calorie burn for my workouts. I use my Polar F11 heart rate monitor to track what I burn for each workout.

    My daily goal for calories before workout is 1750, and that’s for me to lose about 1lb a week. But, I usually do two workouts a day, which burns about 1000 extra calories. Now, I eat those back (well at least 70% of them). So I’m usually eating around 2700 calories a day.

    On my rest days, or easy days, I plan my meals to be lighter. I still eat back about 70% of my light workout (which isn’t much), but I don’t eat like I usually do on tougher days.

    Now, I’m not perfect with my eating. I do my best. But I make sure I am doing right 90% of the time.

    I hope this helps, and keep coming back!

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