Sunday, May 25, 2008

GutCheckCast 05 - Everything's Better with Honey

This Week -
Doug is at Balticon... and he's still reporting in!
I am NOT at Balticon... and I've had a big loss also.

I'm taking a modified version of the Special K challenge... and I love breakfast tacos...
I take some time and talk with my wife about motivating and supporting someone trying to shed some pounds (she's My Sweet Honey).

And We hear again from Matt Edenfield and The King of VoiceMail... Barely.

Matt's links for this week..

200 Calories - A groups of pictures depicting different types of food at 200 calories of those foods.

Calorie King - List many items from most all chain restaurants and their nutritional information

The Calorie Counter - Lists the nutritional information on most any food you eat.

Also, Reeta mentioned some great recipes in the 'cast, and wanted me to add a couple more... so keep an eye on the website, and we'll see if we can get more healthy recipes here.

Meanwhile, enjoy!

Download GutCheckCast05.mp3

Sunday, May 18, 2008

GutCheckCast004 - One Month Down... or Up?

This week on GutCheck - Doug's down (2 lbs and change), Zach is up (.8 lbs), and we discuss

Belt Loops...
The fact that just because it's called "Coke Zero" doesn't mean it's weightless...
And feedback.

This week, Matt has brought us three new links to point you towards.
#1 - CrossFit - features a daily workout, and promises to get you into Spartan-like shape.
#2 - Men's Health's Belly Off, which has some social aspects to it, and features exercise and menu suggestions. (Zach will be taking a look at this one in particular)
#3 - iPod Gym - is a trainer in your pocket, featuring video tutorials on different exercises you can do. In particular, there is an amazing video of a man doing squats on top of a Swiss Ball (See the last video on this page).

And that's it. Next week, Doug will be at Balticon, so we may see a guest host.

Download GutCheck04.mp3

Sunday, May 11, 2008

GutCheckCast003 - 1.21 Giga Calories???

This week...

Everyone loses, and that's a good thing...
Want to follow our results on a day by day basis? Head to Google Calendar and search for GutCheckCast...
Zach gets a little paranoid about how his legs are developing and wants to avoid knee strain...
Doug makes a shocking revelation regarding the calorie counts of certain fast food selections... (link edited because iTunes downloaded the PDF instead of the show. Heh.)
Zach makes a shocking revelation regarding the calorie counts of certain very refreshing beverages (Incidentally, Zach just made the mistake of looking up the calorie count of the burger and fries he had on Thursday, and it's approximately equal to Doug's...)
The lesson - NEVER look up the calorie contents of your favorite burger.
We also discuss... the Body for Life program.

Mark sent us some great links that we're putting up here now, and that we'll probably discuss next week.
First, Tabata Intervals get his blood going, and have inspired his current exercise regimen.
Second, recently posted information on that old grade-school nemesis... the Push-Up. Suffice to say, this is something that's getting added to my workouts this week.
Third, is offering workouts to go for your iPod.
and points out the seven essential habits of a successful fitness routine.

Thanks for the great feedback, Mark. If you want to check Mark's progress, our silent partner is found at

Contact GutCheckCast by leaving a comment at, calling our voicemail at 206-666-4196, or by e-mailing gutcheckcast *at* gmail *dot* com.

Thanks for listening, now get out there and go for it!


Download GutCheckCast03.mp3.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Turn the beat around

I realize that every week on this journey will not be filled with sunshine and roses. That said, I didn't just want to sit back after last week. I wanted to be proactive to ensure that things would go well. I did that, because I want to look good and feel excited to be at Balticon. Based on last year, lots of pictures find their way onto Blogs, and Flickr accounts, and goodness only knows what else.

So, I continued with the lunch time cereal-fest and made sure to get out there. Early in the week, it looked as if rain might derail me by Wednesday. So I walked hard Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday was also good walking weather in the end. And it looks like things might clear up for a noontime stroll today. RAWR.

Its all about motivation, kids. Plan your work... then work that motha-frakkin' plan.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

GutCheckCast002 - I Think I Hear a Parade...

Hey, everybody. Welcome to week 2 of the GutCheckCast.

This Week...

Zach has his Parade Moment.
You can't drink Mountain Dew at BYU.
We talk a little tech with new DS releases: Let's Yoga, Let's Pilates.
We point people to: Podrunner, Couch25k, (*Zach has used Couch to 5k, and can recommend it up to week five, where he is currently repeating it until he feels up to a straight 20 minute run)
Nuketown Radioactive
Listener Matt is the Man - find his food and exercise blog here.
If you have a comment, question, or suggestion (Zach, try not to breathe so heavily into the microphone, for example), you can reach us in any of the following ways.

Leave us a voicemail at 206-666-4196.

E-mail us directly at gutcheckcast *at* gmail *dot* com

Or leave a comment here at the website.

Now, good luck, let's have a great week.


Download gutcheckcast2.mp3.