Sunday, June 8, 2008

GutCheckCast 07 - Major Milestones

This week -
Doug hits double digits, having lost over ten pounds in seven weeks.
Zach is plugging along, with a total of nine pounds lost in the same time period.

We talk about a thing called "the Internet" and the fact that it's chock full of information. For example, our silent partner Matt has sent some great links.

For Doug's Disney Vacation -
Basics on How to stay fit at Disney World - Gives you some basic information on how you can keep in shape at Disney including how far certain walks are and approximate amount of calories you can burn taking these walks.

Pass Porter has a few basic tips of how to eat properly at Disney.

And for the rest of us:

Lifehacker had a recent article on free online tools to help you track your fitness progress. Although most of the tools listed are more for keeping track of your food, but its still good. is a website put together by a body builder and has been working on it for a few years and he has some great information for non-professional weight lifters. I strongly recommend looking through the older articles as much as the newer ones. Even if your not looking into body building, it still has some great information on things as simple as how to properly stretch. has a lot of information on Intervals and how to incorporate them into your workouts. And even a few Interval training workouts that you can follow for a desired effect. And if your not convinced of the the power of intervals (since this is partly a huge ad for books on intervals) then just see what The Mayo Clinic has to say about them as well. (Note from Zach - this is a principle that I've used in the past for cardio, and is the basis for the "Couch to 5k" training regimen. It really works, and I encourage you to try this.)

Matt has been keeping track of his own progress at, and we encourage you to check his site out and cheer him on. He's posting some great numbers, and video updates, so what are you waiting for?

And that's it for this week. Have a great one, good luck, let's get out there and pound some pavement!

Download GutCheckCast07.mp3

1 comment:

Kira Gartner said...

Thanks for the shout-out on my blog! I look forward to following your journey as well. If you are interested in any of the Disney races, I recommend you check out the "Event/Competition" sub-forum at the WISH boards on the DIS. It is a truly awesome group of people. I couldn't have gotten this far without them.

In the meantime, good luck with your podcast and your blog!