Personal Trainer Food – Week One

Personal Trainer Food - Week One

Personal Trainer Food – Week One

I have to admit. I do very well with structure. I do well with a plan and not when I have to plan in the moment when it comes to food. That’s why I have fallen in love with Personal Trainer Food in just one week. There’s been a lot of times in the past that I’ve thought I found something that would work and I will admit a lot of the times I vanished from the scene of the crime and a lot of the damage was done on my own doing. I couldn’t sustain shakes. I sustained #NSNG (No Sugar No Grains) but found myself in a predicament when my work schedule and routine changed over a year ago when I started The job at Stewart. This however is real food. Real food that I get to eat. Not processed. When this 50lb boxed of food showed up I felt overwhelmed and I thought what did I get myself into. Now I look at it like this is what 28 days of food is supposed to look like. Then I imagined 28 days divided by 7 days divided by 2-3 pizza’s a week and the rest of the days finding something to eat and not only sabotaging myself but also my wife and family. Personal Trainer Food gives me more flexibility than I could have ever hoped for. It has been my routine and it has been my fuel (literary)

Personal Trainer food makes really good food. I think that’s why I’m stoked about this journey. If I didn’t like the food, you all know I would be the first person to tell you. When it comes to my opinion and my review on something they’re my own. I do not sugar coat anything. Class example is that shake thing I was doing. I’m very honest and this company is class act in the only short one week period that make me feel wanted and appreciated and they genuinely want to see me succeed and I want nothing more to succeed with them.

As I mentioned in a earlier post. I’m sticking to my guns and will not show my weight loss till the month has passed and going forward I will be doing monthly weigh ins. I’ve also added a Starting pic from Xmas showing me at the 561lbs mark and will upload progress pics as I see fit.

My wife, work, friends, family are all supportive of this full effort to really preaching my motto. I mean I put it on a t-shirt didn’t I. Life will always give you hurdles and obstacles that you have to maneuver around. Over, under & so on. Instead of crying about it. Do something about it. Get mad. I’m mad, Because all those pains and issues should be the reason not the excuse for why you’re doing what you do.

I ask that all of you really follow me on this one. Check in with me. Ask me how I’m doing. My mind is good now. As I talk about things going forward on this journey, I’m going to get personal with myself.

A lot of people think that it can be so easy to lose the weight and I think a lot of those people are the ones that never had to face 561lbs in the mirror. I have monsters hidden that no one or only very few even know about. So forgive me if in my posts in the future I bring up some of my past. I’m only doing it to help me and make those around me understand what it’s truly like being me. I’ll let you step in my shoes but you’ll never fill them.

Get it Poppin…A Popchips Giveaway

That’s right folks. TooBIG & PoPchips are giving away a free box of their tortilla popchips. Last year Fitbloggin introduce all of us to the potato version of PoPchips. I was lucky enough to give away a box to one lucky winner last year and also review a box of my own.


Same thing this year. I absolutely love the product line of PoPchips. Potato and Tortilla. I have to admit My favs are the Ranch Tortilla and the Sweet Potato in the Potato product line.

These are not your ordinary chip. Why? Their heated up till they pop….hence the name PoPchips. There not baked or fired. Their healthy at about 100 cals a bag some are a little more. But the portion size is just right and doesn’t get ya in trouble. Let’s just say that I’d love to work for these guys cause I support them and their product. Yes I would feed PoPchips to Katy Perry…lol

below is the flavors of the Tortilla line and what will come in the assortment box for one lucky winner.

Nacho Cheese



Chili Limon

So take a look below on how to get your hands on a free box just by entering the contest.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Hey All,

Just a quick check in. The family and my mom were up in Frankenmuth, MI this weekend for the snow fest and to take advantage of our perks club benefits that gives us a free famous chicken dinner for the month of our birthday.  Check out some of the snow sculptures on display. The detail is just amazing. I’ve seen this done with ice but this was my first time seeing snow done up like this











Now the Main reason why you’re all here. BTB Sunglasses giveaway.  I’m gonna make this real simple. I got these sunglasses to review some time back and I’ve been procrastinating a review because I like them so much. But with every review requires that I do a little bit of homework.

This is a class company that really puts their name behind their product. So much so that they’ve also put their reputation on the line releasing a video like the one below. I won’t explain just watch.

That’s right bullet proof glasses. The glasses that I was able to review and will be giving away are the BTB 810’s Sport Optic Micro-fiber glass with pouch included. These things rock and I’m not one to wear sunglasses. One because I have bad eyes to begin with but mainly I have a lager face/head and I just can’t find a good pair that fit me well. I had no issues with these as they’re made for a larger frame face. The other added bonus was they don’t fog up either.

I may just have to get in touch with them about script sunglasses and I’d be all set.  I highly recommend these glasses and would love for you to check out their site.

If you’d like a chance to win the below pair, here is all you have to do. Leave a comment below telling me why you would like the pair of glasses and Friday night the 3rd of February I will have my wife Amy pick the best response and ship you out the pair.  Good Luck.






DISCLOSURE: BTB provided their product for review at no cost to me. As always, all opinions are honest, and strictly my own. For full Disclosure policy, click here.

Activia Selects Review/Giveaway

So I’ll be honest, I’m not a real big fan of yogurt.  Mainly because I don’t like the texture and the flavors are not my cup of tea.  (I really don’t even like a cup of tea)  But I gave it a go and decided to try them.

I first need to say that when thinking about Activia an instant image comes to my head of when I believe SNL did a skit about it imitating Jamie Lee Curtis and how she well um just watch.  The fact is that if your filling your body with good probioticis then this issue shouldn’t happen at all.  The body will naturally adjust.  I can’t say this happed after just two servings of Activia Selects but after a true course of time I do believe it will make you regular.

Ok now on to the yogurts.  They tasted pretty good and like I said I’m not a big fan.  I guess what I’m trying to say is that if I liked them and you’re a yogurt lover/fan then you’ll definitely enjoy them and I would recommend you give them a try.  I’m leaning more towards the French then the Greek one.  Like I said that may be my texture thing kicking in.

So what that being said as I was provided these products free of charge for a review I would defiantly recommend them although I would not buy them for myself.



1. Tweet this message about the giveaway

“Win an Activia Selects tote and lunchbox from @TooBIG from  5 Lucky Winners! Enter here:”

2. For a second entry, Please subscribe to my YouTube channel (optional but does give you more chances)

3. Come back and comment on this post telling me what’s your favorite yogurt

Make sure to comment below as this will be your true entry.

At the end of the day on Friday I will use and 5 lucky winners will be announced Sat Morning Sept 3rd.

Disclaimer: Activia sent me yogurt to review free of charge. I was not paid to write this post. All opinions are my own.

Ready to get my colon cleansed, I mean eat some Activia Yogurt

Disclaimer:  Activia Selects French & Greek Yogurts may not cleanse the colon, but they will get you on the right track with your digestive tract

All Jokes aside

So I have been approached to do a review/giveaway of Activia Selects.  A French and a Greek.  But that’s not all I also have coupons to share for FREE YOGURT.  But it gets even better.  When I post my review here in a few days I also will be giving away 5 free Activia Gift Bags.  So stay tuned and in the meantime, please click on product below and pick up your free coupon.


disclosure as always: I received samples of these products in order to try them out and share my thoughts on them. All opinions are my own.

The Get it Poppin’ Popchips Review / Giveaway


If you have never had them then you’re missing out.  One of the sponsors of Fitbloggin, the conference I went to the middle of May had sent me a big variety box of Popchips to check out and review.  I have to admit I already knew about the company and their product before fitbloggin but fell even more in love with the chips after I was exposed to just how many flavors they actually have.  (see graphic below)



All small bags of chips are about 100 calories per serving (1 bag) so you don’t have to feel guilty if you finish the bag.  My personal favorite is the Sea Salt & Vinegar Chips.


Usually in a review that I do I will also give some cons as well but to be honest I haven’t been able to come up with one about their product.  The Chips are a healthy snack as they are not fried or baked.  They’re Popped.


Here’s how they explain it


Think Popped! Never Fried.  Never Baked.


“Popping is a way of making our all-natural chips. We start with wholesome potatoes, add a little heat and pressure, along with a little snack magic. And pop! It’s a chip.”


Plus this post gets even better because the fine folks at Popchips are allowing me to giveaway to one of my lucky reader their very own case of popchips.  (one month supply) Please see the what you have to do to enter.


Follow them and myself on Twitter @TooBIG @popchips and tweet the following


Hey @popchips just read the review on the @toobig blog.  #getitpoppin


or like them on facebook and post the following to their page 


Just read the review on Hoping to win a case of popchips


and lastly….(This must be done for entry to count)


just come back and comment on this post telling me why you would like to try them.


I’ll verify all info and one lucky winner will win a free case of popchips (U.S. residents only)  The giveaway will end on July 4th win a winner being announced on July 5th


Good Luck Everyone


DISCLOSURE: Popchips provided their product for review at no cost to me. As always, all opinions are honest, and strictly my own. For full Disclosure policy, click here.

Fitbloggin’11 Emotional Life Changing Event

I want to first start off by thanking Roni for the opportunity to be at fitbloggin, if it wasn’t for her wanting to help 5 individuals with the ticket giveaway contest then I wouldn’t have been there.

The conference for me was much more than a swag bag full of goodies and coupons to feed my family for a week….lol  The conference for me was in no means a vacation either.  Fitbloggin honestly changed my life.  To me it was about connections.  It was about meeting the people that you deeply care about because you read their lives on a daily basis through Twitter or Blog/Website and in return give it right back.

I think I need to explain this a different way.  Ok follow along if you can get past my crappy grammar and spelling….lol

For those of you scared of coming to Fitbloggin’ because of the name you’re completely wrong. The name has no reflection as to how strong this has changed my life.

To me the Conference was emotional.  There’s not many of my friends and family that can really connect with me or relate to me like the individuals at fitbloggin.  It’s once place in my whole life that I have gone to where people truly know what I’m going through. They get it with out having to give any explanation.

This honestly changed my life and was absolutely 100% what I needed in my journey at the time.  (if that makes any sense)

I was emotionally drained because for once in my life I felt ok with who I really was at that moment knowing that all these people know were I’m going to get to.  We all know it’s not easy.

I will never forget my first Fitbloggin’  and I will never forget the amazing people that I have built friendships with by being able to attend.




Thank you All.

Kid Rock Concert

I’ll start by saying that I have seen Kid Rock perform I think 15-20 times in the past 10 years. So when I try to review a concert of his it’s hard for me to say well this one was better than the others. I’ll also say that My favorite concert was in Toledo, OH. The place looked like Farmers market downtown royal oak. Just a slap of cement and a roof over it. The back stage was separated by a curtain and I can remember his trademark middle finger stage prop in the background.

But last night was a little different, the atmosphere of was great the fans were all into it. For Gods sake there was even a Rainbow.

I have never been to a concert at Comerica park and when we purchased these tickets looks at the seating graph I was thinking it wasn’t going to be that great. I was totally wrong.

The stage setup was nice, a lot of pyrotechnics and Kid really knows how to work a crowd.

It was a great time. I won’t say it was my favs, but high up there on the list.

For those of you going tonight your in for a special treat…..enjoy.