I was originally born in Missouri, but traveled around most of my childhood. My mom finally got tired of moving while we were in Dallas, Texas and I have been here ever since. After high school I started college at the University of North Texas (UNT) and started working in the computer field. I currently work for JCPenney as a front end software engineer for their e-commerce website. Before this I worked for AT&T about 12 years and started with them in 1999 (when they were Southwestern Bell). I have many passions and I really love photography. Besides photography I also love sports. I not only like to watch it, but I also love to play. Currently my friends and I play indoor soccer and flag football.

Initial Thoughts on the Paleo Diet

Lately I’ve been hearing a lot about the Paleo Diet. It is a diet that has been around a long time, but seems to have picked up a lot of steam this past year. Since I have been wanting to learn more about nutrition I thought I would look into it. It turns out this diet almost matches how I have been eating for years. My diet is really high in meats and low in pretty much anything else. The Paleo Diet encourages high protein and fat amounts while taking in very little carbs. It also encourages eating more natural foods …

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2015 New Year’s Resolutions

Another year is coming to an end and it is the time we all think of the changes we want to make in our lives. Some things are consistent from year to year, but others are new. So here are my resolutions for 2015. Feel free to share yours as well. 1. Make my photography a priority I want to keep on my photography more. It is a passion of mine, but I never spend enough time doing it. There are so many projects I want to do but something always comes up and I can never do as much …

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What Having a Degree Means

Growing up and throughout high school you hear about how important a college degree is. People ask you what college you want to go to and what your major will be. I too believed this. I had an interest in computers and figured I would get my computer science degree. Luckily for me, I had good grades and high enough scores that I had a variety of options for what college to go to. Unfortunately I was someone who procrastinated. I ended up going to the University of North Texas, a local college. They actually had a pretty good computer science …

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My Fitness Journey with Insanity by Beachbody: Week 1

Just finished week 1 of the Insanity workouts by Beachbody. It is definitely a very challenging workout routine. It was a struggle at times but I feel that the results will definitely be worth it. Initial Thoughts Since I am out of shape, I figured it would be hard for me to really complete the Insanity workouts and I was initially afraid that I wouldn’t get a good workout. I was completely wrong. Although the workouts are intense and Shaun T pushes you to your limits, there are plenty of reminders to go at your own pace. Shaun T also …

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Meal Replacement Shakes: Shakeology vs Herbalife

Recently I crossed paths with someone who was a user and distributor of Herbalife. They talked about the success they had with the product, which was great. Unfortunately it didn’t stop there. They wanted to talk about how great Herbalife was and how Shakeology didn’t really work. They claimed that people could not change anything about their lifestyle and eating habits but still see results if they added Herbalife shakes. I find this completely hilarious because if someone eats the same bad 3 meals and just added Herbalife, there is no way they would see results. Adding in extra calories without …

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Starting Insanity Workouts

So my girlfriend, Anna and I finally started the Insanity Workouts by Beachbody. It isn’t exactly fair because Anna has been instructing an insanity class at Turbo Fitness and Nutrition in Carrollton, TX. It’s ok. It just means that I will have try to hard and catch up with her. As you can see from the pics I need a lot of work in my mid section as well as getting some definition all over. These pics are hard to look at but hopefully will be a great motivator to get my butt in gear and do great with the Insanity …

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