Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Armpocket Armband

Since its getting close to the most wonderful time of the year, I figured I would toss this one out there as a must have if you exercise with your phone.  I use an Armpocket Xtreme i-30 (there are other models).  I had to use this one due to the size of my phone (Android Galaxy Nexus).  There are 3 armband sizes small/med/large and an assortment of colors to choose from.  While this is a somewhat bulky armband, once your moving you hardly notice your wearing it.  Other than your phone, there is a small area to hold keys, slots for credit cards/id, or anything else that is about the size of your phone.  The back of the armband has memory foam which will fit snug to anyone's arm shape and tbh it works a treat.  I know there are other options out there, but since I always have my phone and sometimes jog at the local high school track this suits me perfect.  I want to say I've used mine for about 6 months now with 0 issues.  I don't think you will be disappointed if you buy anything from  If you hunt around they sometimes have free shipping coupon code.

Here is a pic of the inside.  My Nexus would fit right up in the top half with the strap plus plenty of room for other goodies behind it.

Friday, December 7, 2012

1 month - No Exercise

I didn't really plan this but it just happened.  Hurricane Sandy handed me a week of high winds and cold weather.  I figured a week off was due since I've been hard at it since June.  1 week lead into 2 with the cold weather.  I attempted to jog once when it was in the 40's which was fine was running but holy hell it got cold fast on my cool down.  I ran a 5K that weekend but other then those 2 days, that was it.  After 2 weeks of basically no exercise, I figured lets wait this out for a few more weeks.  I wanted to see if the exercise was the key in my weight loss/maintenance or the amount of calories I was eating.

I am happy to report, 4 weeks later, my weight basically remained the same.  TBH I was very pleased with the results.  It showed me that I can live this lifestyle without exercise and not balloon back to 300+ lbs.  So what does this tell me?  I can miss a day or 2 of exercise without huge repercussions.  It also shows that just diet alone you can still succeed in your weight loss (which I did in my first diet before my wedding).  I don't recommend that route (I can't wait for it to get warmer to get back out there) but missing a day isn't the end of the world.