19 responses

  1. secured loans
    May 2, 2012

    I usually jog a couple miles 3 or 4 times a week. Should I do this before or after lifting?

    Do I need to warm up or stretch before I start lifting? Is it better to do many reps with low weights or a few reps with heavy weights? Thanks

  2. Barbara Friedberg
    April 30, 2012

    The underlying theme is discipline. It is required for financial and personal success. Congrats on the competition, sounds fun!

    • YFS
      April 30, 2012

      I couldn't agree more.. Once you have discipline. Health and Wealth come easy.. or with time :-)

  3. Nunzio Bruno
    April 29, 2012

    Great post again! My brother is into fitness competitions so in our house I know all about what it takes to stay fit. I'm trying to convince him that it takes just as much discipline to really get a handle on his finances too.

    • YFS
      April 30, 2012

      I think it's easier to be financially fit, people just don't realize it. If your bother is in fitness competitions, he definitely has some serious discipline to pull that off. He has to eat right, sleep right, drink right, pose right.. It's like a darn job to be in a fitness competition.

  4. Joe @ Retire By 40
    April 26, 2012

    Great job! I'm impressed with the 23 pull ups after the work out. Why did you decide to do 2 bench press challenges? Seems like a dead lift or squat challenge would be better in the middle.

    I need to improve on my pull ups. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • YFS
      April 26, 2012

      This was their challenge, so I went along with it. Heck, if it was up to me we would have had a mile time trial in there too :-)

  5. Jefferson
    April 26, 2012

    now you're just showing off :)

    but i do appreciate it.. it makes me feel motivated to get off my lazy but and start running again. i'm doing great on the debt repayment thing.. but the "getting it" goals?.. not so much.

    • YFS
      April 26, 2012

      Hahah.. I really am not showing off. I had no clue I was as strong as I was, but I'm motivated more than ever now to get stronger. Kinda cool, since I'm not a gym rat and just have a few dumbells around the house. Keep up the good work on the debt repayment. One day at a time!

  6. Jai Catalano
    April 25, 2012

    Yes get off your asssssss… That's what I did and added a blog to it to add accountability. Good stuff.

    • YFS
      April 25, 2012

      The accountability is working.. your before an after pictures are night and day!

  7. Brent Pittman
    April 25, 2012

    Success in one area breeds success in others. Bravo. I'm training to do a muscle-up on bar and rings by the end of the summer. Dang hard!

    • YFS
      April 25, 2012

      Woah.. a muscle up is serious business. Great goal! Hmm.. I might want to improve my goals a bit.

  8. John | Married (with
    April 25, 2012

    I just got a chin/pullup bar for my house so I'm trying to go from weak to…something stronger.

    Cool video and challenge!

    • YFS
      April 25, 2012

      Chinup/pullups are definitely great exercises! I use them weekly to improve my strength.

  9. Shawanda @ You Have
    April 25, 2012

    I'm so glad you wrote about this (and included video footage). Like you indicated, the same traits that make you successful with managing your money will make you successful at managing your health.

    The best tip I can give for saving money on clothes is to maintain your weight. If I gain weight to the point my clothes are too tight, I don't reward myself with new clothes. Suffering in uncomfortable jeans is my punishment and incentive for getting in shape.

    People often wonder why I set goals to lose 8 or 10 pounds. Doesn't seem like much. It makes perfect sense to me. Gotta keep things, i.e., my thighs, from getting out of hand.

    • YFS
      April 25, 2012

      I like the suffer from uncomfortable jeans method. I had a clothes moment but in a good way I guess.. I gained a lot of muscle over the last few months (shoulders/biceps/triceps). I thought my clothes were shrinking in the wash. lol

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