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What is the Bear Crawl?

  The Bear Crawl is a move that I love, and in this video I show you how to perform this functional exercise.   Benefits of the Bear Crawl include: It builds core strength. It increases mobility. It is a functional, and versatile exercise. It improves coordination. ...

Three Things To Live By

I was told this quote when I was younger and it is something that has stuck with me since the day I heard it.  Three things that I always try to live by:  1) Start where you are.  2) Use what you have.  3) Do what you can.   Start where you are:  We all come from...

Travel Tips For Diabetics

One of my favorite things in the world has got to be traveling.  Vacations are necessary in life.  There is nothing better than putting in nonstop hard work, followed up by stepping away from our everyday stresses and enjoying a nice little vacation.  I am all for a...

Diabetes Strength Workout Plans, what are they all about?

I have been spending a lot of time training numerous clients from all experience levels.  From Type 1 diabetics, Type 2 diabetics, people from all age groups, first time exercisers/ beginners, intermediate, advanced, weight loss goals, mass gain goals, high school...

Boxing for Type 1 Diabetes

Brawl for a Cause 2018 is a charity boxing event that takes place once a year, and this year it took place on the field of Mercedes Benz Stadium. The event consists of 30 first time brawlers, each one standing up and fighting for a cause close to their heart.  I heard...

Highest Bridge Bungee In The World. Diabetes Can’t Stop Us.

We bungee jumped the highest bridge bungee in the world in South Africa!  It was an experience that I will never forget, and I hope that this post inspires you to try something new and step out and face your fears.   My wife Audrey and I were on our honeymoon in South...

My friend saved my life… Make people aware of your diabetes.

I am sure you already know this but I want to reiterate the significance of telling people about your diabetes. I was diagnosed at 12 years old, and I spent the first few years keeping my diabetes a secret. I was afraid, embarrassed, and didn't want to be judged.....

Crazy what this little bottle does

As I'm sitting back and reflecting, looking at this little tiny bottle of insulin..... It blows my mind how what's inside this little insulin bottle is what keeps me breathing day after day.  This little freaking bottle, what would we do without it?? -Nothing, because...

San Francisco Diabetes Style

We are never going to let Diabetes stop us!  Next stop, San Francisco.  The land of the Golden Gate Bridge was calling our name so we decided to take a flight out there and see what this place was all about.  It is an incredible city with so many things to see and do....

South Africa is My Favorite Place in the World

Our trip to South Africa was by far my most favorite trip I have ever taken. South Africa has so much to offer from beautiful beaches, mountain views, and mind blowing wildlife. While it was the adventure of a life time, there was also many challenges I faced flying...

Iceland Day 1: Travel day and welcome to Reykjavik

If you have ever debated going to Iceland, I am going to be the first person to tell you to take the trip. It is a country full of waterfalls, hot springs, and glaciers. We booked this trip not really knowing what to expect, it was November and the start of winter in...

Iceland Day 3: Chasing Waterfalls around the Golden Circle

We woke up and chowed down on breakfast. I went with the famous Iceland yogurt, Skyr, which I will elaborate more on later. It’s always important to scout out foods when you are in unfamiliar territories to see what your healthier options are. This yogurt was great as...

Iceland Day 4: Black Sand Beach

We slept in on day 4 and woke up to quite the sunrise from our hotel in Vik. The village of Vik, Iceland is the southernmost village in Iceland and is located on the main Ring Road around the island.  This village is a main stopping point for travelers and we were...

Iceland Day 5: Hiking canyons and waterfalls

Day 5 was one heck of a day, full of a few different hikes, and some blood sugar management being extremely active in the cold. We got an early start to the day on a mission to visit a few sightseeing spots.  We started at Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon.  We quickly learned...

Iceland Day 6: We found the Northern Lights!

Day 6 was filled with highlights, and number one being we finally found the Northern Lights (I will get to this later in this post). We kickstarted today by eating a nice little breakfast at our hotel, Hali Country.  They had quite the spread at breakfast loaded with...

Iceland Day 7: The Hidden Gem

Day 7 was our last full day in Iceland.  We got up early, and made a quick stop at the Jokulsarlon Lagoon to see it one last time.  Then, we hit the road en route to Reykjavik.  We didn't have much on our itinerary today, we just wanted to soak up the scenic drive as...

Iceland Day 8: Blue Lagoon and Farewell

It is our final day in Iceland, and what is a trip to Iceland without a visit to the world famous Blue Lagoon.  We had seen pictures all over social media before our trip to Iceland of this lagoon, so we had to spend our last few hours in Iceland to see what it was...