Welcome to “Serenity Sunday”

20 05 2012

Yes, for the first time this week, I’m not ending a headline with an exclamation…

I, for one, had a long-ass week.  Between the gym, the office and this blog, I can only think of one image on a Sunday:

So, in honor of Mr. Frank Costanza, I declare Sundays “Serenity Sunday” here at NerdyGymRat.com.  On these days,  I’m going to get more personal with you guys and my progress with my fitness goals.  One thing I’m debating, as I type, is what my next challenge is going to be.  On one hand, I had a blast doing the “Men’s Fitness” shoot.  It definitely got me thinking about the idea of fitness modeling.  On the other, I want to win an intense obstacle course competition a-la Tough Mudder or the Warrior Dash.  One that I’m considering is the “Men’s Fitness” Ultimate Athlete competition in September.  I’ll make a pros & cons list later.

Another thing I want to do on “Serenity Sunday” is give a recap of what’s been posted during the week.  I understand the way this thing is layed out makes it laborious for new GymGeeks to play catch-up.  Only the highlights; no filler!

So I’ll leave you guys today with a question; how do you spend your “Serenity Sundays?”  Do you cook for the week, or are you more about laying by the pool?  Whatever it is, I hope it helps you recharge your mental batteries because, come tomorrow, “Motivation Monday” is BACK!


Welcome To “Fun Sh*t Fridays!”

18 05 2012

(Note: Thanks to Twitter, I can’t use this as a hashtag so there it’s #FunStuffFridays…but you all know you wanna say shit!)

Congratulations on making it through three weeks of “The Nerdy Gym Rat!”  For those of you who are new to the site/blog, welcome and get ready for a crazy ride…

Today is meant as a break from the non-stop fitness and health posts I put up five/six days a week (with multiple posts every freakin’ day).  It gives you, the reader/follower/fan a chance to see the inner geek, as you can see from the meme above.

If you’ve been on the Facebook fan page, you’ll notice I put up some links about technology and sports, with the most recent being Usain Bolt’s branded headphones (which I believe I compared to crappy “Beats by Dre,”  which I can say with confidence as an audio engineer by day).  I’ll share a few here as well and give my take on each.

Also, if time permits, I do have an interview ready to go with a professional in the health & fitness industry.  This is something I’d like to do on a weekly basis, as long as people are interested in doing it.  This week,  we have Dylan Farr, founder of the California-based “Fysiologik” studio.  Look for my chat with him to be up this evening (before you get to happy hour, of course).

Aside from that…you’ve all been very awesome in following me, whether it’s here, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.  I’m hoping with the all-mighty Zuck’s (Mark Zuckerberg) recent acquisition of Instagram, there will be an easier way of getting you guys over there to check out some pictures I take, both in the gym and in the recording studio.

Hope everyone enjoys “Fun Shit Friday!”  If you’d like to see something on these days, I’m totally open to suggestions.  Again: BETA TESTING IS AN AMAZING THING.  With your help, this site can do great things.  We’re all in this together!

– Jonathan 




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