Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bad Form: Why Your Core Workout Isn't Working Out

In Why ab workouts are a waste of time personal trainer Steve Steinberg gets it right about how the only way to achieve abdominal definition is to reduce the fat around your belly. And because spot reduction is a myth, the way to do this is primarily improving your diet and increasing muscle mass (which burns calories throughout the day), and only secondarily with cardiovascular exercise. So if what you're looking for is definition, you never have to work your abs again.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Bungalow Vacation

A typical day at the bungalow is sleeping late, going for a run around the lake with the kids, going out on one of the boats (we have a row boat, a pedal boat, a canoe, and multiple kayaks), going for a swim in the lake if it is warm enough, playing games (either throwing a ball around, or on the tennis court, or board or card games on the porch), reading stories, and hanging out late on the porch or under the stars. All this is interspersed with lots of good meals. I took two weeks off at the end of August so I had a lot of time at the bungalow.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Action Park

We went to Action Park for Eason's birthday. Our favorite ride was High Anxiety and we went on it a bunch of times. The most exciting part for me was when Eason jumped off the cliff (on his second try). He had to get his feet wet on the shorter cliff first, then he went back and jumped off the higher cliff.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Renaissance Faire 2014

We took a trip to the Renaissance Faire. It's hard to believe it has been five years since we've been there.We watched Robin Hood battle the sheriff and steal the heart of Maid Marian. Eason threw axes, Andrea was knighted by the queen, we all took the strong man test and enjoyed many the sights and activities.

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Tubing On Lake Mohawk

One of the highlights of our summer is always getting together with the Maldonado family. Among other things we went tubing (Eason fell off the tube) and Luis showed Eason how to drive the boat.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

43rd Birthday

I turned 43 and my Wednesday birthday was fairly uneventful, though my family did make me a special breakfast and my friends made me a cake.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Father's Day At The Beach

For Father's Day my family made me the best challah french toast I ever had. My kids gave me a great t-shirt with the two of them, and it says Kamanders Assemble, which is what I say when I want them to gather together. Then we drove out to the beach for the day. Afterwards we grabbed some seafood for dinner and the kids took a ride on the carousel. It was a great day. Still my favorite holiday.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Croton Point Park

We spent the day at Croton Point Park with our friends. We had a picnic and played Frisbee, and catch with the baseball and football, and soccer.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Back At The Bungalow

We went up to the bungalow for the first time of the year. Besides unpacking and setting everything up, we did all the usual things like kayaking and running around the lake and of course we ate a lot.

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day Cruise To A Grand Island

We woke up bright and early for the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day. Andrea and I made gluten free pancakes while Eason went to the store to get Aviva's special coffee. We couldn't find any gluten free pancake mix so we made from scratch.

After breakfast we took a cruise to a luxurious island for some gourmet cuisine.

(Much more below, including pictures and video.)

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