Health / Fitness Articles

30 Days a Vegetarian

Never thought I would utter the words “giving up meat” and “for religious reasons” separately let alone together in the same sentence. Yes, I did give up meat for a bit, for the majority of the Lent this year. Nearly made it all the way to the end, roughly 40 […]

Leveling up My Home Office - Autonomous SmartDesk 2 - Home Edition Review

I’m pretty terrible about setting up my office. I’m even worse at spending a few bucks on nice(r) things for said office. Because of that, I’m still running hardware from the 2011/2012 and my current home office spent a year without anything on the walls. Oh, and my desk is […]

Six months with the 7 Minute Workout

January 1st, 2018, hung over from New Year’s Eve, I started doing the 7 Minute Workout. For those unfamiliar, the 7 Minute Workout is a series of 13 exercises that are done for 30 seconds each with a 10 second break in between. I’m still unsure where the name “7 […]

7 Minute Workout Review

Part of my 2018 goals this year is to do at least 1,000 reps of body weight exercises per month. Being too lazy to do the research on what kind of exercises I should be doing and on which days, I did what any red-blooded American would do… I DOWNLOADED […]

June Challenge: Improve Posture

Last year I took the month of June to immerse myself in Jazz music in an attempt to find some appreciation for it. I still think jazz sucks but Jazz June has turned into a mid-year opportunity for me to challenge myself. This year, I’ve decided that I should go […]

I survived the 30 day plank challenge

November’s a pretty hard month for me emotionally, so I figured, may as well put my body through a little hell too! On November 1st, 2016 my daughter and I set out on a 30 day planking challenge. The challenge starts at 20 seconds on day 1 and you work […]

A day without food

This past weekend I set out to do a water fast. The plan was to go from Friday evening to Sunday evening. A full 48 hours. Why? No real health reasons, and definitely not to see if I could lose weight. Really just wanted to see if I could. Thing […]

My standing desk made me lazy

You may remember my previous post about my switching to a standing desk. I absolutely loved it. I felt inspired with the new perspective and genuinely felt better. It took a few weeks to get used to the new setup. Most of the initial hurdle was tired legs from years […]

Ikea Expedit standing desk

I wholeheartedly decided that I would convert my existing Ikea Expedit sitting desk and bookshelf combo to a “hipster developer” standing desk. Part of the decision was because of my buddy Mike. He was telling me about how using a standing desk had dramatically improved his posture and in the […]

The dirtiest thing you wear

Not only is it the dirtiest thing you wear, it’s quite possibly the dirtiest thing you own and it’s fucking disgusting. What is it, you ask? It’s your belt, your dirty disgusting belt. Why is your belt so disgusting? Because it’s something that you don’t launder. Not only do I […]

Why I always wear a helmet

When I first starting biking as my primary mode of transportation to my office I felt like I was wearing a helmet mainly because I hadn’t rode a bike in something like 15 years. It’s true what they say, you never forget how to ride a bike (barring a debilitating […]

Quitting Caffeine

Caffeine, the performance enhancing drug of choice of programmers, gamers and just about everyone else in America and abroad. I used to worship the molecule just like the next coder, and why not? Code longer, focus better and hell, it’s cheaper than most party favors! Hi, I’m Josh and up […]