Shenanigans (blog)

Diet

Given all of my caloric expenditure, my dietary needs are well above most people, even body builders.  Lately, while living in Vegas, I have taken time off from basketball to let a few nagging injuries recover while trying to gain weight.  Since I don't have all that cardio that comes from playing ball, I have been trying my best to eat as healthy as possible.  Outside of a few cheat meals bc of convenience, almost all of my diet comes from: Almonds, oatmeal, bananas, strawberries, mangoes, blueberries, greek yogurt, tuna fish, brown rice, sweet potatoes, baking potatoes, skinless chicken...

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Training

First and foremost, I have never made a claim to be a specialist in anything to do with training, working out, dieting, etc... I have tried just about every type of diet, workout and supplement out there, and this is what I have found to work for me.  My dietary and fitness needs and goals are very different than most peoples', but since people have requested it, here it is.  For the record, I do have my certification as a personal trainer and have been a fitness and basketball coach as well as a PT overseas as well as in America.   Diet: Given all of my caloric expenditure, my dietary...

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Article in Australia

A Direct Link to the G.D.P.'s page   To pursue and fulfill a lifelong dream is something few people get to experience. For some, dreams can come true easily, for others, such as myself, they require hard work, dedication and sacrificing everything and everyone. From the beginning of my basketball career, I have been fortunate to be in the company of the best in Georgia. I was coached at Berkmar by David Boyd, and played with guys like Tony Akins, Wayne Arnold, Adrien Borders and all three Witherspoons. I played on Team Georgia, coached by Al Outlaw. I earned a basketball scholarship...

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Loss

With all of the recent discussion about the loss of loved ones and appreciating what and who you have, it's really gotten to me and made me sit down and reflect about the general idea of loss.  Not sure if it's a good thing that I have never truly lost someone close to me to death, or if it's a sad thing I haven't had enough people in my life that mattered to have actually lost one. Obviously at my age, I have lost 3 of my grandparents; both paternal and my maternal grandfather.  I never met my paternal grandmother and have only a handful of memories of my grandfather, most of which weren't...

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What would you do…?

A friend recently shared this with me, and I have to be honest, I listened to it probably 5 or 6 times, trying to decide on what my answer would really be.  Take a listen before you continue reading...     Now, with all that being said, I think it's important to clarify the difference between money being no object and being able to do what you want at no real monetary cost.  With receiving a large sum of finances, either thru inheritance or winning the lottery, there is almost a social obligation to give that money to the community.  To tithe,  help the world, and all of those...

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