a new beginning...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

It's a boy!

Hey F.A.T. Nation...yes, it's true - my wife & I have been blessed with a baby boy. Matthew (pictured above) was born on 8/11. So my family is now complete - 2 daughters and a son. Still surreal at times but he's here, he's live & in the flesh and he's awesome!

I see that things are quiet around the blogs. I've been spending some time over on the T-Nation website reading weight lifting articles. I'm trying to get a better understanding of the "why". Hell, I've got a shelf full of books and workout routines already. The problem is still the 6 inches between my ears. A bit hard core in some respects but a strong dose of reality that is not sugar coated. The authors tell it like it is. I especially like Chris Shuggart. Here's the link if you are so inclined: http://www.tmuscle.com/. You have been warned.

I've been up and down with my weight. Still hovering around 200. I recently set some new goals and have hit the gym 3 days straight. A big accomplishment since I'm not getting as much sleep as I need with the baby. The holidays are around the corner boys and girls. Statistics show an average weight gain of 10 lbs. between Halloween and New Years. Let's be prepared shall we?

Remember that an average plan executed with consistency and passion will exceed the perfect plan every time.

Hope all is well in your respective neck of the woods.
With gratitude -


Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Kudos on the addition to your family. Here's hoping you get some much-needed shut-eye in the not-too-distant future.

Ripx180 said...


Thanks for stopping by the blog. Congrats on the arrival of your son. You are right on in saying I still have a ways to go. I need to shift gears and refocus again. Like the ocean my drive ebbs and flows. Definitely need to get back at it. Enjoy that new little guy and don't forget your health is a top priority.

Keeven said...

Congrats on your new born baby boy! My regards from all the way from Malaysia. Take care!

Carrie said...

Congrats on the baby boy! Good to see you on the blog circuit again.

kyle said...

Hey Gene,
It's good to see that you're still plugging away. I've noticed plenty of the F.A.T. people are still blogging. CONGRATULATIONS on your new addition. My wife and I are actually hoping for the same thing. We have two girls now and find out what our third is going to be in a few weeks. The family will be complete either way, but a baby boy is what we're hoping for. Take care!!