Work It – Digital Scale & Body Analyzer!

If you have read one of my previous articles, Why You Should Keep a Fitness Journal, you know that I would have loved to purchase a Body Analyzer Scale.

I have been looking forward at this purchase from months now and I decide a few weeks ago to go ahead and get one. My choice went on The Vanity Planet Work It Digital Scale & Body Analyzer. It uses BIA (Bio Impedance Analysis) technology which passes an undetectable electrical current through the body to measure your vital body composition statistics. While you stand on the stainless steel pads, Work It not only calculates your weight, but also your body fat percentage, total body water percentage, bone mass, and muscle mass. By monitoring your body’s stats on a regular basis, you can indicate opportunities for growth, and make the changes you need to your lifestyle, workout or daily routine.

Body Fat % – too little or too much body fat can negatively impact your health.

Muscle Mass – loss of muscle can decrease joint flexibility and strength as we age. Tracking muscle mass helps to ensure that weight loss is actually fat and not healthy muscle.

Bone Density – Our bones naturally weaken as we age. Drastic weight fluctuations, as can happen with a crash or yo-yo dieting, may also negatively affect bone density.

Water Weight – Water makes up more than half of our body weight, and ensures that our cells are functioning properly. Maintaining a healthy water weight ensures that you’re losing fat while staying hydrated and healthy.

You can have up to 8 users so one scale will be good for the entire family and you can choose 4 different settings Man / Athlete Man / Woman / Athlete Woman, the athlete setting is recommended for a person having 12 hours or more a week of workout. Here is my first point, I have read in various comments that the scale is quite precise. I have used at first the Athlete Man setting and found out that for me was quite erroneous so I have changed around in Man setting and is much more close to the reality or at least this what I think. In the near future I will make a DEXA Scan so I will be able to compare the values and give a precise judge on the values.

If you are wondering about the price, I have paid 49,99$ plus tax and shipping cost for a total of approximately 64$ some website shows the cost of the scale at 124$ which is just too much for this scale but 49,99$ is definitely a better deal.

The scale comes without batteries, so be prepared with 4 x AAA batteries, however be aware that for some reason the Duracell Batteries don’t work with the scale in fact I had to contact the customer care to get this information and purchase new batteries, I would have been pleased if this information would have been written somewhere when I receive the scale so I would have saved few $$.

Overall I am really happy with this purchase, although I cannot confirm yet the precision of the scale is always good to track your progress.

Do you have any digital scale & body analyzer? Would you love to have one? What do you think on my purchase? Let me know in the comment…

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Source: Vanity Planet Website

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Friday Future Blogger – Surprise!

When I woke up this morning I had a wonderful surprise.

You all need to know that in the morning I have not even yet opened completely my eyes than I am already looking at my iPhone notifications received overnight. Well, one of my Instagram notification took immediately my attention.

msarora the blogger behind Journey of life Continues, has featured my blog on her blog – Thank you so much msarora. Go to check out her blog for the full post.

I cannot hide the fact that it was unexpected and I guess this made it more special. I am pleased that somehow my message is getting out there and that you guys appreciate all of this, thanks for the support, thanks for reading my blog, thanks for the comments and to give the suggestions for improvement, every little peace means a lot to me, even when you only press that star.

Now I got a new challenge ahead of me and that is YouTube with a language that is not completely mine but all of this I am sure will help me also in this to grow my English and my vocabulary as this blog is doing to me.

I love you all!

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Jacked Pack Subscription Box Review February 2018

Hi guys and welcome to my second-month subscription box.

If you have read my previous post I’ve never really been a fan of subscription box but so far I am enjoying the Jacked Pack.

So let’s see what I got for March, shall we?

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  • As you can see from the image I couldn’t really resist to the Quest Protein Cookie so I went ahead and I immediately enjoyed  it. I have to say that I was expecting a bigger cookie, however, I cannot really complain either. Total Calories are 250 and 150 are coming from fat which I think are pretty high I also believe is not a good choice if you are on a cutting diet but if you are bulking, I am sure you can fit one of those in your day and enjoy as I did.
  • This time around I only receive one serving of protein but the brand is ANIMAL and flavor is Vanilla which I don’t have at home and for sure will be good for a smoothie or a protein pancakes.

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  • TOPBIT is 100% Plant-Based – 8g of Protein – Omega 3-6-9 Essential Amino Acids and Antioxidants. I have also received a promo coupon with free shipping and 20% off my order in case I would like to purchase more.

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  • Hyde NitroX is a pre-workout formulated to promote pumps, vascularity, strength, mental focus, sustained energy, and motivation. I also got a coupon for a 50% off if I decide to buy the entire jar and this will bring down the price to 30$ for 30 Servings. I never had the PIXIE DUST Flavor before so I am very curious to try. The other available flavors are Lollipop Punch, Blue Razz Popsicle, What-O-Melon, Sour Green Apple, Peachy Oh!, Red Fish Candy, Orange Slices, Cotton Candy, and Cherry Popsicle. Honestly, a quite good selection and I am already thinking to take a jar.

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  • Outlift Amped promotes intense workout energy & power. The ingredient in this pre-workout formula is promising with 8g of Citrulline Malate so I will be very happy to give it a try.
  • Impetus Pre Workout promotes Training Intensity, Alertness & Focus, Muscle Endurance and Better Pump, I got two servings Asian Pear flavor the other flavor would be Super Berry.

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  • 360 Pre Workout Activator, gives you a good energy and seems like to have a great taste however I haven’t read much of good reviews on this one so once I try I can give my honest opinion as well, so let me know in the comment if you want me to update this article after my try.

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  • Skald Oxydynamic Fat Scorcher is a Fat-Burner Supplement, I been reading some good and bad review on this product. The label says appetite control and apparently to some athlete worked and some other not. At one think I can definitely agree is the Intense Energy that this product can give having read the label.

In conclusion, I would say that I like to have a Pre-Workout Supplement rather than take a Fat-Burner since overall the Pre-Workout will help you to shred fat as well but also give that extra boost.

I did really like this month selection and I am excited to try all the samples I got. At first look I would like to maybe purchase either the Hyde NitroX Pre-Workout or the Outlift Amped, I will have a final thought once I will test them.

I hope you guys enjoyed this review, as usual, leave a comment below if you feel like and thanks for reading and support this blog.

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Project Genius of A Schizophrenic

Hi guys,

Today post is not one of my usual fitness posts but instead I guess I am just sharing or hosting a blog post for some one else. This is an entirely new situation for me but I am always happy to help people out there specially if it is for a good cause. Few days ago I been approached by the author of this book on Instagram and asked to be featured, so I thought why not? Please be aware that I am in no way affiliated with the author but just a messenger.

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I’m a musician, singer, and songwriter. I currently reside in Austin, Tx. Not that long ago, I walked away from a recording contract with Oscar and Grammy Award Winner, Pharrell Williams, in order to secure my mental faculties after being diagnosed with schizophrenia and depression. I’ve recently written a book about my triumph over the diagnosis. Sprinkled throughout the book are my experiences navigating the music industry and how the diagnosis affected that.

This book is packed with genius insights, as how to produce proper thinking in a vast array of real life scenarios. This book is for entrepreneurs, Millennials, creatives, artists, musicians, the abused in any way, and of course those dealing with mental health disparities.

I’m in need of funds for proper launching and marketing of this unique, exciting, and transformational book.

-Please help support me in my efforts to bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention through the publication of this book. Anyone who donates any amount whatsoever will receive a copyrited original manuscript of the book.

Grace be with you my friends,

Peace & Love

Follow @Jermaine_Tolbert for more info on how you can support

Here you can donate —-> Link

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My First YouTube Video

This last few days have been a life change game in place. Plenty of things have happened. I have purchased a new desk, received finally my new MacBook Pro which I really wanted and needed since my 10 years old one was on the last restart, purchased a pair of photography lights and started a new project.

Yes… It was about time that my fears were set aside.

I never really felt comfortable to talk to the people, I was and I am always invaded by a mix of feelings such as, insecurity, what the audience will think, how they going to judge me and last but not least why they have to choose me rather than someone else if every one else is better than me?

The take point on all of this is we all are and have something different than someone else, we all have value out there, our words and voice matters and time will make us better – What doesn’t kill, make you stronger.

I remember when I first started this blog I was feeling exactly the same.

Today, February 20th, I uploaded My First YouTube Video, nothing really special to be honest, I have only presented myself and the channel, of course, made some errors along the editing of this first video, but I am really happy to have done this step forward.

If you feel like, please pass by and subscribe, leave a like or a comment I will be extremely happy to see all of you there as well, to support not only me during this Weight Loss Journey but also Who Ever Need Motivation for health first and then vanity  ——-> Watch The Video.

 

My First YouTube Video

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Life Update

This week so far has been hectic, gym class, workout, meal prep for the week, grocery, new haircut, working shifts and engaged on another little extra project which I will talk about later in the days.

The GRIT class on Sunday was fun with these amazing people in the picture since there are not too many people in the class so far the goal at the minute is to focus on achieving a good technique and form, I believe this is the best place to start.

I love to meal prep for the entire week or at least for all the days I know I will be extremely busy. Honestly, if I wouldn’t have this approach, I would not be successful with this lifestyle change.

I couldn’t handle anymore my “long” hair, so I decide to go for a clean and short haircut, I loved the idea to have long hair but every time I was dressing a cup I was feeling messy and couldn’t control it.

As usual, if you like to know anything or wish me to talk about anything in particular make sure to write in the comment.

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4 Ways To Manage Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

I know I been there, well actually I have to say I am there too, after an intense workout is inevitable the pain on your muscle which you don’t really feel at the end of your workout but is there ready to hit you the morning later when you wake up for the start of your new day. If you didn’t know this is called delayed onset muscle soreness or abbreviated DOMS and the cause is the micro-trauma we get to our muscle during the workout. This also means that more intense the workout is and more DOMS we will have.

Although there is not a magical cure to avoid the pain, there are for sure some tricks you should know to alleviate the pain and accelerate the recovery.

In the end, always remember that NO PAIN NO GAIN!

  • Food After Workout

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Right, this might be quite obvious, but I can assure you that many still get this wrong. After we damage our muscle, the recovery is very important. A good general rule is to eat a small meal within 30/45 minutes the end of a workout session. All you want is protein and carbs.

  • Sleep

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Most average people need between 7 to 8 hours of sleep. If you exercise regularly try to make this as a habit. Listen to your body and get your sleep, it is during your sleep that the damaged cells are going to be restored. I also make sure to have some high protein food to help the recovery before bed.

  • Cardio

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I am sure that on this one you would say! Are you crazy or what? Especially if the day before it has been a leg day. I know how much is hard to start a cardio session, especially the day after a leg day when you can barely walk, but believe me, after the first 5/8 minutes you will be fine and the day later you will be pleased.

  • Hot Bath With Epsom Salt

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Epsom Salt contains magnesium that can be absorbed through the skin that will help to reduce soreness and improve muscle function. The bath will also help you to relax and sleep better.

How you guys manage DOMS? Do you have another trick to add to the list? Please share in the comment.

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1000 Instagram Followers – Men’s Health & Lifestyle

I need to say this, I cannot really control my self from the excitement and happiness all together. Within 24 hours I not only hit the 100 Followers on my Blog but today I have seen 1000 Followers on my Instagram.

I am so happy and I cannot really express how much joy I have for this.

If you have not yet done so don’t forget to follow my Instagram account since my latest inventions on nutrition, news and good vibes are all there first.

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100 Followers & Blog Party!

Today, I am here to celebrate my 100 Followers and to say THANKS to each and every one of you. You probably don’t know yet, but you guys are the reason why I keep writing and the motivation for me to do better.giphy3

When I started this blog in April 2017, I didn’t really know what I was doing and the start of 2018 saw me having barely 13 followers. I remember I also wrote a post back in the days where my motivation to write was low because I felt that no one was appreciating what I was doing and I was feeling alone in this journey.

Luckily all of this didn’t discourage me. Instead, it was a motivation to change and try to do better.

I guess that I am going somewhere, I guess that I am doing better and that you guys are finding something in what I write and share.

To celebrate this milestone, I have decided to host a Blog Party; every one is invited no matter when you read this post. For those of you that don’t know what a Blog Party is, a Blog Party is where in the comments you present yourself, what you blog about and leave your blog URL, in this way you will discover new blogs and friends.

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Here just few rules:

  • Leave a comment in the comments section below, with a brief description and a link to your blog.
  • Follow my blog, let’s be friends!
  • Comment or follow at least 2 or 3 other blogs, after you leave a comment.

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New Domain // Why and Which One Is?

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Some of you may have realized that something has changed in the header and the website address.

I was talking with an extremely helpful blogger today that open my mind and was completely right about it.
When I first started my blog, the intention was for me to write articles for men and my wife articles for the women, that was the reason behind the name Health & Beauty 4 All!
After almost a year from the start, she never made any article and I think she will never do, the blog, in reality, has always been my thing, my idea.
That’s why today I am here to present Men’s Health & Lifestyle which I think is much more appropriate, my new domain is up and running already and you can find me at https:\\menshealthlifestyle.org

I would love to hear all your comments. Have I made the right move? What you all think? I still need to work on minor adjustments but I hope to have made the correct choice.

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My First Ever Subscription Box

I have never been really fan of subscription boxes before and I still need to decide if I will be in the future but I wanted to give it a try. Honestly, I didn’t even know that there were all of the sort of boxes around especially when comes to men. The only subscription box I was getting is the GNC Pro Box twice a year and I don’t think either it would classify as subscription box since is not a monthly thing.

Today I am here to present my first ever monthly subscription box, the JackedPack and if after this review you want to know more or you are interested you can simply Click Here!

As a Fitness enthusiast, I figure out that this box would have been a good investment and since I am a new customer, my monthly subscription has been just less than 60$ for 6 months period after this time I will decide if I will be willing to continue or try something different.
I am very excited to open the box for the first time especially because I don’t know what to expect, I have read all the sort of review online and the general public seems to be happy. So I would say let’s go to open it together, shall we?

My first impression is that there is a lot more than I was expecting and this makes me extremely happy 😃since it is my first month the company has sent few extra gift as a welcome so thanks to them.

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But what is inside?

Overall I got in total 23 items and here is the breakdown:

  • 1 Protein Shake with Storage
  • 1 MyMix2go
  • 5 Protein Powder
  • 1 Protein Bar
  • 1 Protein Cookie 🍪
  • 5 Pre-Workout
  • 3 Thermogenic
  • 1 Energy Drink
  • 2 BCAA
  • 2 Tea Bag ☕️
  • 1 Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch

Honestly is a quite nice list also considering the fact that some of the items have more than 1 serving, in fact, the BCAA from BPI Sport comes with 24 serving (WoW that’s really amazing 😉) never the less in the box there are also few coupons and promotions for some specific items.

I am already looking forward to open the next box! And share my joy with that one as well and the sample selections, so stay tuned for the next review.

Have you guys never had a fitness subscription box? Which one you have tried and recommend? This is not only my first subscription box but also my first review, would you like to know something more and what? As always let me know in the comment.

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It’s GRIT Time

Finally, February is here and my gym officially has open the dance to the Les Mills GRIT, if you don’t know what it is then feel free to head to my previous post.

I am really exited for this start and I am looking forward to my first class during the weekend… I will keep you all posted on how it went but I am expecting to be without energy in the end of that day 😉 .

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This week has been pretty busy but I am not complaining since I have made a lot of changes all around and tried new things, when I will get all fixed I will show you all, but just to give a heads up I have purchased a new laptop after 10 years of survival of my previous one and a new desk to give some light in my house.

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I felt I wanted a new start, something fresh in my life and to start this February positively!

Have you made any change for February? What is your plan? Please let me know in the comment

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