Sunday, March 04, 2018

Gym Workout Routines

I use gym exercise routines from my two favorite workout books:

I take the exercise routines taken from pages of above books and print the sequence of the routines in a 8 inch x 11 inch paper, fold it into quarter, put it in my workout shorts pocket and use it as a cheat sheet while working out.

The cheat sheet paper gets all the abuse it can get from sweaty hands to wet towels during a workout and after a bath. When the paper gets worn out, I simply print another sheet.

The Mens Fitness Exercise Bible Cardio plus 20 minute Workout

- Julius

Monday, February 26, 2018

10,000 steps walk at Downtown LA with Coney - Sunday, 2/25/2018

As of late, I've been making it a habit to meet my goal of walking 10,000 steps for at least four days a week in addition to other exercise activity for the sake of maintaining my health.

Since weather in Southern California in February is moderate , I took Coney with me for a walk in Downtown Los Angeles on a nice, blue sky kind of Sunday morning.

I've lived in Los Angeles area for the past four years, also four years during late 80s/early 90s and I've really never explored the roots or history of the City of Los Angeles.

I thought to myself, well why not take a walk for exercise and explore the historical places of Los Angeles? This Sunday 2/25/2018 I decided to set aside the time, bring Coney along and drove to Downtown Los Angeles. During this walk, we've visited several interesting places:

* Paseo De La Plaza and Olvera Street, birthplace of Los Angeles, where the City of Los Angeles started as an Agricultural Community;
* Union Train Station;
* China Town,
* several Federal and State buildings and of course
* Our Lady Queen of Angeles Cathedral

It would be an amiss if I didn't mention the odor of urine along some sidewalks and alleyways in Downtown Los Angeles. That's probably attributed to the presence of homeless people living in downtown Los Angeles. So it you take this walk, keep an open mind, focus on the significance of historical places along the walk.

If you live in the Southern California area, I invite you to put on a good pair of walking or running shoes and take this walk.

Total Miles: 2.67 miles
Elevation gain: about 150 feet
# of steps: 5900 steps
Calories burned: 550 calories




Friday, November 14, 2014

Family friendly activity in Las Vegas

Last weekend (November 8 and 9, 2014 weekend), me and Coney attended my College's Alumni Reunion: Saint Louis University Alumni Grand Reunion 2014 at Harrah's Casino in Las Vegas. The reunion itself was well worth the trip to reconnect with fellow Louisians.

I decided to bring my kids Trevor and Kristen to Las Vegas the last minute prior to the trip.

To make it a worthwhile trip for the kids, I decided to bring them to a place that's interesting, at least to a kid's perspective. But, to find a family / kid friendly activity along the Strip is not exactly easy. Luckily I brought a Laptop and the Hotel had free Wi-Fi to hop on the Internet and do a Google search on family friendly activity Las Vegas.

I found this:
CSI: The Experience at MGM Grand Casino along the Strip.

Mention at the Ticket counter "I want a two-for-the-price-of-one ticket deal". Because if you don't, you won't get the buy-one-take-one Ticket price. I got a Ticket for each of us, and off we went to experience the show.

CSI Interactive show Las Vegas Tickets

Trevor has a following and watched the CSI the TV show so I figured this would be interesting for the two. Kristen was scared at first but turned out enjoyed the investigative scene peering through microscope, interacting with videos on how to sift through evidences. Hope this would stimulate in them, a love for the sciences.

After experiencing the interactive show, the two kids expressed pleasure and thanks for bringing them to the show.

CSI Experience show Las Vegas

So on your next trip the Las Vegas, check out CSI, The Experience show at MGM Grand.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Double Peak, San Marcos hike with Kuya Raul

Last Saturday, September 13th, me and Kuya Raul took a hike to Double Peak Park San Diego.

We started the hike at 7:30 AM. By the time hike was over Sun was already much up, and the heat was in the mid 80's on a mid September day in San Diego.

The heat combined with with a steep grade hiking trail, makes for a sweaty kind of workout.

We had to make multiple break from the hike as it it really demands a lot cardiovascular wise.

Let's do another trail again sometime kuya Raul.

Click on the image below for our pictures.

20140913_100740 - Julius

Monday, August 25, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Poway Creekside West Hike

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Palomar Observatory Trail Hike

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