MDY Gaiden – 12 Hours of Rock Band Days 1 & 2

This is most likely going to be an ongoing thing. Also for those of you new to the Gaiden videos, it’s basically goofy stuff or other loosely-related things that wouldn’t quite make a regular Move Damn You episode.

When three Asian dorks and their powers combine. Highlights from 5/27/13.

Gene once again mangles the song of his people (Total Eclipse of the Heart) while Dan and Larry laugh for a full minute. Highlights from 6/15/13.

Checking Your Ambition & Setting A Good Example [Ep.75]

Jamal Klug (28) discusses how the potential of his hereditary hugeness has shaped his fitness goals.

Goal Tracker 2013 – May [Ep.74]

May was just chock full of circumstances and we’re not even half done with the year. Funny how nothing ever works out exactly how you’d like it to.

A Tribute To Emily Mayne [Ep.73]

A dancer and teacher, too blunt and hilarious for this life. I only knew her for six years but she had a profound influence on me. She also always supported the show and everything I wanted to do.

A 5 Minute Plank Challenge [Ep.72]

Larry talks about his road to achieving a 5 minute plank, also shows Davis surpassing that time with ease. Dangit.

Why Counting Calories Works [Ep.71]

Brandon Fisher (32) explains the how & why of counting calories, why the body plateaus, and the importance of staying active as a father.

Weight loss and body changes.

As I continue on the weight loss train and goal tracker, I’m starting to see the changes in my body. In the picture below is me from 2011 on the right, and me about a week ago on the left. Now when I started this journey near the start of the year, I’m pretty sure I was still at the 2011 size if not a bit bigger. While I still have a long ways to go, the size differences are notable. At first I only noticed the arm, mostly because my weight loss has actually shifted my tattoo. The text is wrapping around my arm more, but it skewed the lantern symbol and circle. While a mild annoyance, I’ve high hopes it’ll balance out as more muscle builds up. Worst case, I get a cover up to patch it up.


After I made the side by side image though, I can see the other changes. I stand straighter, I don’t take up as much space front to back. It’s pretty neat.

The strange thing about all this is as my body shrinks, my weightloss has slowed down. However, I’m not taking that as a deterrent, instead I’m just shifting my fitness goal for the year, and truthfully the rest of my life. I will just continue this exchange of fat for muscle, and not worry about the scale so much. I know eventually the weight will drop, but so long as I keep losing the flab, who cares about a number so much? My annual checkup confirmed I am still very healthy. Also, a friend of mine posted up this photo of six ladies, all the same weight. Yet look at the body differences. Folks carry weight differently.


Both my wife and I would watch shows like the Biggest Loser, see a dude that looks like he could go toe to toe with King Ghidora. Yet he’d get on the scale and be about 80lbs lighter than me. The human body is wacky and wild like that. What I used to upset me and get my mood down, I’ve finally learned to let go and realize, we’re all different and it’s cool.


Goal Tracker 2013 – April [Ep.70]

Sometimes I think that somebody is crazy and then I remember they’ve been that way the whole time. Life is funny.

Why Getting Older Isn’t So Bad [Ep.69]

With the most important moral (OF ALL TIME) at the end.

Welcome to the archive!

MDY was a weekly fitness show that ran from 2011-2013. The reasons for its current hiatus:

  1. In the beginning I decided to do weekly shows for as long as I could hack it and ultimately there was nothing else to do or say that wasn’t done to death. Good fitness advice is always the same proven ideas.
  2. For months I had several people lined up for interviews who never made time to meet despite how flexible I made the arrangements.
  3. I had hundreds of subscribers and only a few dozen viewers with each new episode which meant most of those subs were likely bots.

Despite all that it was clearly a fun time as an experiment. Met a lot of great people, had some big laughs, learned some inspiring things. Also it’s not like I’m ever stopping with fitness so I might throw up a new video now and again. I make the occasional post on Instagram.