Quick blurb about calorie deficits

Posted on July 28, 2014 by Slim


Today’s workout: DDPYOGA “Energy” session (mostly unmodified), quick stroll on the treadmill, and some light weight training (arms) for a total calorie burn of several hundred calories.

Like any machine or engine, your body takes a certain amount of fuel to do its job. One of the things I see a lot of people do when they’re trying to lose weight (I’m VERY guilty of this), is to crush a workout like this and then restrict their caloric intake for the rest of the day in the name of huge calorie deficits.

Your body still needs fuel to push you through the day.

As a food addict, workouts like these are a dream.. not because I can maintain a massive deficit for the day, but because it means I get to eat more. ;)

If I try to maintain, say a 2500 calorie a day diet (spoiler alert: I don’t actually count calories… this is for demonstrative purposes) and I crush a thousand calorie workout, I COULD take the aggressive deficit OR I could eat another 500-750 calories of good, clean, whole foods AND still rock a 250-500 calorie deficit for the day!

This helps to keep me on track throughout the rest of the week. I find that when I strive for huge deficits, I last a few days before I go insane (because I’m using a ton of fuel and not replacing it) and go off the rails.

I’m no doctor, nutritionist, or health or guru or nothin’ so take that for what it’s worth. Just something to stew on.

Love you guys! – S

LAST DAY TO PRE-ORDER the new Slimtronic5000 shirt and win a guitar

Posted on July 21, 2014 by Slim


Today is the last day that you can pre-order my new shirt from SWEYDA and win a guitar as well!

Shirts, up to 6XL, are just $15 and raffle tickets for the BRAND NEW GUITAR start at $1.

Order now at

Watch the video below (or here:¬† for more info and to here me cover “Wild Horses” while sick so that you can hear the guitar. (Please excuse the singing)

Shirt pre-order cutoff time extended!

Posted on July 14, 2014 by Slim

Due to popular demand, I’ve extended the pre-order cut off of my new t-shirt for one more week. All orders MUST be in by 12am NEXT Tuesday.

Remember that EVERY shirt ordered (they’re only $15!) comes with a FREE raffle ticket to win this BRAND NEW acoustic guitar. Additional raffle tickets are available for as little as $1 and the more tickets you get, the bigger the savings.

Lastly, the proceeds from these shirts and guitar raffle will go directly to helping families in need in our area so not only are you getting my face on your chest and the chance to win a guitar so that you can rock like me, you’re also helping families in need by providing food through the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, Inc.!

Order your shirt or raffle tickets now at:


Pre-Order the new SLIMTRONIC5000 shirt by SWEYDA!

Posted on July 10, 2014 by Slim

We want to help some people in our local area, but also wanted to make it fun and exciting for all of you to be involved as well! With that, I give you the new SLIMTRONIC5000 shirt from world-renowned artist and one of my dearest friends: SWEYDA!


These shirts are PRE-ORDER ONLY and are just $15. The proceeds from these shirts go DIRECTLY to helping people in need in our area, most notably it will go to help the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, Inc.

On top of knowing that your purchase will be helping hundreds, if not thousands of people in the SWFL area, each pre-sale shirt comes with a FREE raffle ticket to win a brand new acoustic guitar (autographed or not) sent right to your door! Additional raffle tickets are available for purchase for as little as $1, and again the proceeds go to help those in need.

Stop by my official webstore at to pick up your shirt and extra raffle tickets! Pre-orders are open until the 14th, so get your order in now before it’s too late!

Thank you for thinking of others, and for wearing my face all day to show your friends how cool you are.

Peace, snugs, and MEGA love,

I’m coming after you, Rock!!

Posted on July 3, 2014 by Slim


My DDPYOGA workouts have made me more flexible than I could ever have imagined, which has proved to be PIVOTAL in my weight training at New Image Fitness. I can’t imagine throwing up these 750lbs leg presses without the flexibility that I have now because of DDPYoga!

Today is day 27 of our Raw Food Challenge and we’re still going strong. I feel AMAZING! So full of energy, life, and determination! I’m definitely getting closer and closer with my #TeamHercules workouts to chasing after Dwayne The Rock Johnson. Can’t wait to hit the gym with that beast and show him what’s up! ;-)

Where are you at today? Are you pushing forward to your goals? If not, what’s holding you back from getting to where you want to be, or becoming the person you want to be?

Whatever is holding you back, just know that YOU CAN DO IT! You’re never too far gone. You’ve got more worth than you realize!

Being awesome is a choice. CHOOSE to be awesome today, friends!

Peace, snugs, and MEGA love,