My Fitness Pal

myfitnesspal I’m back with another great app that I use to help me stay on track with my goals of becoming a spartan. Exercising is only half the deal of weight loss and being healthy, eating properly is the other part of the deal. I find that eating right is the tougher of the two for […] Continue reading →

Word Wednesday – Gratitude

gratitude Gratitude – the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Many times in life we claim that we are thankful for the things we have, and the opportunities we get. Although we may be truly thankful, if we have never experienced the other side, where you wouldn’t have those things, would we be […] Continue reading →

Water you doing?

Compass Cay When it comes to practicing the Spartan lifestyle, it’s not just about the races, how you exercise and how you eat. Being a Spartan is also about how you treat others and the world around you. I recently went on a trip to the Exumas, Bahamas, and what I learned there definitely changed how I […] Continue reading →

Exotic Fruits

Dragon fruit I was walking around my local outlet mall when I noticed a fruit stand. Most of the time these types of stands have your typical fruits, such as strawberries or oranges. This stand surprised me however. A number of exotic fruits were being sold, and I had to try some. I picked up some jackfruit, […] Continue reading →

Word Wednesday – Temptation

"Temptation" Written with Candies --- Image by © photocuisine/Corbis Temptation – we all know what it is, and almost everyone has been effected by it. Temptation is the desire to do something, especially something wrong or unwise. Temptation influences our decisions and lives daily, not just in what we eat, but what we do. Joe De Sena talks about temptation being closely related to […] Continue reading →

Charity Miles

The Charity Miles Loading Screen I’ve realized that one of the best parts of exercising, besides feeling better, is when you can see your hard work pay off. As great as that is, what if there was a way to help others while you do your fitness routine? Well there is. Charity Miles is an app that tracks your running/walking/biking, […] Continue reading →

Word Wednesday – Inspire

Word Wednesday - Inspire This Wednesday’s word is inspire. To inspire is to fill someone with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. On my Journey To Spartan, many people have inspired me. My main inspiration to start getting fit and healthy, as you know, is Joe De Sena. As a matter […] Continue reading →

No gym, no workout… right?

No gym, no workout... right? When it comes to exercise, not everyone has the ability to access a gym, or the proper materials at home. When I first began my fitness journey, I had little to no equipment. I had to find ways to use what I had around the house to get the most out of my workouts. Below […] Continue reading →

The Daily Focuses

The Daily Focuses Everyday, no matter the circumstances, there are three main requirements that I make sure to fulfill. 1.) Maintain a positive mindset – I feel that if you’re negative about anything, whether it’s taking out the trash or doing a workout, it makes the task one hundred times more difficult and you hate every second of it. When […] Continue reading →

My Letter

Spartan Up Author Joe De Sena Inspired Jonathan Horbund journeytospartan.com My name is Jonathan, I’m fourteen and used to be what anyone would describe “The average teenager.” Like the many others in my age group I used to spend most of my time on the couch watching T.V. or playing video games, wasting time as I clicked away at the keyboard. Around 2012 or so […] Continue reading →