TechGenix FitITproNews

Vol. 02, #237 - September 19, 2018 - Issue #0052

FitITproNews: FitITproNews is one year old!

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Editor's Corner

Pop the champagne and break out the cake! It's time to celebrate as our FitITproNews weekly newsletter is now one year old! Well maybe we'll skip the cake and have a protein shake instead. And we'll skip the champagne too since alcohol tends to frustrate any attempts at losing weight. 

It's been a great year!!

We started FitITproNews last fall here at TechGenix as a spin-off to our popular and long-running WServerNews newsletter that goes out each week to more than half a million IT pro subscribers around the world. The mission of Fit ITproNews is to help IT pros like yourself get fit, lose weight, and live happily ever after as you face the daily stresses and workload of being in the gristmill of today's IT profession. Your Editor himself was a typical fat IT pro for many years due to the demands of his work, but eight years ago he made a decision to become the next Jason Statham so he could get out of the IT profession as a fitness icon and movie star. Of course that didn't work (the movie star icon thing) but he did succeed in losing 50 lbs of fat and putting on 20-odd pounds of muscle.

Since that initial burst of enthusiasm I've managed to keep exercising regularly, but my weight has gradually trended upwards due to ongoing struggles with my eating habits. So really, I'm just like the rest of you out there in the IT pro world: sedentary, undisciplined, tempted by pizza and ice cream and similar abominable delights. Writing weekly about fitness however has helped me stay more on track this last year. And hearing other readers share their own stories, tips, and setbacks has also given me fresh insights and renewed motivation to push harder at living the lifestyle of a fit (not fat) IT pro.  

We need your contributions!

Which brings up my next point: please keep those stories, tips, and comments coming into our Mailbag! We IT pros are a community of similar minds and interests, and we need to help each other out, not only so we can successfully migrate from Windows N to Windows N+1 but also so we can migrate from being fat to becoming fit. Are you an IT pro who has successfully lost a significant amount of weight or run your first marathon or taken up CrossFit or some other fitness activity? Send us your story so we can share it with other readers of our newsletter! Have you got some tips about exercising, nutrition, clean eating, or supplementation? Send your tips to us and we'll include them in an upcoming issue. Remember that FitITproNews is *your* newsletter, so we really need your expertise and experience to bring benefit our IT pro community. Email your stories, tips, and suggestions to us at [email protected]

Don't forget also that if you have any questions about fitness, exercises, nutrition or supplementation, you can send your question to us and we'll include it as an Ask Our Readers section in an upcoming issue of FitITproNews.

What do you want us to cover?

And that brings up another request from us. What sort of stuff do *you* our readers want us to cover in FitITproNews? More interviews like these ones with Microsoft Senior Content Developer and professional bodybuilder Yuri Diogenes or cybersecurity pro and BJJ purple belt Jimmy Vo? More newsletter issues focusing on certain kinds of exercises or workouts like this one on back exercises or this one on suspension training? More information about nutritional supplements, staying motivated, counting calories, or coping with stress

Send us an email and let us know what kinds of articles and information you would like to see us cover in FitITproNews. And better yet, how about volunteering to write an article for us? Just send us a short 2-3 sentence proposal of what you would like to write about and we'll give you some guidelines. Maybe you'd even like to contribute regularly to our newsletter on some subject. If this interests you, we'd love to hear what kind of ideas you have. Just email us today at [email protected]

Back to the grind

Meanwhile I need to quickly finish off this issue of FitITproNews as we have some software we need to test in-house before we deploy the latest round of Patch Tuesday updates that Microsoft has published on WU. What fun.

Cheers,

Mitch Tulloch, Senior Editor
FitITproNews.com 

Disclaimer: I am not a certified fitness professional or nutritionist so take any suggestions made here "as is" with a grain of salt and a heaping supply of your own judgment. Please read our full disclaimer at the bottom of this newsletter.  

Exercise of the week - VIDEOS

Jason Statham training/workout (YouTube)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2V5ZgSDKFE

Just a little inspiration for you to start your day and get you motivated for working out. See the Toolbox section below for more Jason Statham inspirational goodies on Amazon Prime :-)

The toolbox

>> Got any fitness products or services you'd like to recommend to our readers? Email us at [email protected]

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The Transporter - A mercenary delivery man finds his world turned upside down when a package he has been hired to transport turns out to be a beautiful, gagged woman.

https://www.amazon.com/Transporter-Jason-Statham/dp/B000I9VZEI/

Transporter 2 - An underworld driver, a transporter must save a young boy, his family and government officials from a deadly virus given to them by a mercenary.

https://www.amazon.com/Transporter-2-Jason-Statham/dp/B000I9U9JA/

Safe - When a second-rate cage fighter, Luke Wright, is tormented by the Russian Mafia and wanders the streets of New York, he witnesses a young Chinese girl Mei, being pursued by the same mafia who want her for a priceless numerical code that they would kill for.

https://www.amazon.com/Safe-Jason-Statham/dp/B0095R5SAG/

Pro Corner - Jason Statham

Yes I know he's not a fitness professional but he keeps fit and shares some great tips when he's interviewed. For example see the following interviews from Men's Health UK magazine:

How Jason Statham only grows stronger with age

http://www.menshealth.co.uk/cover-model/mh-cover-star-jason-statham-only-grows-stronger-with-age

Jason Statham's transformation tips that got him in amazing shape

http://www.menshealth.co.uk/building-muscle/how-to-transform-your-body-according-to-jason-statham

9 top muscle-building tips from Jason Statham

http://www.menshealth.co.uk/building-muscle/cover-model/9-top-muscle-building-tips-from-jason-statham

 

Need help from our community?

FitITproNews goes out each week to more than 500,000 subscribers worldwide! That's a lot of expertise to tap into. Do you need help losing weight or learning how to perform some exercise? Ask Our Readers by emailing your questions to us at [email protected]

Send us feedback

Got feedback about anything in this issue of FitITproNews? Email us at [email protected]

Product of the Week

Free Tool for Monitoring Exchange Server Status & Performance 

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SolarWinds® Exchange Monitor is a free tool that allows users to monitor Microsoft® Exchange™ Server 2013 and 2016. Get basic information about the server’s metrics, services, and database availability group (DAG) status. Add as many Exchange Servers as you wish. Simply click the “Add Server” button and fill IP address/domain name and credentials.

Download Free Tool

About FitITproNews

FitITproNews is the only weekly newsletter in the world that is entirely devoted to helping IT pros get fit, lose weight, and live happily ever after as they face the daily stresses and workload of being in the gristmill of the IT profession. FitITproNews is brought to you by TechGenix and is created each week by the same all-star editorial team that brings you WServerNews, the world's longest running IT pro newsletter focusing on the administration, management and security of the Windows Server platform in particular and cloud solutions in general. Subscribe to FitITproNews today! And while you’re at it be sure to also subscribe to our other TechGenix newsletters such as our Weekly IT Update and Spotlight Articles!

Editorial Team

Mitch Tulloch is Senior Editor of FitITproNews and is a widely recognized expert on Windows Server and cloud technologies. He has written numerous articles and whitepapers and has authored or been series editor of more than 50 books for Microsoft Press. Mitch also successfully made the transition from being a typical "fat IT pro" to becoming fit by losing almost 50 lbs through a combination of resistance training, cardio exercises, and proper nutrition. Mitch's passion with FitITproNews is to help other IT pros do what he has been able to accomplish by sharing his personal story and lessons learned.

Ingrid Tulloch is Associate Editor of FitITproNews and was co-author of the Microsoft Encyclopedia of Networking from Microsoft Press. She is also Head of Research for our content development business and has co-developed university-level courses in Information Security Management for a Masters of Business Administration program. Ingrid is also committed to personal fitness and is a believer in clean eating and proper supplementation for optimal health and longevity.

Mitch and Ingrid are also the editors of WServerNews, a weekly newsletter from TechGenix that focuses on the administration, management and security of the Windows Server platform in particular and cloud solutions in general. For more information about Mitch and Ingrid see their website.

Disclaimer

This newsletter is designed for informational purposes only and the health and fitness information presented in it are based solely upon the personal experience of its editors and of any guests or readers who contribute content to it. Nothing in this newsletter is intended to be or should be construed to be professional medical, fitness, or nutritional advice. Always consult a physician or other health care professional before starting an exercise or nutrition program to determine if it is appropriate for your personal needs. Do not follow any of the suggestions in this newsletter if your physician or other health care professional advises against doing so. If you are exercising or dieting or taking supplements and experience any dizziness, faintness, pain, or shortness of breath, you should stop immediately and seek medical help. The use of any information presented in this newsletter is solely at your own risk.

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