Category Archives: The Muscle B

Blogs about Alexandra

The Memorial Day Muscle Couple

Hey Gang!

Check out the site’s New Masthead and Artwork!  ALL PROPS TO KEITH!  Thank you for everything!

Long “slow relaxing weekend” ahead?   “Throwing some pics on the site”. 

The Muscle B Loves to Ride in the M3

The Muscle B Loves to Ride in the M3

The Dopest Doorman/VIP Security Guard in So Cal-BIG-Drew @ Suede

The Dopest Doorman/VIP Security Guard in So Cal-BIG-Drew @ Suede

"A Found Picture of The Muscle Couple from WMC 09"

"A Found Picture of The Muscle Couple from WMC 09"

"MAYBE" this Guy is in Our Immediate Future?

"MAYBE" this Guy is in Our Immediate Future?

Daddy and The Muscle B Hamming It UP!

Daddy and The Muscle B Hamming It UP!

We recently  migrated the site to an entirely new server and are ready to launch some incredibly exciting stuff!  

We want to especially thank Jason Greene aka  “DJ GREENIE” from Denver for all of our IT Infrastructure and Support.    We also owe a BIG THANKS to Keith Capobianco of KJC Designz Las Vegas for The Muscle Couple logo and site layout.  Keith has been tweaking the Masthead and Header for the last couple of weeks and it LOOKS AMAZING NOW!

Both of them have been instrumental in taking this Blog to where it stands currently.  We couldn’t continue without them.

If any of you are looking for a WEB ARCHITECT and or DESIGNER, please get in touch with us.  Both of these guys are as good as it gets. We’ll have much more on these two SUPERSTARS in a future blog.

Enjoy your Holiday Weekends!

MIHWCS

The Importance of Health Club Child Care

This is a very important topic for The Muscle Couple.

Nothing is more important to us than our concern for Alexandra’s care at all times.

There is no way Anh and I would be able to maintain our present fitness level and conditioning without the help and service of the kind women who work the Child Care facilities at our gyms:

  • Golds Gym Pasadena-Kids Club
  • 24 Hour Fitness Child Care

Both of these facillities are Zod-Sends for us.

We rarely trust anybody with the care of The Muscle B.  Thankfully both of these gyms have wonderful people working in them who absolutely love children.

The peace of mind Anh and I are able to gain 3-4 nights out of every week can’t be understated.  After a long day of work  or even a long day of  The Muscle B, being able to run to the gym and put Alexandra into the hands of willing-talented and qualified care givers for 60-90 minutes is incredible solace.  Being able to dedicate all of our energy and focus to our workout without cause for worry, is truly special to us.

We’d like to specifically mention Stella and Adella from the Kid’s Club at Gold’s Gym Pasadena.  Both of these women are like surrogate Grandmothers to Alexandra.  She genuinely enjoys being with them and Mommy and Daddy are ETERNALLY GRATEFUL for their care and concern.

If any of our readers are in a similar situation please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss.  As we said previously, finding somebody reliable and qualified to watch your infant children is SERIOUS BUSINESS! And if you are as serious as we are about your fitness, you should investigate this fully.  Anh would never have been able to get her pre-pregnancy figure back in under 6 months without their help and support.

Here is a picture of Stella with Anh and The Muscle B at the Kids Club @ Golds Gym Pasadena.

Thank You Stella!  We Love You and So Does Alexandra!

Thank You Stella! We Love You and So Does Alexandra!

Have a great week Everybody!

MIHWCS

The Muscle B is 16 Months Old Now

And she is taking over The Muscle Couple’s life.  And we are letting her because we are suckers.  😉

Don’t worry.  It’s a temporary thing.  

She has entered a stage where she drops to the ground, screams, crys and rolls over when she wants us to come get her.   It’s quite classic.    

This morning she cried in our bedroom for 20 minutes before we got out of bed to get her.  It’s so hard to let them cry when trying to teach them a lesson.  Such the little manipulator.

We are on our way to a Sunday Wedding in So Cal!  And it’s absolutely gorgeous outside.  We’ll take some pics and put em on the blog later!

Here are some recent pics of Alexandra.  

We are so lucky she is such a happy baby!  She also loves to exercise.  She will stand in the middle of our lifecycle while we pedal away.  AWESOME!  

The Muscle B is Happy With the Top Down and Her Hat On!

The Muscle B is Happy With the Top Down and Her Hat On!

No Baby Every Personified a T-Shirt More!

No Baby Every Personified a T-Shirt More!

Muscle B loves to Exercise and Is Never One to Miss A Photo Opp!

Muscle B loves to Exercise and Is Never One to Miss A Photo Opp!

Sunday Funday!

MIHWCS

The Muscle B is Mobile!

And the Malls of American need to be vigilant.   Because she is a comin!

And if she comes bobbin down the hallway, you better watch out.  All of that Muscle Milk has made her as solid as an oak tree.   When she careens off your kneecaps, you will feel it for a day or so.

BLAM!!!!

Anyways, a long work day for the Male half of The Muscle Couple.  And the Female half travelled to Houston so her parents could show off the Muscle B to their neighbors.  Tuan and Truc Nguyen are very proud of their Grand Daughter. And that makes Mommy and Daddy proud too!  The Muscle B really rubs off on people in a positive way.  For that we are thankful.

Even today on a crowded Southwest Jet, she was tapping people on the leg as they made it down the middle walk way trying to get to their seats.  She would then say “HI” and when they smiled she would quickly retort “BYE” as she turned away and focused her attention on the next unsuspecting passenger.    What a BUSCUIT!

Here is a recent video of her rocking her new YELLOW KICKS thru the Beverly Center.

We are working on a wicked new logo that should be ready within the next couple of days.  We are also in the final stages of redesigning the site and are very thankful for our growing readership.

We continue to be amazed at the reception of our site and feel blessed to have so many people reading and following along.  We ask that you continue to discuss and refer it to your friends and social networks.  And please don’t hesitate to stop in and leave a comment or request for specific content you’d like to see.  No idea will be rejected.

Until tomorrow!

MIHWCS

The Muscle Couple on a Sunny So Cal Sunday

Not much time to write today as we are spending the day outdoors.  Anh’s Mom is leaving us on Tuesday early and we are enjoying an absolutely spectacular day of fun and Sun in So Cal.

And people wonder why so many people love California? (BTW…if you live in So Cal and you don’t have a convertible, you’re missing out)

Here are some shots from the three of us taken in the last 3 days.   Our favorite ones.   Who do you think the Muscle B is starting look like more?

The Beautiful Alexandra--Who does she look like?

The Beautiful Alexandra--Who does she look like?

From Last Night at Mike and Nair's Going Away Party

From Last Night at Mike and Nair's Going Away Party

Our Favorite Photo of the Muscle B

Our Favorite Photo of the Muscle B

Mommy and Daddy at MECCA-Golds Venice

Mommy and Daddy at MECCA-Golds Venice

Lots coming from us this week!

Enjoy the rest of your weekends!

Special Note and Congratulations to Mike and Nair Cernovich who are leaving us and moving to “NO CAL”.  Nair just become the lead patent counsel for FACEBOOK!!!!! This is an amazing accomplishment and we are so proud of her.

Selfishly we’ll miss them, but this was an offer they couldn’t refuse.  And they’ll be retired living down here in 4 years once/if FACEBOOK goes public.   They’ll be back soon enough.  Have fun guys and soak in the rain and wind of NO CAL!  😉

MIHWCS

The Muscle B is Walking Everywhere

Jees.  We leave for a week and  come back to find this rambunctious beautiful little girl running all over the place.  She is now on the loose and pretty much an unstoppable force.

You should see her climb the stairs?  Up and down, up and down.   She has seen her parents exercise so much she just wants to “fit in” and be a part of the action.  Anh’s Mom spends 15-20 minutes a day with her walking up the stairs.   She is already valuing the importance of exercise at 14 months old!!!!!

How you like dem apples?   Or the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree?  Genetics is truly a powerful force and difficult to deny in it’s transfer to our offspring.

We are so lucky to have her in our lives.   She is truly the light of our world.  Check her out.

Speaking of the world, it’s looking awfully bleak these days for a great many people in North America.  It’s as if the collective pockets of the  American consumer are now completely sewn shut.  Nobody is spending money save for food and gas.

My business is becoming more and more difficult by the day.  And from talking to people in many different industries, everybody is in the same boat.

We need a sea change in consumer confidence.  And with the bankruptcy of GM right around the corner, it’s hard to see it anytime soon.

The Muscle Couple’s best advice is to be very conservative with your money and to make sure you have enough to live off of for 4-6 months should you lose your jobTry and stay focused, remain positive and continue to network online by building out your personal brand.

In time our economy will improve, but for now we’re going to have to ride out this nasty ECONOMIC TSUNAMI!

MC Tip of the Day

Don’t feel guilty if work stressors, vacations or an illness forces you to go a week without training. It’s amazing what good time off will do in allowing our bodies time to rest and repair from the repeated traumas we give it from regular training.  Relax and enjoy your time off thinking about the renewed focus and enthusiasm you’ll possess when you begin your training anew.

MIHWCS

Daddy and the Muscle B

Busy week for the Muscle Couple.  Daddy is dealing with a spring rush for work and Mommy is dealing with a freshly mobile Muscle B.  Not a great combination for spending time with one another.   

But on Sunday at Americana @ Glendale Galleria, Daddy was up to his old tricks with the Adrenaline junkie that is the Muscle B!

Check em out!

 

The higher you throw her, the more excited she gets! TROUBLE!

The higher you throw her, the more excited she gets! TROUBLE!

MC Tip of the Day

When doing barbell curls always keep constant tension on the biceps by not relaxing your wrists at the apex of the lift.  Instead contract your biceps with a gentle squeeze and continue your reps.  You will be amazed at the difference in your bicep workouts.

MIHWCS