Archive for the ‘Army Special Forces’ category

Hidden gem in Lincoln Park, Chicag

November 19, 2012

Have you seen this small park just north of the Lincoln Park Zoo?   It is small but fabulous.  Got some great shots.

Pond in Lincoln Park, photo by Larry Masa

Pond in Lincoln Park, photo by Larry Masa

Waterfall in Lincoln Park, photo by Larry Masa

Waterfall in Lincoln Park, photo by Larry Masa


Great Chicago Photographs

April 29, 2012

Love the motion in this photo.  Fire twirlers at the Chicago Halloween Parade.  By Chicago’s own Larry Masa.

Halloween Fire Twirlers Photo by Larry Masa

Halloween Fire Twirlers Photo by Larry Masa

A springtime ritual in Chicago

March 25, 2012

You have to love a city that takes its green river and makes it greener.  Way to go Chicago.


Chicago River at St. Patricks Day 2012. A Larry Masa Favorite Photo.

Weight Loss Tips

March 23, 2011

People ask Larry Masa all the time how he stays in shape and what he recommends to people to help lose weight.  These tips are not hard to follow (certainly not as hard as the training they do for firemen or Army Special Forces rangers).  While Lawrence Masa doesn’t always follow this advice, here are some tips that  might help you get ready for summer:

1. Drink water. 

You can never go wrong making sure you stay hydrated.  And everyone will tell you it helps you feel full.  If you don’t like plain water, try the sugar free sports drinks. 

2. Don’t skip meals, don’t overeat at them. 

Everyone says it – a good day starts with breakfast – especially one with some protein in it.  Eat sensibly so your body doesn’t crave for food.  Try to have 3 small meals and 2 snacks.  It will help you not over eat at meal time and make you less likely to splurge at night.  Also try using smaller plates – it will encourage you to take smaller portions.  And no eating standing up by the fridge.  Take what you want and force yourself to sit down and eat it.  Standing up by the food source will just encourage you to eat more.

3. Use weights and Cardio

Sorry – there is no escaping exercise.  But your body needs both weights and cardio to help you burn fat and calories and build build.  Alternate your exercise to get a good mix of both.

Need help with your weight loss program?  Feel free to reach out to Larry Masa for a free evaluation.