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Those Other People ...
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      15 comments

I've spent my entire life dieting, but exercise really wasn't my thing. When I was a teen: I gotta find a way to get out of PE today. When I was a young adult: Exercise is for Other People. A few years later: Not now, my show is... Read more
Doing push ups like a boss!
Monday, August 01, 2016      12 comments

I've blogged about the 400 Challenge before (100 push ups, 100 inverted rows / reverse push ups, 100 sit ups, 100 squats). I've done the challenge a number of times now. When I began, I did my push ups on the wall. I couldn't do a singl... Read more
Back from Vacation
Tuesday, July 26, 2016      8 comments

Riffe Lake Campground This is where my wife and I went for our anniversary. It was beautiful, peaceful, active, and fun. My workout pl... Read more
Just ranting today
Thursday, July 21, 2016      8 comments

AAAAAAAgh! I can't stand it! Moving is such a hassle! One of the things we have to do when moving our residence is make changes to our health insurance and our doctors and pharmacies. Back in the 90s, I was a patient services manager... Read more
What not to do ...
Monday, July 18, 2016      2 comments

Yesterday was an example of what not to do if I want to take good care of myself. This weekend was the Lavender Festival and yesterday my wife and three of my kids and I decided to attend. First, I had breakfast really late, it was a... Read more
Changes I've Noticed Recently
Saturday, July 16, 2016      5 comments

I'm noticing more changes everyday - I'm seeing the first bits of definition in my arms. It's only a hint, but I've never had even a hint of definition before. My arms have always been one big blob, now I can see a little dip between my de... Read more
Now I Know
Wednesday, July 13, 2016      6 comments

I have these "I know" moments. I know I should get more sleep, but I wanna finish this show. Another 15 minutes won't kill me. I know I shouldn't drink coffee in the afternoon, but I could use a pick-me-up. I know I should stretch ever... Read more
Time for Round 2
Monday, July 11, 2016      5 comments

The move is through, though not all the boxes are unpacked, but finally life is not revolving around the move. Parts of life are starting to normalize. I miss my wife, though. I'm getting more comfortable and it's starting to feel like ... Read more
The Sweetest Victories
Wednesday, July 06, 2016      13 comments

Maybe it's just me, but after moving from one residence to another, I come out bruised, scraped, cut, sore, generally banged up, and looking and feeling like the victim of some bizarre cult ritual. I'm healed up now and getting the new ho... Read more
Moving Sucks
Wednesday, June 29, 2016      6 comments

We've gotten our stuff out of the old house and into the new one. We have just two days to clean, do carpets, and paint, so I'm stressed. Moving has been hard physically. I haven't had to work out in a week, because life is enough of a ... Read more
Dumping the Scales, for real
Tuesday, June 21, 2016      14 comments

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Today I jogged!
Thursday, June 16, 2016      13 comments

emoticon That's right. I jogged today. I've been cleared by my physical therapist to do so gentle hopping a... Read more
My new favorite exercise
Monday, June 13, 2016      8 comments

Today's workout began with spiderman pushups. For the first time, I was totally able to do them - full plank - no modifications. I'm still two weeks short of my first 90 days of Jeff Cavaliere's AX1 program. Jeff doesn't advocate shor... Read more
A New Form of Motivation for Me
Wednesday, June 08, 2016      12 comments

My insurance plan has a wellness program wherein I've been assigned a nurse who functions as a wellness coach. She calls me once a month to monitor my progress and help me set goals. Her name is Yvonne and I like her. She doesn't quite ge... Read more
So much progress!
Monday, June 06, 2016      10 comments

So today I repeated the AthleanX 400 Challenge. 100 push ups 100 sit ups 100 squats 100 inverted rows for a total of 400 reps. I had a few people ask me what inverted rows were. Here is some guy on Youtube doing them: ... Read more

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