Some days I’m reminded that we really have to focus on being happy with where we are in our journey. We need to find joy in our achievements. I’ve made huge strides over the last couple of years. I’ve lost 100 pounds I can run 10+ miles without stopping I can run a mile in […]
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My first 10k was a success.
After completing my first goal of running 6 – 5Ks, I’ve moved on to goal #2 6 10ks. I ran my first one this past weekend and it was excellent. I was super concerned about my time. I looked at last years results, and my fastest training time was still towards the low end of […]
What works? Work.
I’ve said it before. This is hard. When you boil it all down, the only thing that works is work. There’s no simple way to do lose weight. You have got to put in the work. I can say this, if you do the work, it will work. You’ve probably heard my mantra, “Eat less, […]
Almost at my goal and I am terrified!
As of yesterday, I’m 6 pounds from my goal. When I saw that number on the scale, I felt something I wasn’t expecting. I felt uncontrollable fear. I thought losing the weight was the hard part. Now that the weight is gone, I think the real hard part is just getting started. I should be overjoyed. […]
I know you want it, but you’ve got to WANT it!
Everybody wants to get in shape. It’s just natural to want to be your best. The problem is it’s not easy. It takes work. Recently I’ve seen many people asking “How did you do it?, How do I get started? I can’t get motivated, what’s your motivation?” The truth is you have to WANT it. […]
Good grief. Who wants to get up and work out?
We all have those days. You know the ones I’m talking about. You get up, swing your feet off the bed and just sit there. You start to wonder, “Why am I doing this?” I know it happens to me. Some mornings, I sit there for a good 10 minutes wondering if I really want […]
Exercise isn’t a miracle worker, but he knows some pretty good card tricks.
Whenever you ask somebody about the best way to lose weight, they always suggest more exercise. I get it. Our bodies were designed to do things. We are animals with a metabolism tailored to actually do work. I’m going to throw this secret out there and duck so I don’t get hit by flying rocks. Exercise is not […]
The dirty secret: Being fat is hard and being skinny isn’t so easy.
I was listening to a recent episode of “This American Life” and it really hit home. I’ve been fat forever. Not because I want to be fat and not because it is easy. Being fat isn’t easy. You get looked at, you get laughed at. You constantly feel like you are a failure. You feel […]
Big Milestone – 75 pounds down, 25 more to go.
I hit a big milestone this weekend. I’m down 75 pounds. When I started at the end of last July, my goal was to drop 100 pounds. I didn’t set a timeline, but I was hoping to lose at least 1-2 pounds a week. I wanted to make it a realistic pace. I didn’t want to […]
Uhh Ohh! Stress fracture means a month off
Looks like I’m taking a month off from my running. The doctor said he can’t see a fracture, but the symptoms and descriptions are very similar. He wants me to take a month off from impact exercises so I don’t get a full fledge fracture. I guess I’ll be hitting the elliptical and exercise bike […]
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