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Welcome. I'm Brian and this is where I post my goals and accomplishments on I love to hike, bike and be outdoors. I am on a journey towards health and happiness. My biggest obstacle along this road is emotional eating.

I'm always making plans, setting new goals and challenging myself. I recently took up running and mountain biking. Stop by often to see what I'm up to. Leave comments or suggestions below.

Member Since: 3/8/2006

Fitness Minutes: 108,491

My Goals:
~ Live a healthy and active life
~ Maintain my running program
~ Daily yoga and mindfulness
~ Loose 70 pounds

Spring 2016:
~ Emerald City Bike Ride
~ Seahawks 12K
~ Succeed in the Spring 5% Challenge (10 pounds)

My Program:
~ Start the day with yoga
~ End the day in loving kindness
~ Take mindful moments on the back porch

Workout plan:
~ Tuesday, Thursday- Run (40 - 60 minutes)
~ Monday, Wednesday - Strength
~ Wednesday, Saturday - Cross (hiking/biking)
~ Rest - Friday
~ Sunday - Long slow run

Meal plan:
~ Eat a mainly plant-based diet
~ Weekly meal plans and daily journalling
~ 5:2 juicing challenge

~ Participate in the seasonal 5% Challenge
~ Stay connected to my Spark Friends
~ lead and in
~ Change my program regularly to stay engaged

Personal Information:
I live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle. I'm a 50-something technical writer, mountaineer, bicycler, hiker, illustrator, gardener, runner and father of one. I lost my wife in 2014 after an 11 year battle with cancer. I love dogs, but I live with a cat. We don't seem to mind.

Other Information:
Operating instructions:
1) Love yourself for who you are right now.

2) Start living the life you want to live.

3) Live with loving kindness to yourself and others.

4) Dance.

My Community Journal:
The Ultimate Life Journey

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    emoticon You must have sprinted back to the kennel! You beat me my three minutes!
    2 days ago
    I categorized 7 different Workout Routines and put each one on my calendar for a different day of the week. Now to make sure I do them!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Two are routines from the 30 Days Skinny Jeans Challenge that helped me go down two sizes. One I called "Spark TV" and I''ll choose something from their links. One I called Index Cards. I have a card catalogue of physical therapy exercises (for every part of the body) from which I can choose. The cards also include "Balance Ball" and "Resistance Bands" options. One is "Standing Core" exercises, while another is "Fitness Blender's 10x10 Squats Challenge". The final one is "Wild Card" where I can choose anything, including a nap :) I concentrated on lower body because that's where I need the most help.

    emoticon My goal is to travel back in time form the (1)90's to the (1)80's for this challenge! I don't know how I will celebrate the 80's, but I'm buying a poodle skirt when I reach the 150's!
    2 days ago
    I am so glad you are back with us for the summer challenge.I find summer the easiest time it just seems like such a wonderful time to get out there and do things ! Enjoy the season Brian.Does your son ever go hiking with you?
    4 days ago
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    Let the challenge begin!! So Buddy, how are you going to kick off the first weekend of the new challenge? I am going to walk around at work, then tonight if I am feeling up to it, drive an hour to see the best fireworks in the area! emoticon
    4 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Summer! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Looking forward to getting to know you during the Summer Challenge! The most important thing is to have fun :)


    emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Summer! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    5 days ago
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