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Hi. I'm Brian and this is where I post my goals and accomplishments on I love to hike, bike, run and be outdoors. I am on a journey towards health and happiness. 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.

*I borrowed this from MAGGIE805

Member Since: 3/8/2006

Fitness Minutes: 137,647

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

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

Workout plan:
~ Darebee every day! (
~ Tuesday, Friday- Run (40 - 60 minutes)
~ Monday, Wednesday - Strength & mobility workout
~ Wednesday, Saturday - Cross (hiking/biking/walking)
~ Thursday - Rest
~ Sunday - Long slow run

Meal plan:
~ Eat a mainly plant-based diet
~ Weekly meal plans
~ Daily journalling

~ Participate in the seasonal 5% Challenge
~ 100 Days of Weight Loss
~ Stay connected to my Spark Friends
~ Change my program regularly to stay engaged

Personal Information:
I'm a 50-something technical writer, mountaineer, bicycler, hiker, illustrator, gardener, runner and father of one. I live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle. 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:
Life's operating instructions:
1) Love yourself for who you are right now.

2) Live the life you want to live. Start right now!

3) Live with loving kindness to yourself and others.

4) Dance.

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    Thanks for the massage Goodie. I am going to search YouTube for diy head massages!
    5 days ago
    Thanks for the pizza - I switched my Saturday staple to salad and ice-cream today! I've had a fair old mixture of dairy and vegan alternatives recently - I have been using Greek Yoghurt, and vegan cheeze; tonight I had cottage cheese and ice-cream. This afternoon I stopped at a vegan street-food van on the seafront and had a coffee - and she said 'almond or soya milk?' - it was refreshing to be presented with only vegan choices. I also had a piece of her chocolate mint brownie - it's been one of those days - a bit sweet.
    13 days ago
    I'm glad to know that the wildfires are a long way from you - on the map they look like they're right on your shoulder in the Harrison Lake East - I guess that's hours away from you. It's hard for me to imagine the distances in your country as I've always lived on this little island!

    Blueberries are spot on - I bought some yesterday, grown in England, for a salad mixture I saw in the local store's monthly magazine - it's blueberries, pear, rocket and cottage cheese. I'm having that tomorrow. It sounded appealing, low carb, and a nice mixture of textures.
    14 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/4/2017 2:20:46 PM
    Hello. I have been
    1. Emptying a 4,000 sq ft antiques store into a 130 sq ft livingroom (10-14 hour days/7 days a week)
    2. Taking care of hubby when complications arose during his surgery recovery
    (He is improving now)
    3. Getting kicked out of school
    ** just kidding ** well kinda - I had to reapply to prevet because they kicked me out of prevet when I graduated with a human services degree
    4. Straightening out my records at school so I have my financial aid back
    5. Seeing my daughter and 4legged grandchildren
    *All this while on doctor ordered bed rest
    That's my July in a nutshell. I kinda remember fireworks in there somewhere.

    What beautiful areas have you hiked?

    28 days ago
    Thank you so much - that was a lovely surprise! Both the massage, and the mantra. I've written the mantra in my little notebook and will use that one later today.

    29 days ago
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