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Here I go again on my own...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

No Whitesnake here, though I do feel like a drifter that was born to walk alone.

But that's why I'm here, after a 2 year hiatus. For the support of you, the Sparkpeople. I could make excuses for why I didn't make it work the previous times, but I won't. I'll just say that a few things have changed since the last attempt. I'm still gone from home nearly 12 hours a day due to work & the commute, which certainly complicates things, but I'm also in a job that a) places me near a gym and, b) should allow me the opportunity to actually log in to Sparkpeople on a daily basis. I need routine and even small things like checking the site from day to day will help me stay focused.

I'm back up to where I was the last time I was here so I guess the silver lining to that cloud is that my page doesn't require much updating... ;c)

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CBSPECIAL 6/18/2009 8:23AM

    Glad to have you back!

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Week 3

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Just a small update - Down 6lbs for these 2 weeks which isn't much but I haven't done any cardio type work yet. I've been doing some light workouts 3 times a week in the garage just to get myself eased back into a routine and get that initial shock over with. I told myself that I wanted to wait until I dropped the first 10lbs before I did any cardio work. My workouts aren't even all they could be due to a constant 6 year old interruption. I can't fault her but it's a little frustrating that I can't even get 30-45 minutes to myself.

I took my bike to town yesterday for repairs after an entire year (my big wreck was 7 Apr 06) and even got a set of road tires to put on it. I don't have time to get to the trails these days but I'd at least like to get back on the bike, even if I have to ride local roads. It'll also add some good lower-impact cardio to my routine.

I feel good, though, and that's what's important. I've been a bit tired and lethargic lately but I think that's the heat & humidity setting in. It makes you want to just sit inside the air conditioning doing nothing... it sucks the ambition out of you. I'll power through it. Compos mentis.


Holy cow...

Monday, April 23, 2007

I haven't been in skates in nearly 20 years. My daughter was invited out Saturday night to go skating with a friend and I decided to get out there with her and make a fool of myself. I was pretty choppy and sloppy at first and within the first 3 minutes my inner thighs/groin were tired from trying to keep myself upright and stable.

I finally started getting the hang of it after 30 minutes and was having fun. I even got to hear a song that was being played back when I did go to skating parties (Joan Jett)

That was a pretty good workout, too! It's low-impact, music is already provided for motivation, and when I put the numbers in SP (I skated for 90 minutes but only tracked 60 of them since the first 30 were sketchy) it came out to be 600+ calories. It felt pretty close to that. I was exhausted but felt really good later that evening. Plus, like I said, it was fun. That's really important (it's why I stuck with mountain biking up until my big wreck).

Can't wait to get back out there!

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YOUAGAIN 4/23/2007 9:13AM

  Ahhh...I used to work at a roller rink and would love to get on a pair of skates again. I have skated once since then and got the hang of it again just like you.

Happy Sparking!

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Boy behaving badly...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

You see those 3 previous blog entries? Yeah, that's about the extent of each of those attempts have been. Granted, I've been busy with work, things around the house, my daughter's activities and more but those are also excuses. No more.

I'm 30 now and it's time to get off my butt and make the necessary changes. I sold one of my project cars to make room in the garage and spent the last week picking up some items to make a small gym (bench, free weights, elliptical, mats, etc). Now there's nothing stopping me but me.

I've been off the smokes for a little more than a year now (Feb 20), so that's good, but the end result (putting on 40lbs) isn't much healthier.

So.... here goes!

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CHICGEEK 4/18/2007 9:13AM

    So, you're going to be a good boy now??!! Good luck with getting back on track, you know, it is SO worth it! I ran out of excuses last year and I'm so glad I did!-------------------------------
---------------P.S. congrats on quitting the smokes, your daughter's not only a cutie, she's very smart......

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Staying motivated

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

I've been slacking due to a Cozumel vacation with some buddies (and lots of hot wings & beer in Tampa) and then when I returned I was sick for a week then passed it on to my daughter. But now I'm back and trying to step back into things where I was.

I don't want to deal with bodybuilding anymore because it's too much work but I got some light dumbells and yesterday did some upper body work and am surprised that I can feel it today.

I also decided that since I'm not bulking up I could lower my protein requirements. It's been hard sticking to the guidelines I put in place originally so I modified it overall, though just minimally.

I've actually lowered calorie consumption to 1800 and of those will focus on eating 360 in fats (40g/20%), 808 in carbs (202g/45%), and 632 in proteins (158g/35%).

Here's to sacrifices...


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