I'm SO Tired
It's been a long day and I'm beat but I'm hanging in there and trying to fight for health! Hope you had a good one today.... Read more
I was Afraid of This
After 10 months of eating well I am slipping back into some old habits. The one thing I feared when I started this journey in January was that I would grow bored or what have you and just slip back into my old way of life. This is beginning to h... Read more
Another Great Day
Pretty uneventful day today but I was able to continue avoiding caffeine--14 days in a row now. Oh how I love feeling so calm again and in control of my mood!... Read more
About 10 Days Without Caffeine and Feeling Good!
Caffeine and I don't get along very well over time. I get moody, intense, my energy swings up and down rather abruptly, etc. Every once in a while I forget what it's like and start using caffeine again to help me through a day or week, but I alw... Read more
VOTE: What Should I Eat for Breakfast
What do you think I should eat for breakfast?
1. Breakfast Burrito: tomato, onion, spinach, eggs, cheese
2. Oatmeal & Mixed Berries
3. Cranberry Almond Cereal & 1 Piece of 7-Grain Toast... Read more
You'll Never Read This
Sorry, it's Oct 31 and I thought it would be fun to play a "trick" rather than give a treat! Post a comment if you DID read this!
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Off to retreat today
I have the privilege today of enjoying a 24 hour, all expenses paid retreat in lovely Chaska MN. I'll be meeting with several other pastors to discuss the nature of biblical leadership in the church, and I'm so grateful for the opportunity.... Read more
"Couch Potato to 5K" Run #7
Today is the middle workout in my quest to complete the "Couch Potato to 5k" plan. I'm set to start with a brisk walk, run for 90 seconds, walk for 90 seconds, run for 3 minutes, walk for 3 minutes, and then repeat the whole cycle once. I really... Read more
I survived my "run"
Well, yesterday was workout one of week three of the "Couch Potato to 5k" plan. After a good warmup, I ran for 90 seconds, walked for 90, ran for 3 minutes, walked for three and then repeated once. I then walked for another 10 minutes bringing t... Read more
"Couch Potato to 5K" Week Three
Okay, here we go, I hate running, oh how I hate running, and yet I'm so compelled to try anyway. So I'm off to do the first workout of week three in the couch potato to 5k program. I'll run for 90 seconds, walk for 90 seconds, run for 3 minutes,... Read more
Creatine & Weight Gain
On the advice of the manager of my gym I've started using creatine as part of my strength training supplements. The label says that some people see a weight gain of up to 5 pounds in the first week or so, for me it's been 2-3. It's water gain, o... Read more
Off for my fifth run in the "couch potato to 5k" plan
So far so good. I completed week one no prob, week two was a little more challenging for me even though it only calls for me to run for 90 seconds at a shot. I have always hated running and honestly I wondered a couple of times how I could possi... Read more
Not Feeling Well Today
I'm detoxing from caffeine and I feel horrible right now. I know I'll come out of it in a day or two but wow do I ever hate these "dulldrums." However, I must say that I'm so thankful to the Lord for giving me a few days where I could get by wit... Read more
Back on Track with Food--And it Sure Feels Good!
For the last couple of days I've turned the tide back around and have been eating very well. I can already feel the difference, although I wasn't eating that bad. It's amazing how the body rebels against us when we don't give it what it needs.
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Over the last couple of months strength training has become an important part of my exercise regimen. After consulting with two experienced, trusted friends I've started using the following supplements:
Whey Protein in the morning and post... Read more