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My Fitness Goals, Strategy and Plan for 2012--Part 1
Yesterday I took some time to think carefully about my fitness goals, strategy, and plan 2012. Today I'll share my goals and then in the coming days I'll share my strategy and plan one piece at a time.
My primary goal this year is to becom... Read more
Happy New Year--Finally Have Snow in Minneapolis!
It came at the 11th hour, that's for sure. Last night it finally snowed in the Minneapolis area and though the storm wasn't massive it did dump a couple of inches. It's SO good to see the snow!
Hope you all are having a happy new year!... Read more
I Set an Unbeatable Record Today
As I mentioned a couple days ago, I track lots of things with regard to cycling. One of those things is the latest ride of the year, which in the southern states would be a stupid thing to track since it's warm but which in the northern states h... Read more
Finding my Rhythm Again
Rhythm in life means a lot to me, and when it gets disrupted I struggle. Over the last few months my rhythm of exercise has been disrupted by various circumstances and though the wheels haven't come off the bus has certainly slowed down! I want ... Read more
Took the Road Bike for a Spin Today--In Minnesota!
Hard to believe, but I was able to ride outside today, on a road bike, in Minnesota. I keep track of all kinds of things with regard to my cycling one of which is the latest date I was able to ride outside. Well, this year I think I'll set a rec... Read more
Our Daughter was Accepted at the University of Minnesota!
My wife and i are so proud of our baby--well, she's a big baby now! Earlier today we received the letter of notification that she has been accepted at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. For the moment, she's in the Liberal Arts program bu... Read more
I have now read every Health A-Z article!
It's been one of those "fun" goals of mine ever since I signed up for SP in March of 2009, and today I reached it! I have read every one of the Health A-Z articles, though I must admit that I've not read them all very carefully. Don't really fee... Read more
Our Family is Growing by 3 Today--But Only for 3 Days!
Some friends of our are going to Seattle for a few days and asked if we would take care of their kids while they're gone, and of course we said yes. So today at 5:30 I'll be picking up two teenage girls and a teenage boy, feeding them--oh Lord, ... Read more
My Top 5 Motivators
There are, of course, many things that motivate me to care for my body and pursue health, but this morning I spent a little time thinking about my top 5 motivators. I find this helpful because clarifying the deeper things that drive me on helps ... Read more
Tim Hawkins--Great Comedian
Last night our family went with some friends to see Tim Hawkins in concert--he was hilarious! And he's totally clean as well, which is so refreshing. You can check him out on You Tube or at timhawkins,net.
Hope you have a great day!... Read more
Busyness--The Bane of my Exercise Plans!
I was scheduled to workout today, full body deal I wrote about a couple days ago, but I went to work at 7:30 a.m. and got home at 8:30 p.m. I would love to make up for it tomorrow but again my day starts early--even earlier in fact--and ends lat... Read more
My Favorite Breakfast
I try to vary my meals a bit from day to day so that I don't get bored of certain things but I must admit that I am flat out addicted to my homemade breakfast burrito. Even writing the words is making my mouth water! Here are the details:
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My Full Body Workout Regimen
At this time of year I do a full body workout three times per week, as well as cardio-only three other times per week. The idea is to prepare my body for the rigors of more specific and intense training a little later in the year (my "year" goes... Read more
Good Work Out Yesterday and Today
Over the last few weeks I've been re-establishing my workout routine and so yesterday I did 30 minutes of cardio followed by a 45 minute circuit strength training workout. It felt great. I lifted more weight than I did at this time last year whi... Read more
Lazy Day Today
Today's my one day off per week so I'm just resting and watching some documentaries I've had stored up in my Netflix queue for some time. We had a great weekend celebrating 20 years of marriage, and for that I'm thankful to the Lord, and I'm als... Read more