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My Five-Part Fitness Strategy for 2012--Part 3, Mental Toughness

Friday, January 06, 2012      0 comments

To reach my primary and secondary goals this year, I have a five-part strategy: (1) Nutrition, (2) Cycling and Running Skills, and for today (3) Mental Toughness. By this I mean six things: Positive Mental Attitude--to succeed, I must beli... Read more

My Five-Part Fitness Strategy for 2012--Part 2, Cycling/Running Skills

Thursday, January 05, 2012      0 comments

A few days ago I share my primary and secondary goals for this year, and then two days ago the first part of my strategy to get there: nutrition. Next on my "strategy" list is developing specific athletic skills as follows: 1. Complete the... Read more

The Grace of God in the Stomach Flu

Wednesday, January 04, 2012      2 comments

I came down with the stomach flu last night and blogged about why I'm grateful to God for it at www.bornoftheword.blogsp
ot.com . Due to this unfortunate, but gracious circumstance, I shall delay any further comments on m... Read more

My Five-Part Fitness Strategy for 2012--Part 1, Nutrition

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      2 comments

Yesterday I shared my primary and secondary goals for the year, and today I want to share the first of my five-part strategy for achieving those goals: nutrition. More specifically, I am committed to the following: (1) Eat a well-balanced ... Read more

My Fitness Goals, Strategy and Plan for 2012--Part 1

Monday, January 02, 2012      1 comments

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!

Sunday, January 01, 2012      3 comments

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

Saturday, December 31, 2011      0 comments

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

Friday, December 30, 2011      3 comments

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!

Thursday, December 29, 2011      4 comments

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!

Saturday, December 17, 2011      5 comments

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!

Sunday, December 11, 2011      2 comments

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!

Friday, December 09, 2011      2 comments

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

Thursday, December 08, 2011      2 comments

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

Monday, December 05, 2011      1 comments

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!

Saturday, December 03, 2011      2 comments

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


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