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Glad for a light Exercise Day

Thursday, June 18, 2009      0 comments

I've had a couple of good, hard workouts in a row this week and so today the plan is to take it easy and let my body heal up. I'll just be walking for 30 minutes or so. And I'm glad. I need a little break!... Read more

18.2 mph was not an Anomaly

Wednesday, June 17, 2009      1 comments

The other day I went for a bike ride, 17.2 miles, and averaged 18.2 mph. That's very fast for me, I've only ridden that fast a handful of times in my 10 years of biking. I thought it was an anomaly but I went for a 22.0 ride yesterday and, I'll ... Read more

Riding in the Rain

Tuesday, June 16, 2009      0 comments

I just put everything together so that I can go for my daily bike ride. It's been threatening to rain all day but hasn't. And--you guessed--now that I'm 5 minutes from taking off it's starting to rain. Oh well, I'm a Baptist, so what do I care! ... Read more

I Think I Have to Exercise More

Monday, June 15, 2009      0 comments

I've been stalled in my weight loss for the last couple of weeks. Last January I weighed 242 lbs and realized that something had to happen. My dad died of his second heart attack at 51 years old, just 9 years older than I am now, and I did... Read more

Ah Yes, a Day Off

Sunday, June 14, 2009      0 comments

Last week was insane--I worked 15+ hours per day for seven straight days! And boy am I tired! So tomorrow is my one day off each week and am I ever glad it's here. I'm laying down even now at 7:00 p.m. and I probably won't get out of bed, except... Read more

Motivational Quote of the Day

Saturday, June 13, 2009      0 comments

Today on the SP front page, Sir James M. Barrie is quoted as asking, "Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than necessary?" In a word, "Yes!"... Read more

Whew--I'm Finally Done

Friday, June 12, 2009      1 comments

I've been working on a project for my doctoral degree this week which was due today--in fact, if I didn't get it in I would have flunked my current course. I way underestimated the work I had to do for the project and thus have put in about 50 h... Read more

Pushing a Power Mower

Thursday, June 11, 2009      0 comments

Well I took the brave step of pushing the power mower UPhill today. It was actually a pretty cool workout and made mowing the lawn more fruitful for my overall health plan. Hmmm, what shall I try next, adding weight to the mower?... Read more

Busy Day, Great Day, Gotta Go!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009      1 comments

Busy Day, Great Day, Gotta Go!... Read more

Exercise Helps me to "Digest" Ideas

Tuesday, June 09, 2009      0 comments

Today I've been researching a paper for a doctoral course which I then have to outline this evening. But the problem I'm having is that my brain is on "overload" and I can't think straight. My brain is full of substance but so full that I can ha... Read more

Learning to Eat Slowly

Monday, June 08, 2009      0 comments

I read an interesting article in Healthy Lifestyle => Nutrition today about the benefits of eating slowly. I was surprised to see how much is really involved in this simple habit and I did feel encouraged, even excited, about slowing down a litt... Read more

Think Soberly, not Highly, of Self

Sunday, June 07, 2009      0 comments

On today's front page SP has the following quote: "Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate." I do understand the general logic of this quote but there's a more important referent to which we ought to compare our... Read more

The Groundwork of all Happiness

Saturday, June 06, 2009      0 comments

This morning on the SP front page, Leigh Hunt is quoted as saying, "The groundwork of all happiness is good health." I don't agree. Good health is an important component of happiness but it is not the ground of it. In fact, if one gets the... Read more

Thanks SP for Target Heart Rate Article

Friday, June 05, 2009      0 comments

I read a great article today under the health-->fitness category about determining your target heart rate. I've been cycling for a decade now but I'm also cheap so I've never bought a heart rate monitor. And now SP has given me several, fairly a... Read more

A Little Each Day Yields a Lot Over Time

Thursday, June 04, 2009      0 comments

Yesterday I mentioned in my blog that I'm riding my bike much faster than expected at this time of year (yesterday I put in 15 miles at an average of 17.7 mph, which is fast for me). As I reflected on this yesterday, it struck me that the reason... Read more

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