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Just breathe
Monday, August 31, 2015      4 comments

Some days are so much harder than others. It might be a day that workouts are easy but the emotional state not so good. Maybe it's a day that food went good but you did not workout. Whatever life throws our way we have to try to find a way... Read more
It ends tonight
Saturday, August 15, 2015      9 comments

i signed my divorce papers this week. While most are celebrating the fact they can get married, I'm becoming a statistic. It's not what I wanted but it happens. Life is moving on and I'm still a huge fan of marriage. Now more than ever I am ch... Read more
Control Freak!
Wednesday, April 29, 2015      2 comments

Damn you food. I can't seem to control you. You have been controlling me. I want it to stop. You are the hinderance to my success. I workout everyday but you are everywhere tempting me with you chocolate and your breads. Just a fry here and a bi... Read more
Good day
Tuesday, April 07, 2015      3 comments

I've had several good days so I am just writing to give an update. I hope everyone had a Happy Easter without too much candy. ... Read more
Thursday, April 02, 2015      2 comments

I have to confess something that is very hard to admit. I am a binge eater. I eat without thinking. I eat until I am beyond full. I sometimes eat in secret. I guess I think I am eating in secret but truth is if you know how hard I work out then ... Read more
It's happening
Wednesday, March 25, 2015      1 comments

I'm officially back on track and it feels good. I got a couple of workout buddies to hold me accountable. I tracking my food and exercise. My next goal is to put my goals in writing. I want to lose 45lbs in the next six months before my tr... Read more
Outsmart Temptation
Tuesday, February 03, 2015      2 comments

TODAY IS THE DAY.... I am trying to outsmart the temptations all around me. From the candy dish at the receptionist desk to the donuts at my coworkers desk, to the vending machine downstairs. I take deep breathes and remind myself I'm in co... Read more
Motivating Others...
Friday, January 30, 2015      2 comments

I just read an article on Sparkpeople about fit families and it made me think about a day a few summers ago. My wife and I were at the park with the kids, all the kids were playing and the adults were sitting on benching. Some playing on their p... Read more
Beautiful Day
Wednesday, January 07, 2015      1 comments

Yesterday, which I call day one, was a huge success. I'm proud that I made it through just focusing on the day. I hit my first Body Pump workout since I broke my foot almost a year ago and it felt great. Next time I will go up on weight since it... Read more
New year, new tides
Tuesday, January 06, 2015      2 comments

I'm ready to start new. I have decided I to take it one day at a time. I cannot judge my future actions or hold on to past mistakes. I have to be thoughtful about what I do today. How I react to the challenges I face today. I want to lose ... Read more
It's a good day
Thursday, September 25, 2014      4 comments

The weight is slowing coming off. The key is I quit stressing about it and just started doing, bam there it is. I still enjoy Sparkpeople and the support I get. It helps that my wife is so supportive about my lifestyle. She's lost 80lbs si... Read more
Friday, August 15, 2014      1 comments

I have recruited a team of people to support and challenge me in new ways. Some are cheerleaders who I barely know, some are workout partners and others are just helping holding me accountable. I have eaten clean most of this week and worke... Read more
6 O'Clock
Tuesday, August 12, 2014      1 comments

I was a the gym and doing spin at 6am this morning. I took Saturday off from workouts but I am on a 3 day streak. I went to the doctor for a check up on Thursday. She lecture for gaining 25lbs since January and having high blood pressure. ... Read more
Monday, August 04, 2014      1 comments

I had a good weekend but over ate. I did a couple hours of yard work on Saturday and played in the pool with the kids yesterday. I gained. Makes me sad but I was back at the gym this morning. ... Read more
Day 4 & 5
Friday, August 01, 2014      2 comments

Then I missed my alarm again on Day 4 but hit the bike for a 45 minute ride. Easy as pie. I love riding. Today I was up in time for spin class but it was a Cycle Interval Training. Which means during this indoor cycling ride you mix interv... Read more

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