So far so good. I have been true to my challenge and have neither stepped on the scale nor watched television all month. To be honest, the greater of the two challenges has been the scale. I would have never imagined how much I value it's validation. It isn't good enough to say I cooked everything … Continue reading Fitness Check-in: Back in the lab
Getting and staying in shape is hard work, but nobody said it has to be lonely. In fact, experts agree that working out with a group not only holds you accountable, but it breaks up the monotony that often leads to boredom when working out alone. Enter District Tri. Last October I met up with … Continue reading Secret Weapon: Get a crew!
I am breaking no new ground by telling you that there is not enough time in the day for all of the things I would like to get done. It is a challenge that most of us suffer from. My approach to 2017 is to find those things that overlap several interests. Bonus points given … Continue reading Secret weapon: Thursday Night Dance Party!
For as long as I can remember, annually on January first, I have proudly proclaimed that the new year belonged to me. Mostly, what I intended to do each year differed, but unequivocally, the year was mine. I've had some really good years -I completed some races, became a father, and added some life … Continue reading So what makes 2017 any different?
The Good news is I have lost 25 pounds, and I am halfway to my 50 pound goal. While there is no bad news, there remains lots of room for growth. When I bowl I use a 12 pound ball. To think that I just dropped two of them is unbelievable. As an indicator that … Continue reading Halftime
Friday as I prepared to leave work, a co-worker mentioned his plans to attend a lecture given by Chef Marcus Samuelson. Having seen Chef Samuelson in a number of Food Network contests and shows but knowing little about him, I decided to tag along. I could not have made a better decision. Chef Samuelson was amazing. … Continue reading Food for Thought
-- Apologia -- Just when you think you've got the hang of something, expect the unexpected. This morning (7-26-12) I came up with a title I thought would be good for my weight-loss update post, so I whipped out my trendy gadget phone, opened my wordpress app and typed in the name. I then saved … Continue reading Gut Check 2.0
While it'd be ridiculous to suggest that my family created competition, I can assure you that we've perfected it. It'd be easier to understand if we were a tightly clustered group all around the same age, but that ain't the case. My fierce family competition features yours truly at 36 living in Washington DC, my … Continue reading Game on!
I believe in the universe. To be clear, I am a Christian and am finding my way -but aside from my religious beliefs, I believe in the universe, as a force of energies that are neither good or bad but can be harnessed for either cause. When we manifest to the universe, we create energy … Continue reading Push back
So today was my aws (fancy government acronym for alternative work schedule a.k.a. MY DAY OFF). My mother is in town visiting from California so I've been looking forward to today for a while. When you have a kid, the faster you come to grips with some universal truths, the better. Chief amongst them is … Continue reading A.W.S.