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Long time no see!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Wow! I haven’t realized it’s been SO long since my last blog entry! Has it really been that long? I have not been on my game at all, “Good grief,” as Charlie Brown would say.

As mentioned, I haven’t been on my game. Maybe I have, I've just changed a few of my rules. I have pretty much given up on logging my calorie intake. One day I decided that the need to log my intake was unnecessary, now that my eating habits have changed, so I thought I would test without logging and see how I do. I’m doing well.

At the current moment, I’m teetering between 178 lbs. and 180 lbs. At last weigh-in, yesterday, Sunday, I was at 179 lbs., up one pound from what’s on my weight ticker on my SP page.

I continue my strength training by combining the use of dumbbells and the Bowflex together. I feel with certain exercises I get a better burn from the use of dumbbells, and other exercises, I get a better burn from the use of the Bowflex. By combining the two, I get a better “feel” from a workout.

My main source of cardio continues to be gained by running, via coaching my wife and son with the C25K program. My wife has voiced an interest in wanting to run with me but needs the program to buildup her cardio and stamina. My son on the other hand, has decided to join the Coast Guard and has to meet a certain physical criteria. He is an avid gamer and has never been subjected to, or forced to perform serious exercise. Seeing as he has a 6-9 month waiting period before entering into the Guard, I have time to work with him. I might add though, he does very well on the running part of the program. Of course my son stands 6’ 01’ at 154 lbs. with 7.6% body fat and has a running stride equal to that of a giraffe!

After completing the C25K program, I’ll be back to my usual running schedule, my son will be able to meet his running requirements (Run 1.5 miles in 12:54) for the Guard, and my wife will be able to run alongside me on runs , which will thrill me to no end!

Life has been keeping me from being as active as usual on the site, but I’m not gone! I still leave signs of life here and there, I just have a lot of projects going on. My son is going into the Guard, house duties (A/C issues), work, Oni-Con (Anime) costumes to plan for the convention in October, yada, yada, yada!

Anyway, don’t lose hope in me. I hope all of you are enjoying the Summer, not so much the heat, but the Summer. Be careful in the heat, and be good to your bodies…it’s the only one you get!
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    Rock on Brother! You are doing great! Glad to see the ripple effects taking place in your family. Way to go. Thank you as well for your comments and suggestions, super helpful for me! Looking forward to sharing this journey with you.
    3758 days ago
    Glad to hear from you again. It seems that this healthy lifestyle has taken root in your life. That is awesome. It is also good to know that you can do this without logging everything in. You know that if you feel yourself not making the progress you want to, you can decide which features you need to use here and what you can do without. Go got it under control!

    Good luck with your running goals. I was so excited the first time my husband ran with me. Of course, he is more of a runner than I am, so he slowed his pace to match mine. It was really fun for me to be able to do that with him. Your wife will really appreciate it when you guys finally get to run together.
    3759 days ago
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    I am glad to hear that you are still doing the things you need to be doing, but I sure miss your presence here on the site!!

    I got your mail by the way, My computer has just been being weird so I wasn't able to reply to it!
    3760 days ago
    Glad to see you post again. That is awesome for your son, I hope he gets everything out of the Coast Guard he wants. Good luck with everything!
    3760 days ago
    You, of all people, I DON"T lose hope for!!!
    In fact, whether you blog or not, you're an inspiration and a positive influence on all of us. On me, anyway.

    I weigh as much as your son, and I'm a foot shorter (no I don't have a peg leg).

    Eeek! I've got to continue with my own program, and IN EARNEST.

    Have fun getting you and your family in shape.

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    3760 days ago
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