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My Life as a Dawg, FIRST training plan
Saturday, March 24, 2018      17 comments

I'll tell you what, Sparkers. Doing Beck Lite has been very helpful for me. I do a quick review of the chapters, check in with my buddy, and I remind myself that I can't be a hypocrite. I gotta practice what I preach. The Dawg Mojo is comin... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, St. Patty's Day 5K
Sunday, March 18, 2018      17 comments

It's been a long time, Sparkers, that I had a race report. And this isn't really a race report because I didn't really race. The St. Patty's Day 5K was yesterday. I have no idea what my real race time is because I circled back to run the la... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Make it Easier to Success
Thursday, March 15, 2018      18 comments

Today's lesson, Sparkers, is Make the Hard Things Easier. (See 8 Rules to Do Everything Better*) The quick summary? Design your environment so it is easier for you to succeed. Don't keep brownies in the house if you want to lose weight. Sleep in... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, making time
Tuesday, March 13, 2018      16 comments

Today's topic fits in perfectly with what I wanted to write about anyway. Today's topic from the essay 8 Rules To Do Everything Better is: Be a Minimalist to Be a Maximalist. I summarized this as", "you can't do it all." If you want to do somet... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Habit Forming
Monday, March 12, 2018      14 comments

Today's edition of reflecting on the essay 8 Rules To Do Everything Better is on point #5: Take Small, Consistent Steps to Achieve Big Gains. Basically, to make lasting change in your habits, it's better to make small, incremental changes. If yo... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Birds of a Feather
Sunday, March 11, 2018      19 comments

I love today's lesson from 8 Rules To Do Everything Better*. The lesson is titled "Build Your Tribe." This is easy to summarize: Birds of a feather flock together. ... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Process, Humility and Beck Lite
Saturday, March 10, 2018      10 comments

The next two points in the article 8 Rules To Do Everything Better* are: Focus on the Process, Not Results and Stay Humble. Quick summary: Focus on self-improvement. Don't stress out over winning or losing. Focus on the things you can c... Read more
Saturday, March 10, 2018      12 comments

WATERMELLEN's status today is: WATERMELLEN will be large. She also wrote a great blog about it and linked to the article that inspired it. Don't take my word for it. Go read it if you haven't already. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, push and rest
Thursday, March 08, 2018      15 comments

I came across an article entitled 8 Rules To Do Everything Better. I keep coming back to it. I thought I'd do some reflective blogs on the various points. Here's the link to the article. Following the link are my thoughts on the first point. ... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, 3 days... Sorta
Wednesday, March 07, 2018      13 comments

As ALICIA363 said in her blog: win some, lose some. Stress eating is going to be the end of me. However, credit where due: I met my exercise goals. Strength training, intervals, and 30 minutes on the stationary bike. I met my nutriti... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, 2 days in a row
Tuesday, March 06, 2018      16 comments

It certainly helps to schedule my workouts and to be accountable, Sparkers. I got in another run/waddle this morning. It was a tight morning, but I got it done. I also planned my meals the night before so it made it that much easier to get ... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Kept my word
Monday, March 05, 2018      19 comments

I did well today. I did my hour of strength training with Andrew and the 6 AM Crew. Then I went outside for a half hour run. Showered at the gym, went to work and ate the breakfast that I packed. For lunch, I skipped the heavy lunch that I packe... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Yo Dawg
Sunday, March 04, 2018      24 comments

Sparkers: Yo Dawg! What happened in February? StrongDawg: Best not talk about it. Sparkers: Why not? StrongDawg: Meh. I hate whining. And I'd end up sounding like a whiner. Or worse, I'd be making lame excuses. Best to move on... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Setting Goals
Sunday, February 18, 2018      17 comments

Sparkers, you have to love how forgiving your body can be. In my effort to not let the scale control my thinking, I've been weighing in on most days. When the scale goes up, I consciously think, "my body is responding to the foods that I eat and... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Phil Rizzuto
Saturday, February 17, 2018      17 comments

Remember that song, Paradise by the Dashboard Light by Meatloaf? The one with the whole Phil Rizzuto play by play? https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=C11MzbEcHlw I have to believe that you are familiar with this song.... Read more

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