October Fitness & Health Thoughts

Last night I spent about an hour in the gym, mostly focused on cardio. It’s been a bit since I focused like that. Miss it. Yet I was pleased at my performance. My intermittent workouts haven’t been too detrimental. I noticed my weight creeping back up, though. Probably a function of a dreadful diet. So Read More …

“An evening walk in Edmonds, WA”

I’ve been focusing on getting more exercise lately. Once my focused attracting beautiful women. Now, as I’m in my 50s, I’m more focused on preventing diabetes, and other ailments. Diabetes, in particular, scares me. I’ve seen enough people, though, who have balance issues, strength, and all that. Thus I know there are far more benefits Read More …

Oh, the rollercoaster of weight

Though I’ve been working the past few years on getting my weight down, and been rather successful at it, I’ve been fluctuating between 190 and 200. I hit 190 and, boing, bounce up to 199. I know it’s diet. And getting back on food tracking via the Fitbit app always helps. I find the psychology Read More …

Thinking fitness

Fitness is a key part of my life. Now, I’m as vain as anyone, but that didn’t push me enough. About a year ago the long term issues of being chronically overweight became very clear. Getting winded by a single flight of stairs, seeing friends deal with the painful effects of diabetes, and the continued Read More …

The tyranny of the scale

Just weighed myself. To my horror, I’ve gained 6 pounds! Huh? I’ve been diligent about taking my calories, having solid confidence in my data. My pants are another belt notch tighter. I can see better definition in my upper body. “How could I have slipped”, you might ask. My answer: it’s more complex. Besides running Read More …

New Running Online Community

Over the past few months, I’ve been working hard to get my fitness level back up. Years ago, I was a hard-core runner and cyclist, with many hours/miles logged. Though I’ve slipped on cycling, it’s still a regular part of my life. However, running has not. Back then, there was a zen quality to running Read More …