Monday, January 11, 2010

Weekend Workouts...

This weekend I got in some good workouts and watched some good football, does a weekend get any better than that?

60 Min Elliptical
5.7 Miles

65 Min Elliptical
6.1 Miles

65 Min Elliptical
6.1 Miles

So far I've dropped 14 pounds mostly fluid so I expect that to taper off for January. I got up at 5am this morning to get my cardio done early and in a fasted state. It feels good to have the cardio workouts done today now I just will watch my calories.

I didn't get a chance to get back to SC this weekend so that was kind of a bummer, I miss my family but I'm looking forward to getting back this weekend. Gracie turns 7, oh man does that make me feel old! I can't believe she's going to be 7! We got her a Wii Fit which she’s been asking for and a few other things. Well, time to get to work, have a great day.

"If I could wish for my life to be perfect, it would be tempting, but I would have to decline, for life would no longer teach me anything." Allyson Jones

Friday, January 8, 2010 the word of the day....

It is very cold here in northern Alabama with the temp around 14 degrees. Left work a little early yesterday and went down to the gym and got in a good 55 minute cardio session and then spent the evening watching the BCS national championship game, Roll Tide.

Last night I slept like a baby and I feel great this morning. Since last Sunday morning I've lost a total of 12 pounds which is pretty much all fluid but a great start to getting myself back in shape and ultimately finishing my goal of running a marathon, one of the reasons for this blog. I need to stick with the low impact cardio here for a little bit and shed some more weight before hitting the road and pounding my knees and ankles into submission! As far as nutritionally goes I'm pretty much dialed in as I've already passed up a lot of junk I would have normally consumed like pizza, cookies, and ice cream, a big win for me there.

Well, I'm off to get some work done and plan to hit the gym later today. Make it a great day!

“When negative things happen to you in life look at them as an opportunity to better yourself and use as a tool to have a positive impact on others.”
Jason Chantelau

Thursday, January 7, 2010

My how time flies...

I can't believe it’s 2010, wow, so much happening with me these days. My fitness has suffered greatly over the last 2 years. I figured what better time than the start of a new year to get myself back in shape. I could blame my lack of fitness on a lot of things that have happened over the last 2 years but it's time to just look forward.

I'm back on point with my diet and losing this extra weight I've been carrying around for the last year and this journey to good health and fitness has to be a major priority in my life in 2010.

I'm still enjoying my job in Huntsville, AL. What a great company I work for and it appears the future is looking very bright. We've been acquired by a very large company in the mid west that gives us great leverage in the market place of Data Center Management. We can take our end to end management solutions to the market place with greater flexibility, giving our customers that single pane of glass they need to manage their infrastructures more effectively and efficiently. I am excited to be a part of that process this year.

I plan to keep this blog rolling back along in 2010 and oh yeah one more thing....