Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Plan is in place...

Updates to this blog will start happening more frequently! Workouts and my day to day experiences will be recorded here.

I have a plan, simple, but structured, it's the way I have to operate to be successful. I' ve had a few goals in my head for a very long time, one of which, the marathon and the reason for this blog and the others I will keep to myself until the time is right to openly discuss. The first step, lose weight and begin to build my endurance, I'm going to need it! Two very important keys initially will be nutrition and exercise and once I get some of this weight off more structured workouts will begin. Stay tuned for the journey that will insue.

I'm on vacation this week and enjoying time with Gracie and if I don't stop typing here now she is going to smack me up, her words not mine! We are headed to go get some Rita's Italian Ice, sugar free ice for me of course!

Have a great Tuesday!

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. Henry David Thoreau

Friday, June 18, 2010

Out of Balance

Life has a way of really tossing you around. There's so much I would like to complain about but I need to avoid from doing so. In August of 2007 I was poised and half way through my marathon training and by October I had every excuse in the book to drop from my goal of running a marathon. Sure, I had plenty of reasons why I didn't run but it makes me sick to think about it. So, for the last 2 years I've been completely disconnected from a healthy lifestyle. Sure, I've had the occasional workout but everything else has just been out of whack.

So, I sit here today June 18, 2010 almost back exactly where I was in May of 2004 before my journey to fitness began. I've gained over 80 pounds and I feel every bit of it. I'm tired all of the time my body aches and I just feel generally like crap. Amazing what lack of healthy foods, sleep, and exercise can do over a 2 year period. So what is it going to take to fix? What is it that is going to motivate me to get back in the game?

What in the world am I going to do?