Friday, November 16, 2012

Happy Friday, I think....

Good Morning!  Wow, two blog post in a row, amazing!  My morning started off a little rough, I'm just having a hard time waking up.  Adding some good coffee is certainly helping the situation, that's for sure.  

For the past two days I've been teaching a class at work so my time is limited during the day so I figured I would post this morning.  I got on the scale this did that happen....laughing out loud.  I gained entirely too much weight over the last 4 years, gross, I feel like the Michelin man!  Oh well, like I said in my last post, it is what it is and it will change.  

I'm looking forward to this weekend.  A bunch of folks at work are participating in the Turkey Bowl for a charity.  Several teams involved in a competitive flag football tournament to raise money for a good cause, always a good thing.  It should be a lot of fun.

Well, time to get to work, make it a great Friday.

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself.  Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.  Wayne Dyer

Thursday, November 15, 2012

What is happening with The Running Man???

So much has happened over the last 3 years, where to begin....

...finally our family is back together!  If you were not aware back in May of 2009 I took a job offer with a company based in northern Alabama.  Instead of relocating we decided as a family that Ashli and Gracie would stay in Greenville and I would commute back and forth on the weekends, kinda of a super commuter if you will.  Amazingly, we did this for over three years before we decided to fully relocate to Huntsville, Alabama. We don't regret our decision as there were may reasons to support the way we handled it but it was time to come back together as a family.

So what about my health and fitness journey?  Well, it took a backseat, more like took the very last seat!  I'm essentially almost back to my original weight before starting my initial journey to a healthier life.  You know what though?  I'm OK with it, it is what it is.

What about your goals of running a marathon or finishing a full Ironman?  Those goals, well, they're still something I want to achieve in my life.  They are still very much in my thoughts on a daily basis.

So, what now?  I don't know.  I'm starting over, I struggle everyday to try and find the motivation to stick to any level of exercise and nutrition.  I know I have lots of excuses, yep, no shortage there.  I also know I still have the desire, and I still have the drive.  I've written a lot of these...Time to get back to it, I'm fat and need to get my fitness goals and stick with it....posts.  I even created a YouTube channel to help keep myself motivated, but I haven't been able to stick with it.

Are you ready now?  Yes I am.  It's time.  It's time to stop all the excuses.  I know the formula, I've done this before...slow and steady wins the race.  The fact is, if I continue my current trends my health will get worse, I'm destroying my body and it's time to stop.  It's time to get my health back for me and for my wife and daughter.

How?  Listen, no detailed workouts or plans's real simple eat less and eat better!  Once I can get the garbage out of my diet then maybe I will look to get in the weeds and develop a road map to create Jason The Running Man version 2.  For now, simple, slow, and steady.  This blog along with my YouTube channel will be important to keep myself on track.  I still want to document life, as it happens.  The ups and downs and everything in between.

So look for more consistent updates to come.  JTRM v2 coming to a store near you.

Strive for progress, not perfection!