I posted My Journey Part 1 a while ago. But I am sad to say that even though I was super motivated at the time and I did make some changes in my life they havent been as significant as I thought they would be. I am down 10lbs from my last post…Continue
So here I am, starting to put myself out there more. Maybe as an accountability check for myself. Ive been on and off my diet for a few years now. Initially I went from a completely unathletic 332 lbs down to a somewhat althetic-for-my-size…Continue
It's 4 in the morning, and since I've deemed this proper blogging hour, here goes. I've put on some weight. I've had the pleasure of being on this weight loss journey for a several years, and though I'm a habitual "wagon faller…Continue
I noticed this past new year's, I've seen more people posting on social media about how the're going to stop saying "Yes" and saying "No" more often. And I get it. My fiance is one of those people, and it's because she's such a giant sweetheart.…Continue
The hardest thing that I have found with the Dolce Diet is the conversion of family to eat the proper diet. My youngest daughter is quite easy; she just eat what we give her now. But my oldest daughter and son - have some trouble adjusting. I…Continue
We all know the benefits of having a carrot dangling in front of us. Whether it be a cool medal, a pampering post-race massage or the satisfaction of finishing an event, a goal will help fuel your desire to run. The first thing you may notice in the goal above is there isn't a promise of learning to run 30 minutes in two and a half weeks and the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound. I don't roll that way. In fact, I don't because that was my strategy when I first tried to learn to run and it ended in tears and failure every time. It wasn't pretty. The goal to run 30 minutes in two to four months may not produce the same amount of searches online, but it will produce a lot more runners who love to run and who perform well. When you love something, you want to more of it. When I say a smart goal, I mean setting a target without an exact date. Let's face it--how many of you are able to arrive on time in air travel. Learning to run works the same way. Life happens, a lack of sleep kills your energy and your performance and motivation are affected by a number of other variables. If you run with the flow of your life and the proper rate at which your body can adapt to running, you will progress more efficiently and have more fun along the way. This means pushing on the days you feel good and easing back on the throttle when you are having a day that makes your head spin.