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Fitness Post: Why Accountability is More Valuable Than Support

This is POST 14 of my “fitness journey” blogging. For backstory, see Post 1,
Post 2, Post 3, Post 4, Post 5, Post 6, Post 7,Post 8, Post 9, Post 10, Post 11, Post 12 and Post 13.]
As we get ready to enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas and all the feasts and sweetness these holidays bring [...]

This is My First Video Blog: How I Lost 24 Pounds and 12.5% Body Fat

This is POST 13 of my “fitness journey” blogging. For backstory, see Post 1,
Post 2, Post 3, Post 4, Post 5, Post 6, Post 7,Post 8, Post 9, Post 10, Post 11 and Post 12.]
In my last post, you’ll recall I told you how I fell off my good nutrition wagon and snarfed 12 [...]

The Down-Side of Losing Weight

The Down-Side of Losing Weight

This is POST 9 of my “fitness journey” blogging. For backstory, see Post 1,
Post 2, Post 3, Post 4, Post 5, Post 6, Post 7,Post 8 and Post 9.]
In the interest of being transparent and offering full disclosure, there are a few negatives associated with my loss of 23 pounds and 12.4% body fat during [...]

6-Mth Fitness Update: “23 lbs, “12.4% body  fat

6-Mth Fitness Update: “23 lbs, “12.4% body fat

This is POST 9 of my “fitness journey” blogging. For backstory, see Post 1,
Post 2, Post 3, Post 4, Post 5, Post 6, Post 7 and Post 8.]
Probably a better headline for this post would be: GETTING FIT IS HARD TO DO.
It has been almost 6 months since I decided to get out of my [...]

Spot Reduction: We Can Stop Believing

Spot Reduction: We Can Stop Believing

I tell Steve that I’m actually able to see some of my abdominal muscles now, but not all of them. “I can see the top muscles, but still not much near the bottom,” I explain, pointing to my pooch belly.

To this, he says, “Well the only way you’re going to get rid of that is with intervals.”

My Fitness Journey: What’s Next?

My Fitness Journey: What’s Next?

In four months, I’ve lost 18 pounds and 9.3% body fat. I’ve done 21-mile day hikes in the Wind River Range and summited the Grand Teton. Now, many close to me, including myself, are asking “What’s next?” Here’s what’s next for me and my fitness goals.

4-mth Fitness Update: “18 lbs, “9.3% body fat

4-mth Fitness Update: “18 lbs, “9.3% body fat

This is POST 6 of my “fitness journey” blogging. For backstory, see Post 1,
Post 2, Post 3, Post 4 and Post 5.]
I woke up a little nervous this morning. You see, today marked my weigh-in, body-fat check and fitness testing at Elemental Gym. I’ve been working with personal trainer Steve Bechtel for 4 months now [...]

Commitment, the Dreaded Thing

Commitment, the Dreaded Thing

“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.

I’m Having My Cake & Eating It Too

I’m Having My Cake & Eating It Too

[This is Post 4 about my mid-life training program. For backstory, see Post 1,
Post 2 and Post 3.]
Today, I’m going to have my cake and eat it too. It’s my birthday. I deserve it.
This seems reasonable, don’t you think? The thing is I’m a little hard on myself. I’m not a recovering alcoholic but I [...]

My fitness journey, switchback #2

My fitness journey, switchback #2

Hi there. This is post #2 of my reporting on, and sharing of my personal training program. I will be posting every week or two about my progress and learnings.
In case you missed it, here is Post 1, “A Mid-Life Training Program.”, which provides backstory.
So, if you’ve been following along, or know me, [...]