Sunday, December 17, 2017

Fall Down 7

Get up 8.

After being extra active yesterday  I caved to BBQ and ice cream.  Offsetting all those calories I had burned.

Its a new day.  GET UP and DO BETTER.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

In Does Not Have to be Exercise

Find something fun to get your heart rate up.

I choose hiking, camping, and bushcraft.

Try hunting for and chopping firewood with a fixed blade knife!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Another Grind Day

Not much to say today except practice CONSISTENCY, no matter how mundane, to build DISCIPLINE.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Get Up and GO

Get your exercise done first thing in the morning.  Prepare the night before.  Then when that alarm goes off DO NOT THINK.

Roll out of bed, GET UP and GO.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

I Don't Want To Blog

Doing it anyway to build DISCIPLINE OF CONSISTENCY.

And now I feel a little better.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Channel Frustrations and Anger

Take those frustrations and any anger and use it for fuel to do better.  I had to this morning when I had enough of the number on the scale.  I PUSHED harder on this morning's workout than I have on any other in a while.

Monday, December 11, 2017

It Feels Good

In the studying I do to improve I learned that completing planned tasks feels good.  To complete a planned task actually releases endorphins.  No matter how small the task.

Completing this blog this morning, I can attest to the fact that it feels good.


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sometimes You Just Miss

Apparently blogging yesterday did not make it as one of my priorities.  I just now, when my daily alarm went off, realized I failed at this yesterday.


It appears I need more discipline for better CONSISTENCY.

In addition to my afternoon alarm I will set a morning alarm.  I will work to blog first thing in the morning before I am caught up in the day's other priorities.

The afternoon will remain as a safety catch.

Friday, December 8, 2017


Some days you just don't feel like doing it.  Do it anyway.


Thursday, December 7, 2017


It helps me to act publicly in front of like minded people.  I want to help motivate them and I do not want to be ashamed by letting them see me fail.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Slippery Slopes

I am back on track with diet; but as sure as water is wet, my recent lapse has made it a difficult not to want taste all that unhealthy goodness again.

I am sitting here trying to visualize  stepping on the scale tomorrow.  I visualizing a healthier body and better quality of life.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Build vs. Destroy

I fight for days to lose .25 pounds.  I stumble 1 day and gain over two pounds.

Stay focused.  The road is long enough.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Results of Allowing Emotions Control You

I weighed 2.5 pounds more today than yesterday.

Yesterday I ate to feel good.  I drank too.

I did this to counter the anger and sadness I felt about a personal matter in my life.

Today, after the damage is done, I am over those emotions.  I was never emotional about what the scale read this morning.  I knew what message the scale was going to bring.

Now what I am FIGHTING again is the desire to have a cold beer, some nacho's, and cheesecake for supper. 

That evening trigger is wanting to be pulled.  Those neural pathways of bad habits are trying to spark.

It is hard,  but NO,  I will not regress two days in a row.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Emotional Triggers

I did great last night.  I woke up .25 pounds lighter.  Then an emotional trigger set me off this morning.  I fed my emotions with junk food.  A habit to feel better. 

I must work on that weakness.

Saturday, December 2, 2017


I sit here buying a platter of wings for a family party while my wife is back home helping my mom make chocolate candies.

It is going to be a tough night.  I have got to dig deep and be STRONG.  Like Thanksgiving I must avoid the sweets.  I must eat a moderate portion.  I must avoid the ice cold beer.  (Ouch that hurts).

I will NOT let the winds of pain NOR pleasure blow me off course.

I WANT a BETTER physical quality of life.  Those little kiddie sweets will drag me backwards!  That alcohol will NOT fuel my body.  Stuffing myself will literally WEIGH ME DOWN!

NO! NO! NO, I will NOT let weakness win tonight.  I WILL BE DISCIPLINED!

Friday, December 1, 2017