Bonus holiday weekend for those of us who carry two passports! Friday was Canada Day. Yes, I know Canadians aren’t typified as flag-waving, fireworks blasting patriotic like Americans, but in our hearts, we’re absolutely fervent about our homeland. I always wear a maple leaf on July 1st and wish I was home – but I know that the party north of the border is nothing like the party in the lower 48 three days later.
I seem to have caught a case of short-timers disease!
This ‘change the way you eat’ plan keeps pushing me to think differently about not just eating, but also how I approach food. A few weeks ago it introduced the idea that if your ‘Vital Needs’ are met, you will have less stress and be less likely to reach for comfort foods. Less stress also fits into not just eating less, but enjoying life more.
Before I start
making resolutions setting goals for 2016, I figured I should spend a few minutes taking stock of the last year. You know what they say, you have to pat yourself on the back once in a while! Read more
So on Friday morning, at 6:30 am, I donned my bathing suit and crawled into the warm water of the hydrostatic weighing tub in the van parked outside of work. Read more
Today I watched CBS This Morning and they interviewed Jesse Itzler and retired Navy Seal David Goggins. Itzler, a successful entrepreneur who happens to be married to Spanx Queen Sara Blakely, hired Goggins as a 31-day live-in physical fitness coach. Goggins’ one condition for the arrangement was, “just do what I say.” Itzler wrote a book about the experience, Living with a Seal: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet. Read more
G and I are at a “point” in our lives. We have suddenly become conscious that we’re aging. Physically, we’re both in good shape. Yes, we could do to lose a few pounds (me more than him), but fortunately neither of us have any real health concerns.
We are typical late baby boomers – we grew up believing that we would never age. However none of the pharmaceutical companies have yet figured out how to keep us young forever, so we’re beginning to think about what we want to accomplish in our lives while we’re still physically well. Read more
Yesterday, after 14-weeks of training, I ran the World’s Largest 10km race – the Peachtree Road Race. I’ve never trained so long for anything before. I think I put less effort into half of my university courses! Read more
My birthday falls at the end of June, almost exactly half-way through the calendar year. When I was a kid I felt blessed because I had a day of presents every six months. I always thought my birthday fell at the perfect time! Now, as an adult, I look at my birthday a bit differently. I see it as a day to sit back to reflect on the past year, while planning for the new second-half of the year! Read more
The Peachtree Road Race is a week from today on July 4th. It’s 10km, up and down hills on asphalt. I’ve run about a dozen 5k races, but never anything this long, or this hilly. Mile 3 is called Cardiac Hill … not very encouraging, is it? Read more