Level Up Your Character!

Welcome to 2017! I have a few friends doing these “Life Report” style blogs, where they have catchy titles, list their goals, and use the interwebz to keep them accountable. I would like to do that, and I have access to interwebz, and people! I don’t have a catchy title, so since I’ve been playing D&D lately I figured why not do this like I’m gaining XP and leveling up? That also fits with the book I’m reading, again, called the Nerdist Way! More on that later.

Apple Watch for Fitness?

Fitness trackers have been around a looooooooong time. But, as much as they seem to get better they also really just stay the same. Ironically, the best tracker I ever used is also the oldest one I’ve had. But, I think Apple has a handle on things and are going to force fitness tracking to finally move to the next level. Here’s why.

21 Day Fix, Round 1 Results and Review

Yesterday marked the completion of my first round doing the 21 Day Fix. Before I get into what it is and what my experience was, let’s just cut to the chase. Can you get in shape and lose weight in just three weeks while eating a ton of food? Yup. I lost 4 pounds, an inch off my waist, and an inch and a half off my chest while eating about 2300 calories a day and spending just 30 minutes working out. Above that my flexibility has improved greatly and my stamina has gone through the roof. So, there you have it. If you’re still intrigued keep reading. 

The Easter Bunny Cometh

It’s no secret that America doesn’t need a reason to come together and eat a lot of “hearty” food and drink a lot. Easter is definitely one of those times. Gather the family and friends, go to church, come home, eat and drink until you drop, wake up, hate life. That’s generally how it goes. Personally, I ate my face off. Easter falls on Sunday, and Sunday is my cheat day. It’s the day when we get together after work and either head to Steak n Shake for milk shakes and burgers, or we sit around watching TV and playing games at the pub after close. But yesterday was a bit more special as it was an all day affair. I think I ate more sugar and drank more beer yesterday than I have in over a month. I went to bed feeling like utter crap, and woke up much the same way. But, what do I do now? Where do I go from here? Do I look at the fact that I only have three days left in the 21 Day Fix and just give up? Or do I pick myself up, shake off the crumbs, and make the rest of the week great? I’m gonna go for the latter, and here’s how.
1) No regrets! Seriously, regret is going to do nothing but stress you out and piss you off. Take joy in the awesome day you had yesterday. Just don’t regret what you did. You can’t take it back. Time to more forward.
2) Eat great. Make today a new day. Stick to your plan, load up on veggies and fruits. Drink a lot of water.
3) Workout and move. You may not want to do it. You may feel bloated or fat. Well, you aren’t going to get in shape sitting on the couch feeling sorry for yourself.
4) Write it all down. Yep. All of it. Write down what you at on Easter. Write down what you’re eating today. Write down how it all makes you feel.
One day is just a blip on your radar. You aren’t going to gain a ton of weight in one day, and you won’t lose it all in one day. So pick your head up, take a bite out of that apple, and get going!