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FITx50 \ week 19

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FITx50 \ week 19

This is my favorite Christmas picture for several reasons. For purposes of this post, the expressions illustrate the yin and yang of fitness and dieting. Santa’s look is how I feel after I blow my diet.

The sly grinning kiddo is how I feel once I’ve logged in the exercise and managed to avoid the sweets. I also think its funny because the photographer failed to notice the “horned” candles behind Santa’s head.

This week, I can say my FITx50 focus sided with the kiddo’s expression of satisfaction gained through exercise and moderation in diet.

Still moderate temps have allowed for evening jogs, which lead to very light eating at night. Heading into a hectic weekend that includes my city’s Christmas parade, it’ll be a challenge to exercise.

Momentum Gym’s child care services and Saturday’s community workout session will make finding the time much easier. Squeezing into gym time is much better than squeezing into pants.

See you next week,

Scott

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FITx50 \ week 18

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You thinking what I’m thinking?

Breakfast? No, but it was delicious yesterday. Delicious but not over indulged. I made it through this holiday by eating great food, with family and friends. Before i got a bit full, guess what? I stopped.

Planning ahead, i also anticipated the desserts, so I made an effort to up the exercise leading up to T-Day. And….I plan on enjoying a great community post-holiday session of crossfit Friday morning.

So what was the lesson this week? Not sure. Just don’t stuff yourself silly perhaps. Getting fit still tastes better than getting full. I trust you all are sticking to your individual plans – Plan is the key here. You gotta do to stick to it.

Happy Holidays,

Scott

 

FITx50 \ week 18

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FITx50 / week 17

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FITx50 / week 17 and this has been my approach of late.

After last week’s post-travel and fancy food eating festival I returned to the crossfit gym. I was greeted by the realization that at closer to 50 than I was weeks ago, shape, like the space station, is something just waiting to drop.

Some crazy workout call Down Sally Up – yeah, that’s what I said – I got the down part pretty good.

Okay, mostly I’m kidding but this little kitten was so darn cute, i had to include him somewhere. I’m back to cutting portions in half and exercise. I’ve also gotten pretty decent at headstands, which as I understand isn’t good after having a March spinal surgery. But it’s titanium right??

This week was a good transition from sloth to beast. Look out next week – I’m back on track.

Happy health to you,

 

Scott

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FITx50 \ week 16

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Week 16?

What happened to weeks 14 & 15? Well, that’s what I want to know. It’s crazy how trips to south Florida and the Carolinas can easily take you off your game plan.

Seriously, I’m like a bald tire spinning in marsh grass. I had to reintroduce myself to my friends at Momentum Crossfit, my Trek Madone 6.9 won’t even look at me and ice cream and I have been joyously reunited. How?

That’s my struggle. Weeks to months of sustained discipline followed by weeks to months (oh no, please no) of excuses, alibis and hushed alarm buzzers. My long-term goal of being FITx50 is still in sight with a March 2015 birthday, but I’d hoped for a sustained approach instead of a mad dash.

There, I said it – HOPED. That’s the issue. The term should be PLANNED for a sustained approach. As a long-time SWAT commander I understood the value of “Fail to plan / Plan to fail.” I’ve broken my own rule for survival / success. Now, I need to practice the first rule of digging holes.

When you find yourself in one, stop digging.

See you next week with a plan instead of a shovel in hand.

FITx50 \ week 16

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FITx50 \ week 13

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Did I Do That?

The Warrior Dash is in the books, and I’m super energized with motivation and memories. While it wasn’t the most physically challenging thing I’ve accomplished, it was one of the most enjoyable. Why?

It was a short-term health / fitness goal associated with a cause greater than losing a pound or two and flexing some rusted muscle. I’ve already set another goal to get me through the holiday season. So I encourage you to do the same.

Don’t be that New Year baby every year – I’ll start on January 1, or after Mardi Gras, or Easter, or by the end of next summer. Do it now.

In addition to setting various ranging goals is surrounding yourself with like-minded people. They say misery loves company? Well, so do healthy, positive people. A main reason why this Warrior Dash was so memorable was the people – especially my family. Besides my sisters who came to supper, cheer and photograph, two of my nieces and a nephew joined our fund / fun raising team.

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That’s a wrap from this warrior who’s another benchmark crossed and another week closer to rocking the half-century mark in a sensibly healthy lifestyle.

Find something fun and fitness centered and Do It.

FITx50 \ week 13

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