My First VOLCANO Workout!

February 15, 2018

The title doesn’t refer to some hot, trendy new workout. It refers to an actual volcano – a real-life mountain forged from magma that oozed through the earth’s crust, violently altering the landscape of our planet.

I wasn’t in any danger, though. This particular volcano has been extinct for 300,000 years. But it’s a volcano nonetheless. And I worked out there. ON A VOLCANO! I was geeking out. I still am! Read the rest of this entry »

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Four Tips For Eating at a Buffet That I Figured Out During a Vacation in Mexico

January 3, 2018

I spent Christmas on a fantastic vacation in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. My whole family met up there, and we stayed at an all-inclusive resort. And, like many all-inclusive resorts, this one had a lot of buffets.

I haven’t eaten at many buffets since I started losing weight, and the thought of all the buffets was a bit daunting. After all, they Read the rest of this entry »


My 2017 Year-End Progress Report

January 2, 2018

I look forward to this post all year! You know I share my weigh-in results and workout progress report every month. But when a new year starts, I put together a report that encompasses the whole prior year. I find it very interesting and hugely motivating, so let’s get to it!

First, my weight loss chart. I did my first-of-the-month weigh-in, and I’m up two pounds. Read the rest of this entry »


This Balance Trainer Makes Your Whole Workout a Big Game!

December 13, 2017

I got a fun new toy in the mail!

How telling that I call a piece of fitness equipment a toy. That never would’ve happened a few years back! It’s the Modern Movement M-Pad Balance and Strength Trainer. The folks at Read the rest of this entry »


My Final Race of 2017… Was My First Trail 10K! (Del Dios Trail 10K Race Recap)

December 11, 2017

I ended my 2017 race calendar on a high note, along the shores of Lake Hodges in Escondido, California.

And much like the route of the 10K I ran, the story of how I got there is long and twisty, with lots of ups and downs. I’ve only known about this race for less than a week!
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December Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report

December 7, 2017

This post has been delayed a few days, due to the cold that I’ve been fighting, but better late than never! (I’m feeling much better, by the way!) And I’m starting this post with a picture of my scale, because it shows a number I haven’t seen in a while.

Under 250 pounds! Whoa! Time to update my weight loss chart: Read the rest of this entry »


I Finished My All-Levels Bowflex Max Trainer Challenge, and My Calorie Burns are Shocking!

November 20, 2017

I designed a cardio challenge last month, using my Bowflex M5 Max Trainer. You can read all the details here, but basically, I wanted to see if I could complete the Max Interval program at every level of resistance, starting at level 5, all the way up to level 16. The Max Interval program is only 14 minutes, but man oh man, it’s tough!

I recently finished the challenge, and the results were downright stunning!
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