I Cancelled My Gym Membership and Here’s Why.

October 17, 2016

It’s the end of a chapter in my life: I’ve cancelled my gym membership at Crunch, after four and a half years.


Crunch is a great gym, but it’s time to move on. Read the rest of this entry »

Getting My Fitness On In My Hometown

July 11, 2016

I’m in Michigan, and I’m staying for a few weeks. I’m able to work remotely, so I’m staying with my parents in my childhood home, and I turned their kitchen table into a temporary office. The other day, I addressed a need I have when I travel: the need to exercise. So… I joined a gym. Read the rest of this entry »

A Terribly Awesome Trip Up Jacob’s Ladder

February 18, 2015

Remember the Jacob’s Ladder? Probably not. I’ve only mentioned in once before, in a blog post last May, but it’s a challenging cardio device that’s basically a never-ending ladder. It’s also a Bible story, but that’s a whole different blog post (on a completely different blog).


The rungs move on a circular track, so you’ll Read the rest of this entry »

Hello from Michigan!

December 22, 2014

I’m back in my home state for Christmas, and having a great time. Finished my Christmas shopping, been hanging out with friends, helping my parents with cooking and cleaning. And my parents have a whole slew of new neighbors:


There are deer everywhere. We never used to Read the rest of this entry »

Hopefully Healed and Back at the Gym

June 24, 2014

Yesterday was a big day – my first day back at the gym after a forced week-long hiatus thanks to my hip!



Man, I couldn’t wait to start exercising again. But I’ve been careful – you can never be too careful when it comes to injuries – and played it safe.

My hip was a major problem for most of last week. While it rendered me in immobile and in constant pain for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, things really started improving Read the rest of this entry »

May Weigh-in Results and April Workout Calendar

May 2, 2014

It’s the start of a new month. Weigh-In Time! I’ve already updated my chart:


DOWN 1 POUND. I’ll take it! I’m kinda impressed that Read the rest of this entry »

StairMaster Training Update

February 13, 2014

My big stair climb race up the Stratosphere in Las Vegas is less than three weeks away, and I’ve been working hard to get prepared. I feel like my training got off to a slow start, thanks to my having to recover from a bruised rib, but it’s been picking up, and I still have a few weeks ahead of me.

I’ve spent a lot of time using the StairMaster at the gym. Check out what I did last night:


I climbed 113 floors in 20 minutes! More importantly, Read the rest of this entry »