May Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report

May 3, 2018

Before I begin my monthly deep dive into stats and charts and other general nerdery, I wanted to quickly share a couple more things that I’m celebrating. As you’ll recall from my post earlier this week, focusing on my successes is a great way to quiet the negative emotions that have surfaced since I began my little exercise break.

So here’s something awesome: Read the rest of this entry »

A High-Octane Workout… and a Milestone Three Years in the Making!

July 20, 2016

Two topics to discuss today, both relating to exercise. Let’s get to it!

A HIGH-OCTANE WORKOUT. My buddy Geoffrey is a triathlete, a tri coach, and a group fitness instructor. He extended an offer to me last year to come and take one of his classes. Since I’m finally in town, I was able to take him up on his offer.


I woke up at the crack of dawn and headed Read the rest of this entry »


August 3, 2015

I got a wonderful little message after publishing my last post:


HOT DAMN! I’ve written 1,000 posts! I knew this milestone was approaching, but I hadn’t Read the rest of this entry »

Keep It Up, David… Now in YEAR FIVE!

September 15, 2014

Saturday was a great, big, awesome day.

Happy-Anniversary-To-Me-Graphic Four years ago, on September 13, 2010, I launched this website and published my very first post. Holy guacamole: FOUR YEARS! Since then, I’ve written 875 posts (this is #876) about my efforts to be healthy, eat well, keep active, stay positive, work towards my goals and better myself. I’ve celebrated my accomplishments, been truthful about Read the rest of this entry »

Fitbloggin Part Three: Fitbloggin Friends and Portland Wildlife

July 3, 2013

I’m a little bummed that this is my last Fitbloggin recap post. I had a great time in Portland attending this conference, and I’ve been able to relive all the memories while putting together these posts. But I suppose, moving forward, I’ll have these posts to relive those memories… so it’s time well spent!

Before I dive into Fitbloggin for the last time, I’m really geeked about something else. It’s a big day for Keep It Up, David – so big that I created a graphic especially for the occasion! Break out the champagne, because this is my…


SEVEN HUNDRED POSTS of adventures, creativity, emotions, and pride. SEVEN HUNDRED POSTS of encouragement, struggles and successes. SEVEN HUNDRED POSTS of reminding myself that I’m worth it, and that I should keep it up.

Man oh man! I didn’t have any goals or expectations when I started this blog in the fall of 2010, but if I knew back then that I’d still be going strong 700 posts later, fueled and supported by an amazing group of readers, I’d be floored. Just floored. Big thanks to everyone that swings by, and keeps coming back, just to check in with what’s going on in my little corner of the world.

Let’s dive back into Fitbloggin, shall we? Read the rest of this entry »

The Milestone I Missed

June 29, 2012

It’s been a busy week. I started my new job on Monday (and it’s been going really well), and I’ve been readjusting to being in the work force. Wednesday was a planned rest day, but I’ve exercised all the other days. I’ve been eating really well – I’ve brought my lunch with me to work for the past four days, and additional food for snacks, since I’ve hit the gym before or after work every day this week (except Wednesday).

I’ve been focused on creating new healthy habits, and, in doing so, completely missed a major blog milestone.

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F I V E H U N D R E D !

February 26, 2012

This is my 500th blog post. FIVE HUNDRED! Holy crap!

Back in September 2010, when I started this blog, I had no expectations. I was hoping to create an outlet that I could use as a way to hold myself accountable and keep myself motivated. I didn’t know how long I’d do it, and I didn’t know if anyone else would be interested enough to read it.

This blog is a success. It’s a success because it has helped me, immeasurably, stay on track and stay honest. It has given me a place to celebrate, a place to share, a place to vent, and a place to process the swirl of thoughts that kick around in my noggin.

Then there’s all the wonderful things that I wasn’t expecting: that this blog would be the catalyst for me connecting with people across the country and world – amazing, talented, funny, perceptive people (like you!) who are quick to jump in with advice, suggestions, and their own experiences. I’ve learned a lot as a result of this blog, and I look forward to learning a helluva lot more!

Thank you, readers, for continuing to come back, time and time again, to check in with me. This journey is a tough one, but it is so helpful and comforting to know there are so many people that have my back and are rooting for me. Your time is valuable, and it means so much that you’re willing to give up a few minutes to visit this site. I appreciate it!

I’m not going anywhere. My quest for a healthier life is never-ending. So, I’ll wrap this up the same way I’ve wrapped up the 499 posts that came before it. For the five hundredth time…


Now I’m off to the gym!