July 19, 2018
I’m back in Los Angeles after two weeks in Michigan. The first week was spent in St. Joseph, but I haven’t shared much about my second week, except for the awesome motivational speaking gig that happened one night. So there’s a lot to catch up on!
Before I get to the onslaught of food photos, I wanted to start with an update about Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
August 8, 2016
I’m back home in Los Angeles. I had a wonderful trip, but it feels so good to be sleeping in my own bed again, for the first time in six weeks. Kinda hard to believe it’s been so long, but as the cliched saying goes, time flew by. Good thing I Read the rest of this entry »
July 31, 2016
I had a good, sweaty time taking my friend Geoff’s High Octane class last week, so when he invited me to another workout, I jumped at the chance. All I had to do was show up at Belle Isle Beach on Saturday morning at 8am. Wait, what?
In addition to Read the rest of this entry »
December 28, 2015
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! My Christmas was muy excellente – I spent the week with my entire family in Mexico. It was a fun-filled, busy, active week… although there was still plenty of hammock time.
We all met up in Cozumel, an island near Cancun. There were 13 of us, and we Read the rest of this entry »
August 19, 2012
I had never been so nervous to be at the beach. It was 7:45am when we parked, and my heart was racing. It was a beautiful day – pretty clear (for southern California standards), hot, and still. We started off across the sand at Venice Beach, towards a collection of tents in the distance.
It started clicking in my brain as we crossed the warm sand: it’s finally here. I’ve been training all summer for this one event, and it’s finally here. I was going to be competing in the Distance Swim Challenge. No – scratch that – I am competing in the Distance Swim Challenge, and it’s happening right now, this morning, in an ocean that’s right there, laid out in front of me.
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June 23, 2012
I tried two new workouts back-to-back, and to be honest, I’m still a little sore.
1) Ocean Swimming! Ever since I committed myself to a charity swimming event in the Pacific Ocean (a commitment that still sends shudders down my spine), I’ve been tackling my pre-race checklist:
- Registration completed? Check.
- Wetsuit purchased? Check. (Wanna see me in a wetsuit? You know you do. Click here.)
- Keep up training by swimming laps in a pool? Check.
- Try swimming in the ocean? As of a few days ago… CHECK!
If I had to sum up my first ocean workout in one word, It’d be…
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