To keep my promise of writing in my blog everyday, I am posting a short message letting you know that I am having a problem with my Internet connection, so I really can’t write tonight. I’ll post twice tomorrow.
Month – June 2010
I want to start off by thanking everyone for their words of encouragement since my last post. It’s really nice to see that people are actually reading my blog.
One thing I have come to realize is this blog is a source of inspiration for me. I think my enthusiasm was beginning to fade because I wasn’t as diligent as I should have been about keeping my blog updated. Writing like this is almost therapeutic for me. It forces me to focus on what I am doing and helps me stay on track.
So, I am going to make a promise. Starting today, at the beginning of each week, I am going to pick a goal and spend the entire week accomplishing that one goal and then report back to you.
This weeks goal will be: Writing in my blog every day.
Keep checking back to check my progress.
Thanks again for all your kind words. You all mean the world to me.
I want to apologize for not keeping up with my posts over the past couple of weeks. I have been working a lot of hours lately and have not taken the time to keep my blog up to date. Moreover, I have not been taking time for myself either and the scale has shown it. I haven’t lost any weight in over a month. I’m not getting enough sleep, I’ve been a bit grumpy, and I sure as heck haven’t felt like exercising the way I should. That, on top of a few set backs physically, I haven’t been eating right either.
Recently, I went to the doctor because I have been experiencing pain in my shoulder and knee. After several x-rays, my diagnosis was bursitis in my shoulder and a torn meniscus in my knee. Because of this, I have not been able to train the way I need to in order to get ready for the triathlon in August.
It seems that lately I am having a difficult time getting my self back on track. Everyday, I start out with a fresh attitude. I get up, pack my breakfast and lunch, and off to work I go. I do pretty well for most of the day; however, when I get home, I seem to run out of gas physically and mentally.
Don’t fret folks, I’m not beaten yet. I’m hoping that if I can keeping my posting up to date I just my get my encouragement back. I would love to hear how some of you folks out there handle similar situations.
Stay tuned, more to come.
Well call me crazy, but I’m signing up for another triathlon. This event is exactly one week after my 46th birthday. I cannot think of a better way to celebrate or to honor the beginning of my 46th year of life.
Sometimes it saddens me that I waited until my mid forties to take my health seriously. Even after watching both parents die an early death it still didn’t motivate me to do anything about it.
After watching my mother loose her battle with diabetes, and now working in a medical practice that cares for several hundred diabetes patients, I am forced to face the fact that these patients I see walking in everyday could very well be me if I don’t do anything about my health.
After completing my first triathlon (2 hours, 15 minutes, and 44 seconds 🙂 ) and seeing what I can do with just a little bit of effort, I am committed to living a healthier life. I guess there is no better day than the present to take my health more seriously and give my body the respect it deserves
With the help of Moe’s nutrition calculator, I can go online ahead of time to plan what I am going eat. I usually order the Joey Bag of Donuts and on it I have the following ingredients: 12″ flour tortilla, black beans, no rice, chicken, lettuce, olives, onions, jalapenos, and salsa. Using the Moe’s nutrition calculator, the nutrition information reads like this: 635 calories, 23 grams of fat, 2173 mgs of sodium,17 grams of fiber, 49 carbs, 29 grams of protein.
Now, switch the Joey Bag of Donuts with the Joey Junior with all of the same ingredients, this is what you get: 335 calories, 13 grams of fat, 1152 mg sodium, 7 grams of fiber, 42 carbs, 15 grams of protein.
Now, the size of the junior was about half the size of the regular, but I have to say, instead of feeling all bloated and tired, I feel satisfied and ready to get back to work. Thanks Moe’s