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Don't let setbacks ruin your self confidence
Saturday, October 26, 2013      2 comments

Its hard to put in strength building workouts every other day with walking/jogging in between, but I lost 13 pounds in two months doing basically just that . I had a goal to loose that weight to get to my ideal weight and knowing that I had my... Read more
Congress should be no scapegoat
Sunday, October 13, 2013      4 comments

You may have lately been depressed with all the bickering in Congress and let yourself fall away from a healthy life style. I have. No there is no excuse for it. There are 24 hours in a day. If you have a job, eight of them should be s... Read more
Flexibility exercises are very important
Saturday, August 31, 2013      3 comments

I just did day 7 P90x with X-Stretch! Strength and cardio are both important but Tony has gotten my attention with the idea that stretching and flexibility are as important or even more important than everything else. At age 67, I don't have m... Read more
I started a modified form of P90x
Sunday, August 25, 2013      3 comments

I just completed day 2 of P90x. I had to press pause several times and did modify things a little by not jumping as high etc. but overall I think I did good for a 67 year old man. I started earlier than originally planned since my goal is to com... Read more
Why I havn't blogged lately
Sunday, July 28, 2013      1 comments

My wife had been saying that I spend too much time on the computer when I am not exercising. Also, my next door neighbor had been complaining to my wife that leaves from our magnolia tree are blowing into her yard. She says she understands tha... Read more
Missed three days of exercise
Thursday, July 18, 2013      2 comments

My wife and I went to Williamsburg, Va for three days of visiting with two of our daughters, my brother his girlfriend and my Nephew and his family. We were so involved with visiting that I didn't get any exercise done. I did get 30 minutes of... Read more
Don't let self doubt interfer with your goals
Thursday, June 27, 2013      3 comments

Time to stick to your diet and exercise routine. With the support of Spark people you can do it eventually even with several setbacks. Just continue to believe in yourself, don't ever let self doubt or off days get in your way. I would look for ... Read more
Minor setback
Wednesday, June 26, 2013      5 comments

I just got back from a trip to the beach. I failed to keep up my strength training during my vacation but got in 90 minutes of jogging and walking each day plus I spent some time in the ocean each day body surfing. I got sunburned on my feet, ... Read more
Break a big goal into small goals
Tuesday, June 18, 2013      2 comments

I always have been sloppy and my wife has picked up my habits. Now I want to set a better example for my wife. After exercising and showering, I plan to set the timer for 15 minutes, start tidying up the house where ever I feel I could make a di... Read more
Father's Day question
Sunday, June 16, 2013      1 comments

Question for today is what are the 10 most important goals for the coming week and how much time should you give each goal this week. What example did your father set when it comes to setting and achieving goals? How is Sparkpeople like a father... Read more
My Plan to avoid failure.
Saturday, June 15, 2013      1 comments

My total June fitness minutes as of 6/15 are now 770. If I average 69 minutes a day from now on I would be on course to meet my long range goal of over 1800 fitness minutes a month. I now plan to spend 60 minutes 3 times a week doing strength ... Read more
Why I am motivated
Monday, June 10, 2013      1 comments

I am 67 and volunteered to be a leader of Toning up Our Minds and Bodies, Age 60+ since I wanted an active team that was geared towards the older set of Spark people, and the little bit of narcissism in me led me to believe that I could bring m... Read more
If you set your mind to it you can do it!
Monday, June 10, 2013      2 comments

Last two days right when I planned to walk/jog in the early evening, it rained cats and dogs, so I walked a path from my living room to my bathroom did a reverse in the bathroom and repeated for 70 minutes Saturday. It takes 8-9 strides each way... Read more

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