*TAP* *TAP* Is this thing on?

15 November 2012.

70 days. 10 weeks.  A long time since I have written a post.  I was all high and mighty when I started this blog.  I searched for other similar blogs and saw they flamed out after a month or two of writing.  I knew that wouldn’t happen with this, because I was so dedicated.  To be fair, I write blog posts ALL OF THE TIME… in my head.  I just have not been taking the time to write them out to share with other people.  And in the end, that is just selfish.  Seriously.  There were some REALLY good and motivating posts.

The funny thing is my fitness declined…to a certain point… when I didn’t write in the blog.  The lack of accountability had a pretty staggering effect.  Jaime and I did train for and finish the marathon.  Our goal was to finish, and we made it in five hours and 22 minutes.  Not too shabby for a first effort.

Now for the funny part: I weighed in at 207 lbs for my PRT in late October.  I thought training for the marathon would actually continue the weight loss, but I ended up at 214 lbs the day of the marathon.  What the hell?  Well, when you are running 18 miles on the weekend and 14 miles during the week, you start to think you can eat whatever you want.  Guess what?  YOU CAN’T!  Lesson learned.  And by 15 January, I was up to 221 lbs.  Good God!  You would have thought that I was literally eating everything in sight.  Which on an island is a scary idea, because then all you would have left is a hole in the middle of the ocean.

Now for the better part: On 15 January 2013, we began a Nutrition Challenge with our new CrossFit Gym: CrossFit Pearl City (more on this later).  We are finishing up the 10th day, and I am already down to 212 lbs.

So we are all clear, my goal is still to get down to 191 lbs.  The next step in my fitness fun is a sprint Triathlon on 2 March 2013.

Please help me get completely back on my blogging and fitness track and leave me a comment.  Thanks for Audra Morris, Cindy Larsen, C.J. Shane, and as always, my beautiful wife for keeping me honest and getting me back to writing!

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