Live To Win – February 23, 2017

Yeah, here we fucking go again.  I’m not making any bold claims.  We both know that I will probably give up far quicker than I should because I hate diets and exercising.  I do have a reason as to why I am back to this.

Monday, I went to the doctors, and the news wasn’t great.  My blood sugars are up to a level that require medication, my cholesterol is finally high, my blood pressure is absurd, and my heart beats are more frantic than ever.  So I made a deal with the doc that we;d do a follow up in 3 months, and I would do some blood work 2 weeks prior.  That gives me approximately 10 weeks to drop some weight and get myself heading in a better direction.  I honestly have no idea if I will achieve this or not.  I hope that I do, but I won’t know for 3 months.  In the meantime, I am dieting, exercising, and looking to start some yoga.  Fucking hell.

You know the drill by now.  I give you my exercise playlist, and you pretend that you care.  Deal?

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Live To Win September 15, 2016

So I had one goal today….OK, I had multiples goals, but one in particular for exercising. To beat the Hateful 8 mile. If you read earlier, I missed the 8th mile by less than a tenth of a mile. It’s only a tenth. That’s about 20-25 seconds depending on how tired or tension there is.

Well, I peddled my ass off. I got 7.9 yet again. So back to back days. This reminds me of back when I would try to get 4 miles in 15 minutes, and I could never get over the hump. This is the same damn thing. If I don’t conquer it tomorrow, then I’ll conquer it at some point. 8 miles is pushing my current personal bounds. Back a year or 2 ago, 10 minutes was hard. Shit happens.

I’m participating in this 10K step thing with my friend Stef, and when I’m on the bike, none of that shit counts. It’s such a slap to the cock. So I sit here and I haven’t cracked 3K yet. And I probably won’t crack it tomorrow. I am trying to think of a way to strap the FitBit to my leg so it counts as steps. Then I would be far more likely to get the rest. For right now, this fool ain’t doing no 3.5 walk. I have a hairline to think about.

Finally, I will tell you all my playlist. I have no idea if ANYBODY gives a fuck about this, so if you do, leave a comment because this part of the blog takes twice as long to do than the rest of the blog.

La Grange

California Love

Sweet Caroline

Punk Rock Song

Heavy Is The Head

Square Dance

Hangin’ Tough

It’s In His Kiss

Live To Win September 14, 2016

 

I know, you missed me, or have given up on me. Fear not, true Bo-lievers. I can’t sit here and tell you that I am new and improved with some mentality that I can’t be stopped. Of course I can be stopped. I am constantly stopping myself I do want to tell you what I have been doing, and why I am back.

I ordered myself a FitBit Charge 2, and that little device is going to change my life, I hope. It’s like a constant guilt trip. It is this reminder, and then it vibrates and is nudging you like, “Hey, tubby, get up and do something.” And so I got up and did my 250 steps. It reminds me every hour from noon to midnight, every hour. No, some hours, I ain’t doing it, but I will be prodded throughout the day, and that’s cool as shit. It also monitors my heart, which is important to me. Finally, it gives a more accurate reading on what it does for calories burned, and that feels awesome.

As for the weight, yeah, I have goals. I just want to weigh under 300 pounds for now. That is still in effect. After that, probably 10 pounds at a time. I have a medium sense of urgency. That way I don’t stress over it, but I have a better attitude over it. I fully admit, oftentimes diets make me terribly depressed, and I know a lot of you can relate to that. Our weight tortures so many of us, and no matter how hard we try, no matter how well our intentions are, we feel like failures, and it weighs on us.  I’ll get there. I haven’t even been trying and I have maintained my weight, which isn’t great, but I didn’t re-add the weight, so that’s some progress for a dude like me.

As for the 2 big things that you are wondering. I went 7.9 miles, I was within 10 seconds of getting to 8.0 today, in exactly 30 minutes. I haven’t exercised in months, so to just jump in and go for it, it kicked my ass, but I’m proud of it.  I’m sure most of you could do far better than me, but to last all 30 minutes without any pauses, I’ll take that every time.

In my best Bruce Buffer voice “it’s TIME” to reveal today’s playlist. Click the name of the song to listen to the song on YouTube.

  1.  Turn It Up
    I don’t care if you think that this is too poppy. Trust me, you will feel good by the end of this. It’s an infectious song and a great morale boost.
  2. Turn Me Loose
    This song, right from the get go, it kept me just having a good time, and allowing me to ignore knee pain. Great opening too!
  3. Turn Me On Mr. Dead Man
    If you like an exciting rock song to get you going, this will help speed you up a bit, and it keeps you jamming out.
  4. Turn The Page
    Not a great workout song. I was in too deep before realizing that this killed my mojo.
  5. Uprising
    This got me right back into things as the struggle became real, as the intensity increased and I was finding my groove.
  6. My Way
    Yup, I know that Limp Bizkit sucks, but this song is a great energy song. This was playing as the exercise started the hardest part of it. For 4 grueling minutes, this helped me get pissed off and talk shit to myself.
  7. Goldberg Theme
    We all remember this whisker biscuit, bald headed bastard. This song used to get you pumped, admit it. Around 1998-2000. You know it.
  8. Purple Haze
    It’s Jimi Hendrix, it kicks ass. As my legs had no fucks left to give, this came on and jazzed me up a bit.
  9. Ballroom Blitz
    Yeaaah yeah yeah yeah yeah! This song is a great way to end your ride. Plus, watch the video, and look at the attire. It’s amazing.

Thank you for reading. For The Watch!!