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I just had a moment where I felt the need to re-evaluate every plan I’ve made for myself. Ever. Now I feel the need to walk around and meditate for um, the entire rest of the day. I’m sure a full post on this will come as I figure this out over time.
I tried to find my best moon picture for this. The image above was taken with a Canon 5D Mark II with a 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L at 400mm some time ago from the top of the Santana Row Winchester parking garage, but that’s not relevant.
I mentioned in my post yesterday that I had found the first of my Lunar New Year’s resolutions. I’m still not completely sure I get all of it, but I’ve decided to try to make three higher-order resolutions (as opposed to safety, belonging, etc). If I misjudge the spirit of these resolutions, I’m sure I’ll hear about it later tonight Continue reading
I’ve been borderline on this goal for several weeks now but wanted to avoid jinxing progress by posting any more “almost there” or progress updates. If you’ve been following my progress on this, please feel free to come back later in the week as this will be mostly recap. To be clear, by “lost a human” I mean I’ve lost 120 lbs since last May when I decided I was tired of being a fatass. Continue reading
I mentioned a few posts back that I’d get back into photography blogging. I’ve let this slide far too much this year; I still have several photos to process from December and January but I’m generally displeased with the effort and time I’ve put into photography so far. Holding to a new year’s resolution (which surprisingly didn’t make it into my 2013 resolutions post) not to complain and just action things that I can action, I’ve decided to do something about this. Continue reading
Commonly, people tell me that they don’t have time to carve 90-120 minutes out of their day for fitness when I tell them my story. I get it, we’re all busy. As an IT security professional, I’m practically on-call 24×7 and there are some days where I can’t even carve out that much contiguous time. Did you know that you don’t need to do that? If you’re monitoring your input and output, you may be surprised at just how little you need to actually do to see results. In this segment, I’ll discuss some small things that start to add up in a big way! Continue reading
I have decided to rename the “fitness tips of the day” to “actively living.” I’m not updating them anywhere near daily and I want to effectively manage expectations on frequency. Also, had the chance to catch up with a friend over the weekend and we’re talking about possibly packaging this so I need to think of potential program titles. Anyway, today’s topic is accountability.
I’ve written two entries regarding my fitness initiatives; this concludes what I consider to be the three pillars of a successful lifestyle change. The first (but not first post) was committing to the change. The second was monitoring input and output. The third is creating a system of accountability for your progress. Continue reading
I swear I am going to resume blogging about photography, cars, cosplay, Splunking, and other other things about which I blog.
Arguably, this should have been my first post in the fitness category but it’s definitely worth calling out before continuing. This is becoming more like “tip of the week” but whatever.
Most of my fitness discussions start with someone telling me they wish they could lose 10 lbs, or get in better shape, or meet x nebulous goal. They rarely include a commitment, and this is by far the most important part of any fitness plan. Continue reading
I’m often asked how I’ve lost so much weight in so little time. I’ll have a much longer post coming in a few weeks describing this process in detail, but I thought it would be prudent to blog little tips here and there. At a high level, I’ve dropped 115 lbs in roughly 7 months. People frequently view fitness as some behemoth that must be slain. Depending upon your current fitness level this may be accurate; however, let us remember how to eat an elephant: Continue reading