Health & Exercise

The BIG Weight Loss Plan

The BIG Weight Loss Plan

I’m 51 freaking years old… and going to add one more year to that total in about 6 weeks. I am currently fat. I am in poor shape. My vital signs are not looking pretty. I am currently on one blood pressure medication. Today… that changes.  BOOM! I began exercising almost 3 weeks ago. I joined LA Fitness and signed up for a full year membership.  I feel a teench…

2017… I’m Finally Ready For Ya!

2017… I’m Finally Ready For Ya!

It took me a solid month to get my goal setting, planning, vision, and dreams set for the year. Now I’m ready.  This blog post is more for my own sake than it is for anyone else. I believe in writing out my goals, sharing them, making them public, and always before me. So, let’s get started… and not in any particular order because they are all priority! Health I’m…

Rich’s Bucket List

Rich’s Bucket List

For me, in my life right now, this may be one of the most important blog posts I have written in a long time. It’s my bucket list. I turned 51 last month, and as I move toward the autumn of my life, I want to create a list of things I want to accomplish before I kick the bucket. This bucket list will require some changes in my life…

Sick and Tired of Being Fat, Out-of-Shape, and Poor

Sick and Tired of Being Fat, Out-of-Shape, and Poor

To say that 2015 has been a struggle is an understatement. Much of it is my own doing. Some of it was from circumstances out of my control. And 100% of it was my poor response to the situation. 2015 has seen some tough times financially. I’ve gained 30 pounds. I’ve gone from running half marathons to barely being able to run 60 seconds… maybe. That changes now – September…

My Running Plan

My Running Plan

This is a post for all of us who have a few extra pounds around our waist and cannot simply decide to go run 10 miles today. What Is My Running Plan? Simply, my plan is to do a 5K in November in under 30 minutes. I have done the Jeff Galloway approach over the last couple years, which is a run/walk method. It is very effective. However, this time…

Why Run?

Why Run?

Why Run? Why is that a good goal to have? In my last post a few days ago, I mentioned that my one goal for the next 90 days was to run a 5K in under 30 minutes. Let me give you 10 reasons why I believe running is the ultimate goal, above all other goals. First, you have to apply discipline. You have to wake up 45-60 minutes earlier,…

Three Things For The Next 8 Months

Three Things For The Next 8 Months

Whew… it is almost May. I hate being that person who says, “look at the time go by.” That’s the thing, I don’t want to watch time go by. I’ve become too aware of the shortness of days over the last 9 months. So many people have passed that were close to me. I want to savor and relish the days and hours. That got me to thinking… what are…

March is Get Healthy Month

March is Get Healthy Month

I’m not sure if that is official for anyone but me… but it’s time to get my butt healthy again. I fared pretty well for 3 years. I had lost about 50 pounds, ran 3 half marathons, and had felt much, much better. Then, I hit a skid last August… gained about 10 pounds back.  Ugh! I tried to lose a few, but gained them back. Then, December hit. I…