Month: February 2017

Beginner’s Mindset: Learning to Swim

One of the more enjoyable parts of training for my first triathlon is learning how to swim and applying what I’m learning. The learning process has been slow and clunky. The same with my progress – slow and clunky. Yet, I’ve kept at. And the payback has come. When I started swimming 4 to 5 months ago, I couldn’t really swim. I could jump off a diving board and get…

MY TRIATHLON TRAINING PROGRAM: WEEK 16 CONCLUDED

This week’s (Feb-20 to Feb-26 2017) training is complete. I completed all the planned sessions. I had to reorder the 2nd half of the week. I started a revised training program (3 full weeks now). More on that below. Only 12 weeks of training left before the big day! My original triathlon training program For context, here is a summary of my training program: I’ll consider a week to start…

I need a Get Out of Jail Free card this week! Days 49 to 55 on my weight loss plan

I’ve been on on my weight loss plan for 48 days. Day 49 was Feb-19 (Sunday). Day  55 was Feb-25 2017 (Saturday) – did not weighed-in. My Eating This week was bad. I gave myself Get Out of Jail Free card. I’m forgiving myself and not weighing in. Just so I don’t let myself off the hook completely, here is the horror show. Last weekend was a 3 day weekend. That set…

MY TRIATHLON TRAINING PROGRAM: WEEK 15 CONCLUDED

Summary This week’s (Feb-13 to Feb-19 2017) training was hampered (modestly) by the same cold (3 weeks now). However, I completed the planned training sessions. I started a revised training program last week (2 full weeks now). More on that below. Only 13 weeks of training left before the big day! My original triathlon training program For context, here is a summary of my training program: I’ll consider a week…

DAYS 41 TO 48 ON WEIGHT LOSS PLAN – DOWN 16.6# SO FAR

I’ve been on on my weight loss plan for 48 days. Day 41 was Feb-12 (Sunday). Day  48 was Feb-18 2017 (Saturday) – also weighed-in. My Eating (see below) I mostly followed the plan. I plan two fast days per week, preferably Monday and Friday. This week I fasted one day – Tuesday. Context … My Eating Plan Stay true to Paleo (with all my food choices). Tuesday through Thursday: Eat two meals…

Dispensing Advice

I get a lot of health and fitness questions these days. I’m always leery about answering. Why? I’m still figuring this out. I can only speak to what I’ve read and what’s worked for me. I believe there are many roads to Dublin. If pressed, here is the framework (systematic approach) I offer for health and fitness. 1) Focus on movement first. The specific answer depends on what the person…

MY TRIATHLON TRAINING PROGRAM: WEEK 14 CONCLUDED

Summary My last training week (triathlon training program) was Jan-23 to Jan-29 2017. I skipped training last week (Jan-30 to Feb-5 2017). Why? I came down with a cold that lasted the full week. This week’s (Feb-6 to Feb-12 2017) training was hampered by the same cold. However, I completed the planned training sessions. I started a revised training program this week. More on that below. Only 14 weeks of training left…

DAYS 34 TO 40 ON WEIGHT LOSS PLAN – DOWN 16.8# SO FAR

I’ve been on on my weight loss plan for 40 days. Day 34 was Feb-5 (Sunday). Day  40 was Feb-11 2017 (Saturday) – also weighed-in. My Eating (see below) I mostly followed the plan. I plan two fast days per week, preferably Monday and Friday. This week I fasted one day – Friday. Context … My Eating Plan Stay true to Paleo (with all my food choices). Tuesday through Thursday: Eat two…

WHY THE HELL NOT?

Here is the conversion … Other Person I wish I could do “that”. I’ve wanted to “it” for years. You You really should do “it.” You been wanting to do “that” for years. Other Person Lists three reasons why he or she can’t do “it”. You Tell him or her about someone you know who is in similar circumstances and managed to do “it”. Other Person Explains why his or her situation is much…

DAYS 27 TO 33 ON WEIGHT LOSS PLAN

This Week I’ve been on on my weight loss plan for 33 days. Day 27 was Jan-29 (Sunday). Day  33 was Feb-4 2017 (Saturday/ Today) – also weighed-in. My Eating (see below) I mostly followed the plan. That said, I’m allowing too many exceptions (to Paleo) on my cheat days and I’m not planning well enough on my travel days (leading to exceptions to my weight loss plan). I plan two fast days…