There was a little more of a gap between Part One and Part Two than I would have liked. As I mentioned in Part One, I was concerned about going into a local bike shop and being told (politely or not) that they wouldn’t be able to help me. I’m still a magnificently fat bastard, after all-…Read More Birthdays and Bicycles – Part 2
Do you ever wonder if people intentionally let themselves drift into stereotypes because they’re comfortable with the definitions? How often do they pick up hobbies or find themselves watching shows that they think they’re supposed to like? I suspect everyone does this at one point or another because we all like to belong to something,…Read More Dichotomy
There are two things I wanted to write a bit about this week, and they’re kind of related. My beloved H4rpy (I know it’s weird to say that someone you call “Harpy” is beloved, but that’s another blog) is participating in a 6 week challenge where you set your own goals and win warm fuzzies for completing…Read More Birthdays and Bicycles – Part 1
Well, I’ve gone and put my foot in in it now. My new favorite forum community at Nerd Fitness has started another Six-Week Challenge, and being a newbie around there, I went all in. Stating specific goals, for which people will hold you accountable, rather increases one’s ability to stick to a game plan. I’m…Read More The Challenge
Below is a cut and paste of my first forum post on MFP, made as I approached my 6 month mark with the site and community. I have come to realize that while I may well be able to do this on my own (with H’s support, of course), why should I? We don’t live in bubbles-…Read More See the Incredible Shrinking Man!
The Altima had to go to the dealer for its periodic oil change this week (what an exciting topic). Sitting in the driveway scrolling through my mp3 player for music to play on the 45-minute drive, I came across one of my favorite albums: Ta-Dah, by the Scissor Sisters. “Ooh, I haven’t listened to this…Read More Driving with Scissors
So, we’ve added a new component to our workout routine: lifting. Yes, I do mean weights, and they’re bloody heavy. Brian lifted in college, so thanks to his experience I knew what I was getting into when we started this last week, namely pain, fatigue, callouses, and pain (great galloping gonads, the pain). What surprised…Read More Strrrrrrongerrrr!
I’ve been into the whole Metal Motivation thing for a while now, even when I don’t remember to tweet about it, so this post might surprise a few people. Everyone knows I’ve always been a metal head. Not everyone knows I will also listen to whatever happens to resonate with my cranium, regardless of the…Read More New Music
You might be wondering why I’ve been on the fitness choo-choo lately. Because it’s totally working, that’s why. And it’s an opportunity for me to share a great resource that I found a few weeks ago. Here’s the skinny. (See what I did there? Hurr.) On our first visit to the gym, I decided to…Read More Moar Fitness
A while back I wrote about starting to move to the next level of fitness. The journey from potato to tomato is not without its plateaus, so six weeks ago we decided to take another step and join a nearby gym. People following my Twitter feed have noticed my Metal Motivation hashtag lately. This is…Read More Fitness for Srs: From Potato to Tomato