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September 16, 2010

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Confessions of a Relapsing Smoker

September 14, 2010

I have a confession to make: I smoke. I’ve been battling this on and off for decades, quitting for months — even years — at a time, and then picking them back up. As Mark Twain once said, “Quitting smoking is easy. I’ve done it hundreds of times.” Yeah, I’m right there with you, Mark.  […]

Fitness update

May 25, 2010

On Day 2 of my post-bacchanalia recovery. 145.2 lbs, 31.9% body fat (says the scale … I’m not convinced of its accuracy for body fat, because sometimes I’ll lose/gain 2 percentage points of body fat in a single 24-hour period). In any case, Boot Camp today consisted of: warmup (3 rounds): 25 American Kettlebell swings […]

Getting back into the groove

May 24, 2010

After missing two days of boot camp last week, I went this morning. The missed days were bad enough, but I had also smoked nearly a pack of cigarettes over the weekend (hey, it was a birthday bash — I regret nothing!). Consequently, I was wheezing like crazy during the 400M run. I also weighed […]

What’s the deal with fitness?

August 5, 2009

As mentioned previously, my goal is to retire and live off the grid — fitness isn’t just helpful in this endeavor, it’s crucial for many reasons. We’re all in a race against the clock. The main reason I want to retire early is so I can truly enjoy the time I have left, not waste […]

No Pain, No Gain

August 4, 2009

I recently had a general health checkup, and the results were pretty decent. My bad cholesterol was low, my good cholesterol was high, my BMI rocked, blood pressure and blood sugar were great. In fact, there was only one problem: my body fat percentage was over 30%. The only way you can have a good […]