Triathlon is Not Pretty

March 4, 2015 | 2 Comments

There was a comedy album by Steve Martin back in the early 80’s called “Comedy is Not Pretty”. While it proved to be Martin’s last comedy album before moving into full-time film and writing, his point in the title track was that there is ugliness in all things, so when someone was shocked by a point he tried to make comedically, his response was “Hey … comedy [...]

Skinny Fat

March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ever heard of this term? It seems to be used quite a bit recently, and even when talking to people about it most have a different idea of what the term means. On Urban Dictionary, the term Skinny Fat is defined as “A person who is not overweight and has a skinny look but may still have a high fat percentage and low muscular mass. Usually these people have a low caloric diet, that’s [...]

Someone Is Watching

March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

No matter where you go someone is watching … I know that can be creepy, but hear me out. I don’t mind being “watched” by the majority of the people I know. In fact, most of the time I welcome it. I have been stalked on here by people in my past that I’d rather not have stalking me, and they used information on this blog to try to harm me in my job(s), and to be [...]

No Pain No Gain

March 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

No Pain No Gain …. It was at the bottom of the email … big letters … plain as day … NO PAIN NO GAIN Sigh …. I shook my head, wadded up the print out, and threw it in the trash. I knew what I was dealing with now. This was the welcome email I got for a weight loss challenge. Along with this email came an attachment for a meal plan which, to make it simple, consisted [...]

Kiss Me Fat Boy

February 27, 2015 | 4 Comments

What do you see when YOU look in the mirror? Do you see someone who is dedicated to being healthy, to changing their lives, to helping others, to being the best that they can possible be? Or do you see the same Fat Slow Triathlete that stared back at you five years ago when you were over 300 pounds? If I was being brutally honest, I still see the latter. I know I am no longer that person. I [...]


February 26, 2015 | 2 Comments

This life coaching thing is really started me thinking on how I am as a person and what has been driving me all these years to get me where I am today. The more I think on it, the more it becomes clear, that my driving force in just about every decision I have made in my life has been one thing: Fear “I have spent my whole life scared. Frightened of things that could happen, might happen, [...]

Come On Tough Guy

February 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

About a year ago I put up a post (seen HERE) titled “Hug Therapy for Tough Guys”. It was about hugging, which seemed to seemed to resound with some people. The nice thing is that I expected way more “HTFU” comments than I got; 99% were either supportive or knew where I was coming from. Let me be clear here, though, that I did not mean for it to come across as that I wanted hugs [...]

Pump Your Brakes

February 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

One of the hardest parts of becoming an adult onset athlete is learning when to back off. We have become so ingrained to sit on our asses for years upon years, that when we do find the energy, the willpower, the need, to get up and start moving, the very thought of sitting back on that couch is anxiety producing. It scares us. This is a hard thing to explain to those who have never been on the [...]

The Wisdom of Douglas Adams: Don’t Panic

February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Life isn’t that hard. It is something I am starting to realize. Most of the hard parts are things we caused ourselves, are unwilling or unable to fix, or problems we are unwilling to see and accept even when evidence piles higher and higher showing the truth. When I start to get stressed or overwhelmed I try to self medicate with a few actions; I plug into a stream of music, I work out, or [...]

The Wisdom of Fight Club – In Tyler We Trust

February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

I don’t know why, but when I feel unmotivated or low it helps me to revisit movies that I love and look at quotes from them. Even though they are sometimes out of context from what the writer of the book or screenplay was getting at, relating it to what you are feeling or what is happening around you at the time helps. At least it does on my end, so allow me a few indulgences. There will be [...]
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