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Fit at 50 – A Regular Guy’s Journey Back to Health and Fitness.

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Back to being my old self. Fit and confident. Living well is the best revenge.

Whew. Now that was a grinding run I thought to myself as I crossed the finish line of my twelfth 5K race of the year.

The journey that brought me to this point on a cold and blustery day was one that I did not even fathom way back on Valentine’s Day weekend when this all started. It was also a frigid day back on that afternoon when I finally succumbed to the reality that I looked and felt like crap. Oh, there was no mistake about how I looked. Perhaps I was in denial for months and had settled into the winter malaise that most adhere to, and use as an excuse to let themselves go. Yet, it was more than that. Much more. I have always been an active person with an upbeat and youthful outlook, and from what I have been told, appear younger than my chronological age. That all seemed to fall apart as the winter of 2015 dragged into 2016 and I was feeling the damage of what I had done to myself physically. On that cold windy day in February as I participated in the Cupid’s Undie Run for charity I hit rock bottom. I was out of breath and huffing it after jogging less than a mile. I felt like a slug, and after seeing pictures of my bloated form, looked like one. Even worse, after I had sent my parents some pics of me at the event they mentioned that I looked kind of portly.

Actually, my dad said I looked fat. I knew right then and there that a change was needed. Continue reading Fit at 50 – A Regular Guy’s Journey Back to Health and Fitness.

You just can’t fix stupid, and more blogging nonsense in NYC!

 

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Wait, where have all these blog posts come from? The madness of my mind surprises even myself at times.

Lately, I have not had a lot of time to keep up on my blogging adventures. Little things such as everyday life kind of get in the way. Earning a living, family dealings, going outside and actually having a life, etc. It sometimes gets kind of hard to keep up on things. So I apologize to my readers out there if my postings have been sporadic at best, and commenting back has been hit or miss. Things have calmed down a bit and I will be dropping by to see what you all are up to very soon. In the meantime, I just want to offer a big thanks to all that have stayed with me along the way through all of my gluttonous meals, drunken exploits, and rantings of NYC craziness.

I just happened to take a peek at my WordPress stats and tools to see what has been going on. The spam filter is working and caught a bunch of junk, I had a few plug-ins to update, and then I noticed one big thing that caught my eye. I had hit 400 blog posts! Holy crap when did that happen? Now, I know it’s not a huge number to many bloggers out there who seemingly have a ton of time to post something almost every day, but to me that’s something to celebrate a bit. I remember when I started this mess of a blog I had no clue what I was doing. I had a vision of the niche I wanted to develop for myself and it had to be unique. After all, you don’t find too many male bloggers out there with a lifestyle, food, and humor blog all rolled into one. Along with the 400 posts are also thousands of comments that have accumulated along the way. Again, I thank all who have read and commented. I am humbled that some actually enjoy this mindless babble.

Hopefully, I can hit the next 100 posts and people will still like what I am doing here. Even if I will need to post shots of myself in assless chaps, or pics of my junk to keep your attention. This fame whore will earn it, baby! Continue reading You just can’t fix stupid, and more blogging nonsense in NYC!

I’m just a freaking ray of Sunshine Award aren’t I?

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Somehow every once in a while it seems that someone out there likes what I pen on this blog. I guess it depends on one’s reading taste – or lack of it! (I kid – don’t hate on me John!) Not too long ago I was nominated for the Sunshine Award. It’s an award given by bloggers to other bloggers who “positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere”, or something to that gist. To think that I actually have that kind of influence is both rewarding and a bit laughingly twisted! Could you just imagine if I decided to try my hand at politics? Then again, there is no way in heck I would want the skeletons in my past exposed, so that is out of the question. It’s bad enough that I now have to expose some of myself here as part of this award acceptance. No, I am not putting up any nude pics of myself either so don’t get your hopes up. (I charge a fee for those.) No, this exposure is more of the personality quirks kind. I’m not sure anyone wants to know these things about me but since you’ve read this far you might as well stick around for the torment. Continue reading I’m just a freaking ray of Sunshine Award aren’t I?

Has it been one year blogging already? I’ll drink to that!

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Has it really been one year already? I just realized that here we sit on the first day of November and I have been at this blog thing now for one year. My one year “blogiversary” so to speak. It just seems like yesterday that a few friends of mine who have blogs of their own suggested that I give blogging a try. Monique at Food Snob 2.0, Kristy at Baking, Photography, and Sarcasm, Angel at NYC Talking, and Bonnie at A Little Unhinged among a few others were very instrumental in helping me pop my blogging cherry. They offered advice and knowledge on how to get started, and helped me out as I my computer challenged brain tried to wrap my mind around how to set up my page, layout, and the technology involved that I could use to run a blog. Even though it seems I am up and running pretty smoothly now I am still learning the ins and outs of what the heck I am doing as far as blogging goes. Continue reading Has it been one year blogging already? I’ll drink to that!