Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Well, here it is December 31st....New Years Eve. I don't have any plans for the night...I usually don't like to be out with all the crazies on this night of the year.

So, with the start of the new year, let's reflect on all that has happened in the past year. Family has pretty much stayed the same (still 2 dogs, 2 cats), I have started hiking, I started doing Turbulence training and am in the best shape of my life (although not the smallest shape of my life), and I became the co-troop leader of our Dog Scouts of America troop.

With all of those, I think that I am starting to enjoy life a little more. My TT buddies from all over the world keep me entertained during the week and the hiking and Dog Scouts keeps me entertained on the weekends. I need to start posting more about those things, but here are a few pics of events that happened over the past year....

Our Dog Scout troop performing a Drill Team routine at the Phoenix Mercury game on July 17th, 2008.

Me and a co-worker hiking the Dixie Mine Trail in the McDowell mountains.

Hike up Humphrey's Peak on my 34th birthday to the crash site of a B-24 Bomber that crashed on the side of the mountain in 1977. Really cool and very surreal as all the wreckage was completely free of debris even though it's been up there for 30+ years!

It's been a great year and I've made great strides in my physical form, but hope to make many more changes in the next 11 1/2 weeks. The newest Turbulence Training contest just started for me on the 28th of December. I'm committing to finishing strong in this one! The plan is to do the Elimination Diet starting Jan 5th and continue it all the way through the contest. If I give myself an inch, I take a mile, so I don't want to even give myself the inch at all this time.

So, here's to a happy and very healthy new year! Hope everyone has a great one!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Welcome 2009!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

So, I'm not so good about posting

So apparently, I'm not really good about posting regularly. I've had a bit of an off week. This past Sunday was supposed to be the finish date for my Turbulence Training contest but I really messed up on Friday and Saturday and didn't feel like taking pictures. So, I'm going to take them this weekend instead. I won't be eligible for the contest, but that's OK because there were a lot of people who made much more significant changes than I did. These pics will be just to see where I am and if I've made any changes. December 1st I'll start a new TT program and then whenever Craig decides to do a new TC4, I'll join that. I've got to get myself on the ball again.

I'm thinking I'll do the Elimination Diet again starting January 1st, like I did last year. For those of you who don't know what that is, check out Dax's site at: It's really a lot of doing what most of us have already been doing, but a bit more hardcore! I did it for about 4 months last year and dropped a whole bunch of fat right away.

So, here's to posting more often, a new start for the month of December, a new more hardcore start in 2009, and a great Turkey Day. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

First Post

Hi everyone, first post here. I've never had a blog before so this will be interesting. Feel free to tell me I'm an idiot if you want!