Choices.

Life is about choices. Where we are now is a sum of the choices we have made during our lifetime. The good, the bad, the stupid and even the mundane. But, they’ve been our choices — decided upon for various reasons. I’ve learned over the years that choices aren’t easily classified. Sure there are good and bad choices, but I also like to look at the easy and difficult as well. But, life is defined…

Fight4Phat — Streaking and Reaching for New Goals now and in 2016

There are a few things I love in life — well quite a bit actually — my mom, bananas, a warm shower, Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter and hypoallergenic kittens. Just to name a few. But, for me life is good when I am busy, undertaking a new project and involved in something I believe in. And, right now — I am in the middle of a number of projects So I have to apologize for the…

Fight4Phat: Climbing up metaphorical and real-life mountains

This past week has been rather life changing — not to mention very rewarding. Completing my first ultra marathon has been something that has not only given me a tremendous amount of accomplishment, but a lot of retrospective and excitement for the future. I’ve gone back to my FitBit occasionally to last Saturday and just stared at my numbers — 33.33 miles, 65,155 steps, 590 minutes of activity and 8,344 calories burned. Associating all of that with my…

Fight4Phat: Looking back while fighting forward

It’s been a slow week on purpose — well — for a couple of reasons. And, it’s all been on purpose actually. One, I needed to give my body a rest from the strict diet. Don’t worry I am not binge eating Skittles and Rockstars instead — I’m just following a less strict version of last month’s diet plan. Then, secondly, I am preparing for my run this weekend. I am running my first ultra…

Fight4Phat: Looking torward the bigger picture

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks since I started my 12 week program. It’s been empowering, enriching and needed on one hand — but frustrating and hella tough on the other. But, more frustrating then anything. I’ve given 100% of my effort to the program and seen little progress over the past four weeks.It’s not like I am working out and then refueling with cheeseburgers and milkshakes. I’m putting forth the effort, eating what…

Fight4Phat: Three weeks in, three weeks fighting

If you have noticed — I have moved my Fight4Phat posts to Thursdays. Really, it’s because Thursdays give me an extra day to put more effort into the posts. And, I’ve been fairly busy as of late and blogging three times a week is a little tough right now. So that extra day helps — tons. I am on week three of week four of my fat flush. It’s been kinda tough. I’m putting the…

Fight4Phat: So far, so good … so I’m just going to keep fightin’!

It’s been an interesting past couple of weeks. I won’t lie, I haven’t felt this motivated, excited and optimistic about my weight loss in a while. I’ve always worried about being TOO fanatical with it to the point that it is over consuming and not healthy. But, I feel more optimism than anything, mainly because I am starting to see results. Small, but results nonetheless. And, I have to learn to be patient about that,…

RACE #92: Ogden Half Marathon

I am so glad that I found a bib for this year’s Ogden Half Marathon. Sure it rained and was fairly difficult physically, but I love community events like the Ogden Marathon. In that regard it’s very similar to the St. George Marathon. It really isn’t JUST a race, it’s a community event. And, I love that combination. This is definitely one of my favorite races in Utah. Sure, I say that a lot, but there…