Friday, June 21, 2013

DARE AND DO June 21, 2013

Dare and Do...not "Dare and Do and procrastinate about blogging about it!"  I am so sorry I haven't updated, and have been daring and doing.  I have good news, and I have bad news.  I will start with the bad news:  we've been swamped.  In the past ten days, my daughter turned 9, we had a funeral to go to, my twins turned five, father's day, I turned 39, four parties, and a vacation that got turned into a not vacation, then extended by a stomach flu.  Actually, that could make a good title for Hugh Grant's next movie.  I have taken to swimming during this chaotic time, and let go of lifting weights and stomach crunches/push ups.  I see the difference, and will be returning to what I've been doing.

What have I been doing in the almost three weeks since I updated?  The good news: I realized that just like when you have to "man up" in life...there are times you need to stop being a pigheaded man.  I can't possibly keep up with a daily blog, be connected to three facebook pages, be writing a book, and first and foremost, properly parent/homeschool my girls and run this household.  I had to let that slide.  That being said, I promise to update more frequently, I've just been busy. 
I also stopped trying to lift a stupid amount of weight, and am concentrating on proper technique and toning.  It turns out...I have traps!  I was drying off when I got out of the pool and happened by a mirror.  Woo hoo!  I currently weigh in at 178, but know now that the best thing ANYONE can do is throw out the damn scale.  When we went to the funeral, I had to wear the suit I wore to my wedding 10 years ago (I'm not a suit guy).  I weighed 165 and considered myself to be in the "best shape of my life."  I am proud to say that the waist was incredibly loose and the chest was incredibly tight.  I'm doing something right!! 

Sarcastic Nanny advised me that her dare and do has led to her getting PUBLISHED!!   Cj's Culinary Journey advised me he is still soda free even on cheat days!  My wife has lost 10 pounds, and I have to get a running number going, but we are way over 50 lbs lost with those contacting me via email.  CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I wish everyone who is daring and doing well on their journey, and please send me updates!!  I promise I haven't dropped the ball, it was just an incredibly full June. 

DARE AND DO!!!  Set a goal, dare yourself, and then do it!  (And report back to me).  --Brian