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Thanksgivings for those who need it
Thursday, November 28, 2013      6 comments

Be positive. Count your blessings. A negative person counts difficulties only, but a positive person not only can count three blessings for every difficulty, but by faith and with God's help, and with the help of others, can turn a difficulty... Read more
I will run my first 5K at 67 years and 7 months
Sunday, November 24, 2013      14 comments

More progress towards my first 5K with my daughter and her twin daughters. Today I ran 26 minutes without walking for a break then ran for 7 minutes after walking for one minute. It was cold and getting dark so I stopped. I skipped the P90x s... Read more
Signed up for my first 5K
Friday, November 22, 2013      8 comments

Today I signed up for my 1st 5K to be on 12/14/2013 with my daughter and her twin daughters. I have to work on my timing though since my daughter runs a 5K in 35 minutes while the kids run it at around 28 minutes (average of the 2). I have bee... Read more
Training your mind to deal with distractions
Monday, November 18, 2013      3 comments

Thanks all for visiting and the positive comments on my blog (Setting and meeting goals). I agree with LadyRH and Femislim that consistency and diligence are keys, but am glad that TennesseeWalker noted that we are all human and have to deal wi... Read more
setting and meeting goals
Sunday, November 17, 2013      5 comments

I been reading several books and found it interesting that there are 5 basic mental steps to setting and reaching a goal. 1) Take time to calm yourself and focus on a goal. 2) Practice periods of sustained focus. 3) Learn to shift focus ... Read more
Train yourself to lessen the distractions
Friday, November 15, 2013      3 comments

Have you ever been so distracted that you lost track of time or even forgot what it was that you were doing. In some emergencies that has happened to numerous individuals. One of the books I checked out of the library reports on a study regardi... Read more
Help me give back to my community and to your community
Monday, November 11, 2013      2 comments

I grew up in Southeast Washington DC and attended Anacostia High School. I did not have the money to go to college but I started work as a patent intern in the US Patent and Trademark Office, took night school courses and eventually became a pr... Read more
Time management skills for Spark People
Sunday, November 10, 2013      6 comments

I joined Spark People and signed up on the "Time Management and Organization Productivity Fans" team because I need to improve my time management. I have Franklin Covey Plan Plus software on my PC but haven't been using it lately. I gave my bo... Read more
Time to reset my goals and track my progress
Wednesday, November 06, 2013      3 comments

Well I missed doing my P90x routines for about nine days, but I decided that I should not give up on myself. I want to be healthy and have a healthy physique as well as a flexible, resilient body and I know that I can gain that with P90x. I ha... Read more
Don't let setbacks ruin your self confidence
Saturday, October 26, 2013      2 comments

Its hard to put in strength building workouts every other day with walking/jogging in between, but I lost 13 pounds in two months doing basically just that . I had a goal to loose that weight to get to my ideal weight and knowing that I had my... Read more
Congress should be no scapegoat
Sunday, October 13, 2013      4 comments

You may have lately been depressed with all the bickering in Congress and let yourself fall away from a healthy life style. I have. No there is no excuse for it. There are 24 hours in a day. If you have a job, eight of them should be s... Read more
Flexibility exercises are very important
Saturday, August 31, 2013      3 comments

I just did day 7 P90x with X-Stretch! Strength and cardio are both important but Tony has gotten my attention with the idea that stretching and flexibility are as important or even more important than everything else. At age 67, I don't have m... Read more
I started a modified form of P90x
Sunday, August 25, 2013      3 comments

I just completed day 2 of P90x. I had to press pause several times and did modify things a little by not jumping as high etc. but overall I think I did good for a 67 year old man. I started earlier than originally planned since my goal is to com... Read more
Why I havn't blogged lately
Sunday, July 28, 2013      1 comments

My wife had been saying that I spend too much time on the computer when I am not exercising. Also, my next door neighbor had been complaining to my wife that leaves from our magnolia tree are blowing into her yard. She says she understands tha... Read more
Missed three days of exercise
Thursday, July 18, 2013      2 comments

My wife and I went to Williamsburg, Va for three days of visiting with two of our daughters, my brother his girlfriend and my Nephew and his family. We were so involved with visiting that I didn't get any exercise done. I did get 30 minutes of... Read more

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