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My page title is also my goal--surprise, surprise! I live in a medium-size northern Canadian city, and it's easy to talk myself out of doing a workout especially during COVID times. My wife and I have been pretty consistently swimming at the Aquatic Centre but that's not enough to get my weight back down to goal. I'm married, have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. My wife and I are retired from the public education system and now living comfortably and happily near our grandsons and services for seniors after a lifetime of living rurally. Life is good!

Member Since: 8/17/2006

Fitness Minutes: 119,032

My Goals:
To keep my weight between 145 and 150 and to tighten up my muscle tone. I like being able to see my toes without having to look in the mirror : )

My Program:
Had a very successful bout with P90X early in 2011 but haven't been able to devote 30, 60, or 90 days consistently since. Never was a runner, but from January through April of 2012 I learned running the Jeff Galloway way with the intention of running a 10k event. This in response to a challenge from my sister to join her in the Vancouver Sun Run. Did the 10k no problem, then did 12k in a relay on Mothers' Day. Turns out I really like running so I guess that's my fitness program for the foreseeable future.

Personal Information:
My wife and I live on a beautiful property on the lake at 54.5� north latitude in central British Columbia, Canada. Nearest neighbour about half a mile away, nearest community about a 15 minutes' drive. Do I like solitude? You bet! I also like personal fitness activities, quiet times, outdoor work/play, politics, religion and community service. I enjoy live theatre. I avoid TV, the commercial entertainment industry and other mass media except CBC radio and the internet.

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I'm a former Teacher/Librarian but you'd never know that by my current reading practices : ( It just took me almost six months to read "Shanataram". Excellent book, gripping story. It wasn't a difficult read, just had too much graphic violence for quick consumption. I think my summer read will be the full Harry Potter series (for the fourth time : )

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  • v LINDY2202
    Thanks a bunch for the comment on my blog! Way to go on the P90X, I am so chicken to try it. I have Jillian Michaels, and Jackie Warner videos that kick my booty, but I am curious about the P90X. Thanks again for the comment!
    3885 days ago
    I live in a northern area too, Ottawa, Ontario Canada. I ran outside all winter this year. Not as bad as you might think, once you have made the necessary adjustments.

    It is not the cold you that is the real issue it is ice.

    I just stated to do a little running and then a little more, and then a little more, and I guess it got out of control, then the darn thing is I became a runner, and that was that. LOL

    Welcome to the 50+ males, hope we can help to keep you on the straight and narrow.

    Just out of interested, many years ago I helped a friend build a 36 by 18 foot Cat. which he and his wife sailed around the southern Islands for a couple of years.

    I used to go sailing on the great lakes a few time each summer.

    I assume your cruise are in larger boats
    4035 days ago
    Welcome to 50+ males! Keep up the good work!
    4066 days ago
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