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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Re-boot and Re-load

So, I'm back. I don't have the sad, sob story where I fell off "the wagon" and gained back all the weight I lost with DDPYoga. That didn't happen.  I changed over to weights and cardio, got my gym membership and killed myself just as hard in the gym as I did in my living room. I've lost a little more weight, minus the "holiday" garbage weight that I (along with most of the world) put on the last couple weeks, a few more inches and I feel great. 

I just missed it.

No other reason. I was getting good results in the gym, I haven't been quite as good nutritionally as I was, but I can give you one excuse after another for that, it doesn't matter, I just wasn't as good.  But the simple reason I'm back boils down to one single thing.

I just missed it.

Is there anything wrong with that?

I am not coming back in to this with promises of blogging every day.  I probably won't. I'm not interested in winning the DDPYoga challenge contest anymore. Sure, the money would help pay for the wedding (haha) but that was never, ever a big motivational tool before.  I wanted to motivate people last time, I truthfully don't think I did.  Now, I'll help, I'll give words of encouragement where I think they're needed, but I'm not going out of my way trying to make my words inspire others.  If I inspire you, awesome, if I don't, I don't.  I got so frustrated with the lack of response that my blog was getting that it soured me on a lot of things.  I don't care about any of that any more. I'm just here to own my life. 

Is there anything wrong with that either?

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Another day in...TOUCHDOWN

Tomorrow should be the big day.  The day if I find out if the fate of my family will forever change. It is a very exciting time and I'm not going to jinx anything yet, so if it happens tomorrow, I will share the big news.

In the meantime I'll tell you all about my new way to sleep.

Yes, new way to sleep.

So apparently, when I'm sleeping these days, I end up on my back. That's not necessarily a good thing for me (or for Jodi) because I tend to snore (or breathe loudly) when I sleep that way. The funny thing is though, over the last couple weeks, I've apparently been doing yoga while I'm sleeping. I know that I've had dreams about doing ddpyoga but apparently the dreams are vivid enough that I'm actually doing the moves in my sleep. Specifically, touchdown.

At first I thought it was weird, but now I realize it is just funny.

I also find myself doing all kinds of poses in random parts of the day. If I'm laying on the floor just on the computer or watching TV, I usually inhale into cobra, then drop my head, lift my butt and take a step into down dog. It is funny how owning my life has kinda taken over my life haha.

Anyone else just find themselves just doing random stuff out of nowhere?

Saturday, September 21, 2013


Alot of big changes coming up in my life to match the physical ones I've made over the last 52 days.

In case anyone was wondering, I'm not "off the wagon" so to speak, I'm just focusing on not only being the husband she deserves but also the father and family man they all deserve.

My blogs have lacked in content the last few days, but it hasnt changed my dedication to everything I committed to 53 days ago.

Once some of these kinks are worked out I will get the full update on here.

But no worries, I'm still BANGin.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Day 51

I have hit a plateau. They happen. I'm not working less hard, I'm not eating any differently, right now my body has just said "enough weight loss for now." I knew it was going to happen sometime, I didn't think quite this early, but for the last 7-10 days I've fluctuated between 223 and 228. Strangely, I'm ok with that. I guess because 51 days ago I was 252.

It isn't going to change how I go about things, it isn't going to change how hard I work. That, in my opinion is how I am going to get over this plateau.

Goals haven't changed, ways of going about it hasn't changed, and I'm confident the results will start back up.

For now, I'm stuck.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


I've done this for 50 straight days. That's pretty darn cool.

Monday, September 16, 2013


11 days til the 60 day weigh in/pictures. In about eight minutes I leave for another eight hour shift after a 13 hour shift at my day job.

Worked out today, ate clean and worked my ass off at my day job, but nothing like I'll be doing tonight at my night job.  Coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee, because I'm tired.

Got nothing else tonight because I'm gonna spend my last seven minutes with my beautiful future wife.


Sunday, September 15, 2013

48 days and counting

Today went just as expected.  Really enjoyed the time with Jodi and Sydney.  I don't get a lot of time at home these days and I just really wanted to enjoy it, so I did. Nutritionally I was right back where I was supposed to be.

I'm really starting to doubt that this blog even gets read, so I'm curious why I'm putting so much effort into it every day. I started it hoping to inspire others, but there is so little activity on the teamddpyoga site that I'm really not sure who is reading it. 

I'll continue to do it, daily, but I put a whole lot of time and effort, as well as creativity, into something that I'm not sure anyone is reading or appreciates. I hope I'm wrong, but as I said, I'm really not seeing much of anything, from anyone. For a site that likes to be said that it is a huge support site, I'm really not seeing that.....maybe it's just me.