Weekend Mischief

Today marks the end of another great weekend! I work Saturday, which is something I don’t have to do often so it was a nice change of pace at work.  I got some much work done because no one was blowing up my work phone calling and asking me to do other things! I walked away feeling really great about all that I accomplished! :) After work I headed to see Trevor and Fargo! I haven’t seen Fargo in far to long, we went to a park for the lighting of Christmas lights and a skating rink.  The trees were pretty and it was nice to get outside in a urban area and do some walking.  We we walked to get off and just talked and caught up on life.  On Sunday Trevor and I cleaned my car which was long long over due.  We spent the day hanging out! He gave me a my birthday present which is AMAZING!! (Pictures below) He made it himself, it’s made out of the love seat that he had when he was younger and was in our first 3 apartments together! My goal for the week is to get my house cleaned and reorganized to make it more livable. I have a treadmill that I need to figure out as well, it doesn’t work and really just takes up space I need to find someone to fix it because it would be really nice to walk in my apartment where I can watch TV.  It will probably take me days to get my house clean so I hope that I can make it happen! Version 2

Busy, Sick, and Loving Life

It’s been a while since I last posted! I was gone last weekend for my dad’s birthday, I did some hiking with my sister and her family which was nice but a little cold.  My brother-in-law taught us how to Airborne Shuffle, which is a good workout but not overly exhausting, plus when you have your sister and 3 of your nieces and nephews with you and your brother-in-law calling cadence its super fun! I have been sick for the last few days today was the first day I felt 100%! I walked a total of a half a mile in two days but I also didn’t eat anything so I guess it’s a wash for weight loss.  I’m back at it again today though! I walked 2 miles on the treadmill, 1.75 miles hiking, and 4 miles biking.  On my hike I think I might have seen a bear, it was getting dark and I was on an unfamiliar trail so I’m not positive.  I hear a stick break and then a little while later I heard a few more break and when I whipped around I saw something black running the other way.  Like I said I can’t be positive as to what I saw or if it was a trick of the eyes because the sun was going down.  Things haven’t been terribly eventful my work schedule has been a little weird because we are really short staffed, can’t really do anything but wait for people to get hired, otherwise work and work some more!












ThE (My wife titles with blog I asked her for one word)

  1. Get Moving: I burned 1,624 calories.  I walked 2.60 miles on the treadmill and biked 2.10 miles today.
  2. Cutting Calories (goal 1,700): I consumed 1,738 calories.
  3. Increase Water intake: I drank 144 oz of water!

Today was a long day at work, I had a staff meeting in the morning and then did a taught a class this evening for 4 hours.  I didn’t get up early enough to work out but I did get in a nice workout between my meeting and training! I think I need to change it up more and go to both gyms that’s what I did today and it seemed to keep me going longer.  Tomorrow I work weird shifts again.  My water intake has gotten better but I will continue to work on doing it every day! I’m trying to figure out what I need to motivated myself to get more workouts in.  I have gained weight and I need to get better about things I just need to figure out something to motivate me other than weight loss and health.  I need a bigger goal! Any ideas would be appreciated!


  1. Get Moving: I burned 997 calories.  I walked 1 mile on the treadmill and 1.65 miles outside.
  2. Cutting Calories (goal 1,700): I consumed 1,994 calories!
  3. Increase Water intake: I drank 70 oz of water!

I started my day off with a walk on the treadmill for 1 mile I spent most of my day at work and then came home to my wife making peanut butter rice crispy treats. They were amazing kind of like her.  I feel like I had more time before and I don’t know why I can’t seem to find that time anymore.  Tomorrow I plan on getting up early and going to weigh in for the first time in a while and then workout and they I work a lot tomorrow with a staff meeting in the morning and teaching a training tomorrow night.  I want a solid workout in before my day starts tomorrow so I’m off to bed! :)

Long Day at Work

  1. Get Moving: I burned 595 calories today by walked 2 miles.
  2. Cutting Calories (goal 1,700): I consumed 2,407 calories!
  3. Increase Water intake: I drank 120 oz!

I slept like shit last night.  Only about 3 hours, needless to say my morning workout didn’t happen.  I anticipated being able to make up for it tonight but that didn’t happen either because I ended up at work for 14 hours instead of 8.  Highlight of my day, 120 oz of water!!  That’s way more than I thought I would manage not as great as I want it to be but getting there.  I’m going to attempt to get more sleep now because I want my morning workout!

Exploring New Trails

  1. Get Moving: I burned 998 calories.  I walked 4.63 miles today.
  2. Cutting Calories (goal 1,700): I’m not sure I did a bad job tracking!
  3. Increase Water intake: I drank 60 oz!

Today was a good day.  We all got up early and went to Wisconsin to pick up beer (I don’t drink beer but Trevor and Allie do) We also picked up stuff to make for the Packers game.  Once we got home and started cooking we found out that the game wasn’t televised because of some stupid double header rule.  We ended up watching it on Allie’s computer which was nice.  It was a terrible game for us, not much more to be said there.  After the game Holly and I headed home, it took us quite a while to get home because we stopped to check out a new trail.  It’s been a long time since I have wanted to see where a trail goes, so it was nice to check out, only down side is it was starting to get dark, we didn’t go far but we did get some beautiful views.  Once we got back to St. Cloud we walked around Lake George for a long while before finally getting home! Over all it was a great weekend! Looking forward to a great  week!

Some pictures from our explorations today!

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Cities Adventure

  1. Get Moving: I burned 725 calories.  I walked 2.88 miles.
  2. Cutting Calories (goal 1,700): Today I consumed 1,705 calories.
  3. Increase Water intake: I drank 88 oz of water.

Today Holly and I did some exploring in Uptown and then went to the 90’s for a drag show.  Before the show I walked around in downtown Minneapolis outside but as it got dark it cooled down and to be honest I was a little scared to be alone in a big city at night, so I walked through the skyways back to Holly! I got a little lost but it was fun! After the show Holly and I went to Trevor’s house and hung out for a little bit before going to bed.  Below are some pictures from my walk!

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