Week 8… I’m on a Roll! 

I’m so excited for the past week and looking forward to the week ahead. I crossed over an important threshold this past week. I finally broke into the 180s. I haven’t been there in awhile and I’m very excited. 

As June is coming to an end, I’ll be starting strength training. This will be good for me to start. I’m going to be focusing on my upper body. I will be focusing on this because like I mentioned previously I want to start training for American Ninja Warrior. This is exciting. 

I’m going to be starting this one day a week. As I start to feel comfortable then I’ll add a second day along with Abs. As the weight continues to shed off, then my abs will be on point. 

I’m so exited! 

This week I’m on vacation, but this post was in important that I had to share it. 

Will I be successful this week? Find out next Monday! 

Have a great week!

~Rob

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BB 18… My thoughts so far…

Good morning. Most of you don’t know that I’m a small fan of the tv show Big Brother. I wouldn’t classify myself as a super fan since I just started watching with season 15. I don’t always remember the different competitions or who placed what or when, but enjoy the show for the simplistic brainless entertainment that it is. 

So season 18 started this week, later than previous seasons, and right off the bat I’m already annoyed by several houseguests. 

The first one is Paul… Long beard with tattoos. He’s got a nice body, sure… But he is already plotting like he runs the house. He’s manipulating the new house guests into plotting against the “veterans”.   I think he’s got a rude awakening coming. 

The second annoying house guest is Da’Vonne aka Mama Day… She cries just a little too much! Play the game, sure, but does every diary session have to be a crying session? Enough already. 

Last but not least on my rant this beautiful Saturday morning is about our little gay friend, Jozea. He’s running around acting like the messiah of the house and yet he could be the second one to go! He needs to calm himself down a little, make some new friends because Da’Vonne isn’t one of them. He better watch his back or all the fun is going to be sucked out of the summer. 

I was saddened to see the older gentleman, Glenn, go right away. Hopefully he gets a second chance and CBS needs to have more older competitors in the house next time. 

That’s all I’m going to rant about today. I can’t wait to see how tomorrow night goes. 

Have a great day!

~Rob

Week 7…A Ninja in Training?

So as I write this week’s update I’m sitting on the couch watching America Ninja Warrior. I keep thinking to myself that I would love to do that. Last year I wrote a few posts stating that I started training but that all fell apart.

This year I think that I actually am going to follow through. I told my friend that I truly want to do it. I have been participating in 5K races lately and I really want to get faster. I’m on the right track with my weight loss goals as well.  This week I’m happy to report that I am officially down 12lbs. This is has been a few years in the works. I know that I tried before. This year is different. I have found the motivation within myself to keep pushing myself harder and farther than I have before. I have goals… my first one could be hit as soon as this coming Sunday. I will be so proud of myself once I hit that first milestone.

Once I hit it, another journey will be starting. I will begin truly working on my upper body and my strength. As I watch ANW, I notice that most men are about 150lbs and have intense upper body strength. I won’t be able to compete next year, but I am aiming for 2019.  The weight has to come off and I’m not taking some quick fix program. I’m doing the truest method possible.

I can’t wait to continue this journey and share it all with you!

Have a great week!!!

~Rob

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6th Week… Achievement Unlocked and Sadness…

Achievement.. Wow… I can’t express the words that I want to say right now about my latest accomplishment.

I not only had my best 5K time this week with just under 28 minutes but I also stepped on the scale to see that I’ve lost over 10lbs since I’ve started this new journey.

As I excitedly celebrated my two accomplishments I was saddened to learn about the horrible tragedy that happened in the community of Orlando, FL. The terror attack on the night club that supported and was known as a save haven for the LGBT community is heart breaking. As new details emerge, the worse it sounds.

Its hard to focus on myself when the world is mourning the deaths caused by a senseless act of violence, but I must. I can’t be scared to be who I am. I can’t worry about the possibility that I could be targeted next.

I will continue my journey. I will not hide. I will continue.

My journey isn’t completed yet, and I have some miles to go before its complete. This milestone is just one of many I hope to accomplish.

Have a great night and tell your loved ones how much you love them.

~Rob

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5th Week…I took 1st Place!!!

I spent the good part of last week camping. It was at a place I never camped before and wasn’t sure what to expect. I was also signed up to run a 5k race on Saturday as well. Now it was a true trail run through the woods. It was going tone tough. 

I knew that I couldn’t lose my focus since I was doing so well with my plan. I did go to the gym on Memorial Day, ran on Tuesday/Thursday along with a short workout and run on Friday. I did eat some junk food but with in moderation. 

The trail run was tough as I expected. Since I didn’t know the course I had to stay close to people so I wouldn’t get lost. One lady caught up to me with about a mile to go and pushed me to the end. 

I came in at 32:36… Not bad for my first actual trail run. That was also good enough to place first in my age group!
Have a great week everyone. 

~Rob

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