Monthly Archives: March 2010

Mischevious Mom At The Art Gallery

I sat down with my 3 year old daughter last night to read Mischevious Mom At The Art Gallery, written by Erica Ehm and Rebecca Eckler.  My daughter was loved the story and found it funny that the Mom was getting into trouble but was having fun.  She really loved the room with all the paints and wanted to get her easel out and start painting.

This is a great read for a bedtime story and to show that it is always good to have a bit of  “mischevious” in you as long as it is for fun.

Make sure you pick up this book for your son or daughter and inspire them to create.

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What? There is a newborn in our house.

Why am I up at 3:00 AM………oh yeah we have a newborn in the house.

It’s only been 3 years but I have seem to have forgotten some things about raising a newborn baby.  It must be human nature to not remember the bad stuff but only remember the good stuff so that we will have more kids because if I remembered how drained you feel a week after who knows what I would have done.

Of course it is not all doom and gloom as having a baby in the house is definitely an amazing feeling and how much peace there is when she is sleeping or eating or……well you know.  Ok so not much peace in that more like pieces but hey it’s not that bad when it is your kid.

I think my brain only allowed me to remember the cuddling up in my arms cause I don’t recall my 3 year old crying so much but maybe new one can see my face better.

…………………………………… now what was I saying?  Sorry dozed off there for a moment.

Oh yeah – the good certainly outweighs the bad and I get to once again enjoy being a new father.



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The Journey to a New Body

Knowing that  having a newborn around the house I need to get myself back into shape and shed off the pounds that I have put on with my marriage and my 3 year old.  The only thing is that I know what to do but the question is how to find the motivation to do it between raising two girls, work, hobbies, and spending time with my wife.

That is where a Life Fitness Coach comes into play.  I was on Twitter the other day and a message caught my attention in regards to how fitness can positively impact your life and my reply was “I agree but how do you start with so much going on?”, and thus a conversation was started with Lisa Johnson.  In that conversation I remarked that it would be great if I could use her as a Life Coach as I needed the help and coincidentally she was starting that up as part of her website so I became her guinea pig in this new challenge.

A week in and I have done more then I have done in the past 3 years.  It really goes to show that you don’t need to be in the same physical room to find someone that inspires you to change your lifestyle.  You can use the tools of the Internet and your trainer can be anywhere in the world.

We sat down one morning and talked via Skype and within 20 minutes a plan of action was laid out including what exercises to do and what calorie intake I will need to lose the weight that I want to lose.  I use Google Docs to keep a journal of the excercises and calorie intake in which I share with Lisa so that at anytime she can look and see if I am keeping track and staying on course.  We keep in touch via Twitter if I have any questions or if she needs to change things in my nutrition or excercise.  I also use her website – Lisa Johnson Fitness to view all of her tips and any blog posts she does.

I never really understood the value of a trainer until now and even it doesn’t have to be full-time.  Just someone around that every once in a while makes sure that you are staying on target and give you a bit of inspiration.  Lisa is great in detailing a program suited to your lifestyle and what tools you have available.  Defintely worth something to check out and find out if it is right for you.

Oh yeah guess I need to give you some idea of where I am and where I want to be.

Currently I am weighing in at 227 pounds and by October I want to be 170 pounds.   I guess by posting this is my inspiration of saying goodbye to the Daddy baby weight and finally fit back into my clothes.



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