The odometer, tick, tick, ticks. The suspension pops and clicks. Incline ahead, I switch gears. It’s become second nature. It’s become a meditation and possibly a metaphore for my life. Scenery whizzes by but is it seen? Feeling the wind rush over me, like cool water from a river on a hot summer day. The sun splashing down from blue blue skies upon a broadened back and shaded eye. I push, and I pedal, and I glide further along. An extra tenth, another quarter ……Continue Reading “Ride Long & Cast A Giant Shadow”

Take Shape For Life

Sometimes good things happen from something seemingly bad. On March 12, 2012 I was re-diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. I had been diagnosed with borderline Type II Diabetes seven or eight years ago. But through diet and exercise I was able to control it. Hadn’t had a problem since. Rewind to a few weeks prior to March 12, 2012. Having felt more lethargic than normal, I started drinking more water than normal. Sometimes seemingly gallons in a day. I had this perpetual bad taste in…Continue Reading “Take Shape For Life : Health Coach Joe Streno”

Medicine Show Watching Weight Wane

Today is the first day of the rest of my … oh fuck that noise! With the smell of hamburgers wafting into my bedroom window from Frank’s Deli’s grill exhaust, I contemplate the task at hand. Sadly it’s not a cheeseburger deluxe. Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes, again! It was something I had about six to seven years ago. At that point I was tipping the scales in the 270 lb neighborhood. But through chemi-chemi-chemicals, diet and exercise I was…Continue Reading “Medicine Show: Watching Weight Wane”

TNT Diet

I’ve been doing this now for 9 weeks. I had lost only 15 lbs in the first 7 weeks and hit a plateau already. Okay did I just say ONLY 15 lbs! Oye! Let’s be real. That is pretty good! Having gone through this loss and plateau situation before I kind of knew what had to be done. A change up in my workouts or maybe get a trainer again. At the end of one of my workouts last week I talked to one of…Continue Reading “Gym Life: Week 9”