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”

workout sheet

Not a lot to report in week 10. I’m still at 260 lbs and holding. Though I had to go from my (dare I say it) size 42 jeans to my size 40 jeans which I had stored away for this occasion. Two inches is just the start … I hope. My 42 jeans were getting way too loose. So I climbed up into the attic and brought the 40’s down. In there was a pair or 36″ jeans … oh someday soon(?). Actually that…Continue Reading “Gym Life – Week 10 + Workout Sheet”

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”