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Chad Smith
Living the journey back to health.
Interests: I enjoy many different things in life, namely being a husband and father. Right now my attention has turned to returning to fitness...and living healthy for life.
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Its one thing to have sore muscles and aches and pains from exercise... injury is another thing. Last week playing basketball my calf started to tighten up. I cut hard and then felt a pop right in the center of the muscle. A lot of pain followed, and much limping... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2012 at PE2PE
I was just looking at a calendar and I'm just 3 weeks into living a healthier lifestyle. Seems much longer. Along the way I've faced quite a few frustrations with a lack of results in lost pounds...but I've come to realize that my results weren't as bad as I thought.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at PE2PE
It is a chore to even write this. I've now made it through 2 days of fruits and veggies only, and very low calaries. I don't feel hungry, but my head is majorly cloudy and I zone out frequently. I decided a few days ago to try to jumpstart my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2012 at PE2PE
What am I reaching for? In changing habits of eating, fitness and overall health what is the end game? In one sense this is definitive: I am striving towards a weight of 190 lbs. This will be the least amount that I've weighed since before my junior year of highschool.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2012 at PE2PE
This is a play on words... I've been running in the dark in the sense that I've never really ran before (besides short forays, and never in an organized manner). My knowledge of running is very little, and I'm sure to be plagued by mistakes on my way to becoming... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2012 at PE2PE
As I've read before, and I'm starting to realize myself, preparation is the name of the game. Just spent about an hour this evening (mixed in with preparing dinner for the family as well) preparing my food for lunches this week. I'm back to teaching starting tomorrow, so I need... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2012 at PE2PE
Here is a decent article about our culture's tendency to keep things of personal health and sickness secret. What value is there in being open and honest about what is going on with our bodies (and for that fact our mental state)? First I believe that when we make public,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2012 at PE2PE
Today I tackled day 3 of the "Couch to 5K" program that I started last week. The program is 3 days of running per week. This first week's "running" broke down like this: 5 minute brisk walk for warm-up, the 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking alternating... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2012 at PE2PE
Now that I'm past the first awkward post, where do I start? A week and a half ago I started at my highest weight ever..... 278. This was a wake-up call for me. Only 22 pounds shy of 300, the shear number alone scared me. I determined to try and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2011 at PE2PE
It is difficult for me to write this first post, as I'm still a little shaky on exactly why its important for me to record my activities pertaining to losing weight. I would say its for public accountability, but that puts the work onto whoever reads this. I would say... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2011 at PE2PE
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