Category Archives: Fitness

I’m going to watch a lot more TV

on November 17, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

Fun with language Longtime readers may remember that most of my life I ate chips, pretzels, and ice cream almost daily. I felt helpless to stop. It was frustrating. A few years ago I switched to fruit, nuts, and vegetables for snacks. I’m never going back. I wrote about how I started calling a head of cabbage a bag of chips in my post How to eat a bag of[…] Keep reading →

The difference between burpees and eating

on November 8, 2017 in Fitness

Regular readers know my passion for burpees and eating from how much I write about them. I think they both contribute about equally to my health. I noticed a big difference between them. Eating I like starting but not finishing. Burpees I like finishing but not starting. I feel like there’s something deep there.

At 46, I have the fitness of an under-20-year-old. You can too.

on November 7, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

I may sound like I’m bragging or humble-bragging, but I’m just sharing my results from answering the questions at a web page, Worldfitnesslevel.org, that an article in the New York Times, How to Age Well, linked to. It says that At 46 years old I have the fitness of an under-20-year-old. Old man still got it. So read it and weep, all of you who value fitness but don’t practice[…] Keep reading →

I’m switching to eating the whole apple

on October 27, 2017 in Fitness, Nature, Perception

As much as I learned at West Point, the food wasn’t great. I don’t like food that doesn’t taste good, especially when it costs a lot, like at a hotel, so I don’t. The hotel happened to have a big bowl of apples in the lobby, so I ended up eating a couple in the morning for breakfast, then a couple more throughout the day to make up for avoiding[…] Keep reading →

The Simple Life: My Favorite Daily Moments

on October 19, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, Inc.com, SIDCHAs

My Inc. post today, “The Simple Life: My Favorite Daily Moments,” begins The Simple Life: My Favorite Daily Moments Every day has a few golden moments that I create and savor, no matter how many times I live them. It’s morning, before 8am. I’ve eaten breakfast, which followed my morning exercise, which followed my one-minute waking-up practice. I’ve already experienced three glorious moments I create every day at no cost in money or time.[…] Keep reading →

The same workout in 1/3 the time

on October 12, 2017 in Fitness

Yesterday I tried an experiment with my kettlebell workout I’d meant to try for months, maybe years, and it worked. Iteration 1 My fitness instructor friend taught me a set of exercises for a full body workout using only a few kettlebells. I started doing it a few years ago. I like the results so I’ve done it since. For a couple years, I’ve done it every fourth day. It[…] Keep reading →

Among a Man’s Best Feelings

on October 11, 2017 in Fitness, Habits, SIDCHAs

My post today on LinkedIn, “Among a Man’s Best Feelings,” begins Among a Man’s Greatest Feelings I’ve lived a fairly academic life—earning a PhD in astrophysics and an MBA. I’ve kept myself in shape and lifted weights, but mostly to play sports, which kept me thin. I never consistently lifted weights. Not that I lift huge weights now, but I’m lifting consistently for years for the first time. Every man[…] Keep reading →