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Welcome. I'm Brian and this is where I post my goals and accomplishments on I love to hike, bike and be outdoors. I am on a journey towards health and happiness. My biggest obstacle along this road is emotional eating.

I'm always making plans, setting new goals and challenging myself. I recently took up running and mountain biking. Stop by often to see what I'm up to. Leave comments or suggestions below.

Member Since: 3/8/2006

Fitness Minutes: 114,678

My Goals:
~ Live a healthy and active life
~ Maintain my running program
~ Daily yoga and mindfulness
~ Loose 70 pounds

Spring 2016:
~ Emerald City Bike Ride
~ Seahawks 12K
~ Succeed in the Spring 5% Challenge (10 pounds)

My Program:
~ Start the day with yoga
~ End the day in loving kindness
~ Take mindful moments on the back porch

Workout plan:
~ Tuesday, Thursday- Run (40 - 60 minutes)
~ Monday, Wednesday - Strength
~ Wednesday, Saturday - Cross (hiking/biking)
~ Rest - Friday
~ Sunday - Long slow run

Meal plan:
~ Eat a mainly plant-based diet
~ Weekly meal plans and daily journalling
~ 5:2 juicing challenge

~ Participate in the seasonal 5% Challenge
~ Stay connected to my Spark Friends
~ lead and in
~ Change my program regularly to stay engaged

Personal Information:
I live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle. I'm a 50-something technical writer, mountaineer, bicycler, hiker, illustrator, gardener, runner and father of one. I lost my wife in 2014 after an 11 year battle with cancer. I love dogs, but I live with a cat. We don't seem to mind.

Other Information:
Operating instructions:
1) Love yourself for who you are right now.

2) Start living the life you want to live.

3) Live with loving kindness to yourself and others.

4) Dance.

My Community Journal:
The Ultimate Life Journey

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    You're welcome. That does look like a really cool bike!
    You know that spotlight I was in? It could actually be a spot- light --- not that I was causing trouble this QUICKLY in the challenge. emoticon
    1 day ago
    I didn't want to go to the gym today, but I did. I enjoyed the circuit and even did EXTRA ab exercises!!! Me? extra ab exercises? was I abducted by aliens.
    I need to drink more water though. Right now. I will grab a bottle.

    Got it!
    How are you doing? Did the dog catcher get you yet? I'm hoping not because I bet that you could outrun her!!
    2 days ago
    I made it to the Walkers, Joggers, Runners Team and I am THRILLED about that and to have made it to the 5% Fall Challenge! I am going to make an effort to make appealing meals that look delectable the way you to Brian
    You have made marvelous strides and look so healthy and fit! Way to go, such an inspiration!
    3 days ago
    HEY Rin Tin Tin !!! TY SO MUCHERS for filling out your vet record ! YEAH !!! NEAT and CONGRATS on the races coming up !!

    I am so sorry that ur buddy has run away from the kennel. Please know he's chipped and we HOPE with this will be RETURNED BACK HOME !!

    TY so MUCH for being such a LOYAL Dawggie and yeah for being trained to fetch, run in dah wind, and doing our BBQs over the summah ! YUMMY !!! Hmmm it was NOT as funny as you thought when you looked for that POORAH Little Squirrel to BBQ though the rabbit WOULD Of tasted YUMMY !
    5 days ago
    I have 100 miles in 8 weeks listed for your goal. emoticon I will have the Dawg catcher running 2 miles a day to catch you! Make sure you keep ahead of her. emoticon
    5 days ago
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