People Like Us

By the incredible Kelly Clarkson!

Oh, people like us we’ve gotta stick together
Keep your head up, nothing lasts forever
Here’s to the damned to the lost and forgotten
It’s hard to get high when you’re living on the bottom

Sometimes You Need a Reset

[COVID Day Five Hundred Something]

I mean, there are some amazing reasons behind writing every single day. Even if every day isn’t a brilliant omg I can’t believe you said that day.

And then there are reasons to, well, NOT.

Moving across the pond – that’s a solid reason for not writing every single day.

Or, at least, not publishing.

Which I’ve obviously not done.

I’m building a new site.

But also I’m building new daily habits and rituals.

And shifting away from… here.

If you’re keen to see what I’m doing on a daily basis, I’m way more active on twitter, twitch, and youtube and a bit more active on facebook and instagram.

But here?

Not so much.


I’d like to get back to writing daily. To even publishing daily, sure.

Today is not that day.

Don’t read this as fatalistic or depressive – I’m doing oke.

I’m prioritizing self care and compassion while I and the family settle into our new slice of the world in America.

I hope you’re taking care of yourself, too.


Is It Monday Yet?

[COVID Day Five Hundred Seventy Three]

As terribly excited as I am to start strength training and such on Monday at 0500 I am also absolutely NOT wanting to start strength training on Monday at 0500.

Cause 0500.

And strength training.

Also, what am I going to have time to inhale before running to the gym? And what time do I need to get up in order to have time to inhale something before running to the gym and getting there by 0500?

0430 ish.

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Insert Montage Here

[COVID Day Five Hundred Seventy Two]

This is one of those moments where I wish I could push the fast forward button to do the montage of me training and eating healthy and being miserable initially but by the end being stronger and leaner and not necessarily enjoying it by the end, but struggling less.


If life WERE a movie and this was my montage moment, the music would be Eye of the Tiger by Survivor.


It’s the eye of the tiger
It’s the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival

And Why Are We In This Hand Basket?

[COVID Day Five Hundred Seventy One]

There are a ton of things going on these days, but I’m mostly focused on those super high cholesterol and triglyceride numbers.

Obsessed, even.

Healthy obsession, I promise.

When you’re going on a trip, it’s important to understand where you’re starting, where you’re going, and how you’re getting there.


Where Are We Starting?

I am five foot seven inches and currently weigh around one hundred eighty seven pounds.

My body composition analysis is around 82.5 pounds of body water, 30.4 pounds of dry lean mass, and 74.6 pounds of body fat mass.

The muscle-fat analysis says that while my weight is 187.5 pounds, my skeletal muscle mass is 62.6 pounds making my body fat mass around 74.6 pounds.

And my obesity analysis estimates my BMI is 29.4 and percent body fat is 39.9.

My cholesterol numbers are high at 208 milligrams (mg) per deciliter (dL) while the standard range is less than 200 mg/dL. And my triglyceride numbers are high at 182 mg/dL while the standard range is 150 mg/dL.

Finally, the Hemoglobin A1C results indicate an increased risk for diabetes (pre-diabetes): 5.7-6.4% with a value of 6.0% while the standard range is 4.0 – 5.6%.

Where Are We Going?

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