Friday, February 26, 2010

Enter The Norman

Any of you who have known me for a long time might know me by my old internet persona and image, that of  That site has been down for sometime and over the last several years, my life has changed quite a bit.  Going from a bachelor with nothing to spend my money on but fun to a married home owner with a wife, son and 2 dogs has been a great journey. 

One of the central themes around my life that has replaced boozing and partying (man, sometimes I miss those days though) is exercising and trying to get in shape.  I've gone from weighing nearly 400 pounds during the summer of 2006 to the mid 230's.  While I've been hanging out there for a while, the time has come for another push to make it down to under 220.  Funny how much harder I have to work to lose 20 pounds now versus 50 pounds 3 years ago.  For those of you that haven't seen it, you can see the change as documented on NBC's Today show.  While you might think I would have a healthy exercise routine bashed into my head by now, I don't.  I truly love just lounging around on the couch watching TV or dinking around on the internet doing all sorts of random things.

Initially, I started running as my main form of fitness but I found that I just got bored way too easy.  Last summer, I started cycling again after a 20 year hiatus.  That, I must say, has been a blast.  So much so that I have registered for the Seattle to Portland classic, a 204 mile ride over 2 days.  My longest ride so far has been 35 miles.  That hasn't been too bad but I shudder to think what my butt is going to feel like after sitting on a bike seat for 50+ miles.

Anyway, I am hoping to keep up with my growth and experiences through this blog.  As my beautiful wife will tell you, I am great at starting things but not always sticking to them.  Hopefully this won't be one of those things.

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