Las Vegas Trip & Deciding To Get Back In Shape

I don’t know what happened this morning, but woke up and decided it was time to invest in myself and start getting back in shape.

I say get  back in shape because in 2011 I was in great shape.  I weighed just 198 pounds and was doing Crossfit and running a lot.  I mean 5 to 10 miles a day. Sometimes I would run to Crossfit and then run back home or run to the gym, work out and then run home.

Then I started this business and it all went down hill.  I started skipping my morning run so I could get into work early and start my marketing. Not that all things are bad, I mean I do have a great business now that does very well, but I think it is time to have some balance and maybe work just a little less and spend some time getting back in shape.

Today is Monday about 10:15 in the morning and I am just getting to work.  Wow, what a change.  I decided I would go for a walk (gotta start somewhere) and take my dog with me.  He loved it to. Only did about 3.5 miles, but it was a good start.  I plan to blog about my working out efforts, just so I have a journal.

I have not weighed myself recently, but last time I checked it was about 275.  (thankfully I have a large frame to carry it) I will have to see what I weigh now so I can gauge how much I lose. I am shooting for 200 pounds and 15% body fat and my goal is to have this done by the end of April 2016 which gives me just 6 months.

About my Las Vegas Trip this weekend.  I am trying to be more spontaneous lately and I think I pulled that off on Friday.  I was at the office and it was sort of quite.  My wife was traveling back from a consulting job in Omaha, Nebraska.  I decided to do a fight checker and see where her plane was.  I saw that she had landed, but she was not supposed to be home for another 2 hours.  I looked closer and saw that she was on a layover in Las Vegas.

So I texted her and said, “I should meet you in Vegas”.  She replies, ” That is weird, i am in Vegas” to which I told her I was aware of.  I said, “let’s do something crazy, get off the airplane and I will drive up and meet you.”  So she got off and I left the office and drove up.

It turned out to be a great unplanned trip.  While I was driving up, she booked the hotel and checked in.  She wrapped up some work she had to do and I arrived about 4 p.m. and we headed off for dinner followed by a massage.  My wife was exhausted from the week long trip to Omaha, so we called it a night and went back to the hotel.

The next day was also great.  No real plan, but ended up at Mandalay Bay where we had lunch, gambled a little, saw the Shark exhibit and then saw Michael Jackson ONE. If you have not seen this show, it was amazing and I highly recommend it.  We are already planning out next trip and going to bring out 2 kids to see it.

Hope you have a good Monday. Tim