30 Days (Plus) of Awesomeness

Posted by Roger, a contributor to this blog. Well, I've just completed Dustin's "30 Days of Awesomeness" challenge and thought I would post my final journal entry here instead of just writing on the closed Facebook page. I decided to participate in the challenge for a couple of reasons. One was to see what would happen if I started keeping a food journal again, as well as trying some of the … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays

Posted by Roger,  a contributor to this blog. It is that time of year again. For many of us this can be a difficult time as there are so many temptations. There is the temptation to skip workouts because we are just so busy and tired. There is the temptation to overeat because, dang it, everything looks and smells so good. What's a guy to do? … [Read more...]

Taking Boot Camp With Me

Poster by Roger, a contributor to this blog. Last week I started working toward losing the weight the doctor wanted me to lose. The lifestyle changes I have to make have to be permanent if I want to not only take the weight off, but to keep the weight off. I started with changing my eating habits and now, I have to take the same aggressive approach to my workouts. … [Read more...]

Back to Being Me

Posted by Roger, a contributor to this blog. Hi all. It has been a long time since I posted anything but, believe me, it hasn't been for lack of trying. Unfortunately, as life unfolds, one finds that events sometimes happen that knock you for a loop. Even when not totally unexpected these events can leave you in a dark place. That's where I've been and now I'm pulling myself out. … [Read more...]

Bootcamp July 13, 2011

Posted by Roger,  a contributor to this blog. In case you haven't had a chance to experience one of Dustin's bootcamps in person, just wanted to share this video to show you what it's like. My wife had a stress fracture and can't participate right now but she did me a favor and got up at 4:30 am to take the pics and video. Hope you … [Read more...]

Bad Day at Black Rock?

Posted by Roger, a contributor to this blog. It seemed like an uncomfortably warm night last night. My wife and I watched the movie Tales of the Crypt (1972), not to be confused with the HBO series, before heading to bed. I love old '70's B-movies from my youth. They used to show them at the local drive-in but I suppose now they are direct to video. However, I digress. The warm air or humidity … [Read more...]

For Richer, For Poorer, For Sweatier…

Posted by Roger, a contributor to this blog. The alarm goes off at 4:30 and my wife tells me it is time to get up for boot camp. Luckily I already have my gym bag packed and workout clothes laid out so I can move a little bit slowly. I get out of bed and get dressed while she goes back to sleep for another 20 minutes. Then, still slightly bleary-eyed, I head out alone, both of us disappointed … [Read more...]

Random Thoughts

Posted by Roger, a contributor to this blog. Got up nice and early this morning to attend Memorial Day Boot Camp. It was kind of a humid morning but there was a little breeze so all was good. Afterwards I had a chance to reflect a bit since no work today. Nothing particularly profound but thought I 'd share them with you anyways! … [Read more...]

Lessons Learned from Bootcamp

Posted by Roger, a contributor to this blog. I woke up pretty rested today. The television said it was 44 degrees out so I figured that's not too bad. A hoodie and sweatpants should do the job. Ok workout, I thought, here I come! … [Read more...]


Posted by Roger, a contributor to this blog. Not quite a year ago I had a restless night. There were some things going through my mind that still resonate with me and provide me with that extra inspiration when I need it. I shared it with some folks then and I thought I'd share it with all of you now. … [Read more...]