Focus Areas

Based on my values and taking stock of where I am and what worked and what didn’t I have a better idea of what I need to work on and set some goals for the coming year.  The next big question is where do I want to be physically and that is a good question. […]

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Taking Stock

The New Year fast approaches and with it come New Year’s Resolutions.  Which for many are nothing more than hopes to make changes that never get achieved.  Why?  Is it because those who set them are just prone to wishful thinking? Caught up in the allure of starting fresh.  Its easy to see.  Looking forward […]

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On the twelfth day of…

Christmas my true love (my lovely wife of course) had arranged for me to do: 12 wood chop side lunges, 11 basic crunches, 10 air squats, 9 lunges, 8 bicycle crunches, 7 push-ups, 6 chair dips, 5 maaaan makers, 4 clean and presses, 3 burpees, 2 sideways planks and a plank for 30 seconds.  And […]

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On the eleventh day of…

Christmas my true love made me do: 11 regular crunches, 10 air squats, 9 lunges, 8 bicycle crunches, 7 push-ups, 6 chair dips, 5 man makers, 4 clean and presses, 3 burpees, 2 sideways planks and a plank for 30 seconds. So its unseasonable warm for the week of Christmas and today was wet and damp as […]

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On the tenth day of…

Christmas my true love gave to me:  10 air squats, 9 lunges, 8 bicycle crunches, 7 push-ups, 6 chair dips, 5 man makers, 4 clean and presses, 3 burpees, 2 sideways planks and a plank for 30 seconds.  Monday and back in the thick of it. For the most part the workout is fun and pretty […]

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On the ninth day of…

The FDCC my true love had me do: 9 lunges, 8 bicycle crunches, 7 push-ups, 6 chair dips, 5 man makers, 4 clean and presses, 3 burpees, 2 sideways planks and a plank for 30 seconds. whew! The planks are getting better but still tough.  This will round out this week for me and I […]

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On the eighth day of…

The FDCC (Functional Dad Christmas Challenge) my true love laid out a plan for me to do: 8 bicycle crunches, 7 push-ups, 6 chair dips, 5 man makers, 4 clean and presses, 3 burpees, 2 sideways planks and a plank for 30 seconds. So 3 burpees is not really all that taxing as my wife […]

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On the seventh day of…

Christmas challenge my true love sent me the following exercises.  Seven push-ups, 6 chair dips, 5 man makers, 4 clean and presses, 3 burpees, 2 sideways planks and forward plank for 30 seconds.  Actually excited about getting to the challenge each day.  How about that for motivation?  Speaking of motivation and being consistent check out […]

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On the sixth day…

Of the Functional Dad 12 days of Chritmas Challenge I did: 6 chair dips, 5 man makers, 4 clean & presses, 3 burpees, 2 sideways planks and 1 plank for 30 seconds. So question for ya. Are you singing the song as you read? I am when I’m typing it.   “Now this is the […]

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On the fifth day of…

Christmas, the soreness started to settle in and its in my core muscles.  Clearly, I haven’t been working them as much as I should.  So very beneficial that I am doing the planks.  But I digress.  On the fifth day I did 5 Man Makers, 4 Clean and Press, 3 Burpees, 2 Side Planks, and […]

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