Treating our health journey like a long term financial strategy: Blog with ‘Your Level Fitness’

I feel lucky to have written a post for Your Level Fitness. This is the same blog that I did a podcast with a couple months ago. You can find that podcast here. For this blog, I wrote it to be published on their site so please click this link to read it. I am …

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trotting for turkey, thankful, and needing better follow-through

I ran my first Turkey Trot... but more on that down below. First, I hope all of my U.S. readers had a wonderful thanksgiving. I extra hope it was restful and full of love. Now a quick note on thankfulness. I find that taking an effort to count our blessings and to be thankful, can …

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fall back, preparation, anticipation, and you’re still fine!

That title is a mouthful. Let me explain. What is my favorite time of year? That is a great question. I struggle to define my favorite, but we are in the first of the 2 seasons I love most. I love the beauty of fall but not just the vibrant colors, I also love the …

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So much to say, but I’ll start with… “I’m back if you’ll have me”

It has not been a full year, but damn has it been close since I last posted. A lot has happened since that time. In fact, without real hard thought, I am going to struggle to recollect it all with clarity of event or timeline. Today I would like to discuss mental journey, health goals, …

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changing the narrative: overweight does not mean overwork

as always, please check out my instagram @a_better_ben I have said this before, but growing up overweight, or "fat", was not easy. It was not easy for all of the obvious reasons including being slow, less popular, ridiculed, finding clothes sizes, and on and on. These things start to impact you even if you think …

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succeeding when you least expect it and weekly reflections: 6/8 – 6/14

change in weight (6/8/21 – 6/14/21): -1.2 LBS I was nothing but tired this week. I got sick, the kids got sick, the baby didn't sleep because he was sick, and I was a mess because of it. I think I averaged less than 5 hours of sleep per night this week and it really caught …

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eating like a dumb dumb and weekly reflections: 5/25 – 5/31

change in weight (5/25/21 – 5/31/21): +0.8 LBS I have been eating like a dumb dumb. The consistency and discipline of sticking with my plan that has made my spring so successful has been a struggle lately. I have not cared. I have said "I'll make up for it later this week". I just haven't felt …

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if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it and weekly reflections: 5/18 – 5/24

but that hair. Another awkward post-run selfie for your viewing pleasure change in weight (5/18/21 – 5/24/21): -1.0 LBS I am down another pound this week. I am happy about it, as I write every time I lose weight. Ultimately, there isn't much to say about the weekly routine because it's working. I don't need to …

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