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Bill B (AKA Theocoid)

Hey, Tim.

That's my life in reverse. I have no problem getting te exercise in, but the diet is more of a challenge. In addition to the cardio work, I would suggest some good strength and endurance training. An excellent program that is the right price (free) is Crossfit. You can check them out here: http://crossfit.com/. I use something similar for myself and the class I lead, but I hear from one fellow that the workout of the day usually takes about 20 minutes. Good luck!

Del

Hi Tim,

I'm made of the same stuff as you, pound for pound, right down to the full beard, broad-brimmed hat and hickory walking stick.

Can't get up in the morning, either.

Just remember how beautiful an Ozark summer morning is, and keep a sense of regret for the thousands of beautiful mornings you slept through.

freddy

You have my prayers! Keep us all posted.

If you could share some of your diet hints I'd really appreciate it. My husband and I have been struggling with this, esp. with hungry boy-kids I tend to cook a lot of pasta & other fillers.

God bless!

Tim J.

"Just remember how beautiful an Ozark summer morning is, and keep a sense of regret for the thousands of beautiful mornings you slept through."

You know, that's one reason I love camping so much. Somehow, it's easier to get up with the sun when you slept in a tent.

And though I hate getting out of bed, I do love to see the sunrise and the dew on the grass, so there is incentive o'plenty.

Keith Rickert, Jr.

I've agonized over the same dilemma for years of finding the time away from family to exercise. I did some research and bought Ross Enamait's Never Gymless--
http://www.rosstraining.com/nevergymless.html
--a book about bodyweight exercise by a guy who trains boxers for a living. Turns out Ross really knows his stuff and he makes a great case for a more anaerobic workout: 10 minutes of more intense activity is better for you than 30 minutes of aerobic exercise. Now I walk to the park with my kids and play tag with them (sprints!) before returning home to do some bodyweight exercise (pushups, pullups, sittups, etc.) while the kids set the table for dinner.

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