Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bitten By the Bug - Bad

I have been bitten buy a bug and it is bad.  I have been bitten by the kayaking bug and have a bad case of kayaking fever!!  I went out and bought 3 new Pelican kayaks, so now my kids and I each have one.  The weather here in Michigan has been great so we have been spending a lot of time on the water.  Of course this has taken away some of my blogging time so sorry for the lack of posts.  I want to get some film of it but I am waiting to get a waterproof case for my camera.

Anyway, suffice it to say I have been getting in a good workout on the kayak.  It is really the best of both worlds in that it is fun, but also good exercise.  In fact it is so much fun, I usually forget that it is exercise--at least until the next day when I am stiff and sore!  In fact I am finding I am sore in places I didn't know you could be sore in LOL!  Are you finding any fun ways to get your exercise in??

Monday, June 4, 2012

My Anniversary

Today is a special day for our family.  My wife and I are celebrating twenty two years of, marital bliss, yes that's it.  I know this will come as a shock to many of you that are doing the math and thinking, "Wow, he must have gotten married at ten!!" LOL!!

We are certainly not the same as we were 22 years ago.  Let's just say we have both "grown" in many ways.  Check out the video where I talk about how we are both trying to lose weight to "ungrow" and what our weight loss goals are.  Have you learned any marriage tips that you would care to share??  I love your comments!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Kayaking for Fitness

In my never ending quest to lose a pound or two and achieve any semblance of fitness, I have embarked on a new hobby...kayaking.  I really like it.  I believe that exercise is important to our overall health, and that the best way to make sure we exercise is to make it as enjoyable as possible.  Kayaking was a no brainer for me as the water was here already and my son already owned the kayak.  Although I am grossly over the max weight allowed for the kayak, I thought it was worth a try to "get my feet wet" and see if I liked it.

 I really am enjoying it as it is very peaceful.  It came with a vary nice paddle that is sturdy and yet compacts down to about 2 feet.  The kayak comes with a handy travel bag (think duffle bag)  in which it can be deflated and taken anywhere.  It also comes with an awesome air pump that inflates it in no time.  This is our second year with this kayak and we have had no leaks or problems.  You will want to check out the videos.  The second one is pretty funny as my son filmed one of my first attempts at getting in the kayak

Now if you want to laugh, check this out.  If you do though, you owe it to me to at least consider buying a 99 cent copy of my book, Scrawlings of a Fat Man.  After all, I need to buy another kayak for me to use so I wont have to hog my son's kayak LOL.

OK, so who want an "uplifting" motivator like my son lol????  What do you think??