MKMMA week 3

I have to be honest…

The reading and assignments and the reading are a lot more to keep up with than I expected.  Mind you I am doing them, but it’s been over ten years since I’ve been in school and getting back into the swing of things is daunting.  I was studious and a bit of a nerd back in the day, but the lack of deadlines and assignments made me a bit lazy I guess.  I am definitely inspired every Sunday and set big, lofty goals for myself for the week.  After Tuesday I am struggling.  Nevertheless I am in this thing to win ( I know theres no prize….wait, is there?).  I am eager to form habits that will affect my family and I positively.

On a tangent…I don’t want this forum to become a place for me to verbal vomit everything in my life.  Or maybe I do.  I don’t know.  Im new to this.  My uncle passed away this week. His name was German Martinez and he was fantastic.  He was funny, loving, full of life.  He was a Vietnam Vet.  He weighed close to 600 lbs.  He had always been big.  At least as far back as I can remember.  And unfortunately it contributed to his death.  I love him and miss him and wish I could’ve hugged him one more time before he left.  His wife Maria and his daughter Raquel are fabulous people and their strength and faith will help them through this.  I’m still in the awe/shock/…

On a lighter note, this is my 8th season (two per year) coaching my daughter Sofia.  Her team competed in the championships last night, and……we won!!!!! We beat the Falcons 3-1, with Sofia scoring our last two goals.  I have to say, this time around coaching was a bit of a struggle.  I just wasn’t into it.  I get emotional sometimes, and it can be confused with yelling.  Seeing how far these girls had come made it all worth it.  And I’m super proud of Sofia.  She crushed it…

 

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Ivan

MKMMA week 2

So, I started a fitness bootcamp this morning.  My alarm went off at 5am and I sat on the edge of the bed really contemplating laying back down.  That’s my old blueprint talking. I’ve struggled with my weight my entire adult life.  I went.  It was still dark out.  I got to the gym a few minutes early and managed to get my reading done.  There were ten of us and the instructor, Manny.  I’ve known him for a few years now.  He was/is a personal trainer at the Y and is doing his own thing with this bootcamp.  As I write this I can attest to the soreness in a variety of joints and muscles, even 16+ hours after the fact.  And bless his heart, he wanted to move up the bootcamp (supposed to be Friday) to tomorrow because of the storm.  I’m sore and generally not likely to commit to something like this.  But things are different.  Even as I write this I’m convincing myself that I have to go.  Up at 5am.  Let’s do this…

MKMMA-my first week…

I remember telling my wife after the webinar last week how excited I was to get started.  I think my desire and motivation grossly exceeded my current state of affairs.  My reading wasn’t consistent.  I haven’t finished my DMP.  And I’m doing my blog post on Friday.  Needless to say this week was a trial run and I will be pulling up my bootstraps and getting into better shape.  The rest of my life depends on it…