This past Monday marked the one-month mark of my exercise and fitness regimen on my #Roadto40. So, much like she did on January 22 of this year, Katie of Precision Athletics took my measurements with the help of some cold and sharp calipers. The measurements only took a couple of minutes: she would name a body part, hook up the calipers to pinch said body part, I would grimace and hold back my tears, she would remove the calipers, and I would pretend it didn’t hurt.
The final results showed some decent progress: in one month I lost 11 pounds, shed 4 inches off of my waist, and reduced my body fat by over 4%.
I knew that I had lost some weight over the month as my watch and wedding started to slide a bit and I moved to the next notch on my belt buckle. My double chin is less pronounced (it’s more like a 1.5 chin now) and both my face and waist are a tad slimmer.
It was 8:45am on Wednesday morning when I gave my good friend Krissy a call. We enjoyed a quick catch-up session over the phone and we ended our conversation talking about the recent trend of #NekNomination drinking videos circulating around the internet.
Krissy ran her idea by me: “What about if I started something that’s more positive in nature…something that’s more affirming?”
We committed to connecting later on in the day. We traded a few texts regarding content and format and by 10:49am (just 2 hours after our initial conversation) I had a new video from Krissy in my WhatsApp inbox. Here it is:
When I was in Saskatoon last month, I was blessed to spend some time with an adorable and spunky 3 year-old named Jacinta. She is the daughter of Colm and Sharon…both of whom I’ve known for many years through diocesan youth ministry.
Sharon has put together a great YouTube channel called Deep Thoughts featuring videos of Jacinta. She has participated in dance-offs, monologues, public service announcements, and even helped announced pregnancies!
I put on my Vancouver Canucks jersey while Jacinta put on her Montreal Canadiens jersey and the game can-you-top-this was on. Enjoy!
Today is NBA star Steve Nash’s 40th birthday. He’s always been my favourite player for many reasons: we’re the same age, we play the same position (although he’s a bit better at it than I am), and he grew up in Victoria, BC.
We all know of his accomplishments as an NBA player. He’s a 2-time MVP and 8-time All-Star. Unfortunately, he hasn’t won an NBA championship (thanks a lot Robert Horry and the Spurs) and he likely never will.
My first small group training session for the 360 Degree Abs program got off to an auspicious start. I walked into Precision Athletics at exactly 7:27am – 3 minutes before my half an hour class was scheduled to begin.
“Good morning, I’m Clay”, I blurted out to the trainer.
“Nice to meet you, Clay”, Amy answered. “Have you warmed up yet?”
“Sort of…I ran over here from my office.” I failed to tell her that my office was only half a block away.
“Go get on the treadmill for a few minutes.”
I walked confidently over to the treadmill ready to show it that there was a new sheriff in town. Apparently the sheriff didn’t know how to read because I didn’t even know how to turn it on. It basically looked like a computer with a conveyor belt and handles attached to it. By the time I figured it out, I only got on for about a minute before being called back. Continue reading My #Roadto40: Trauma on the Treadmill→
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