Things have been going okay. I had two great weeks of eating well and exercising regularly. However, this past weekend was a bust and my week hasn’t been the greatest. Some great news: I believe that my back has gotten a lot better because I’ve been exercising regularly and my numbness and pain issues have significantly reduced to the point of almost being non existent. I’m still very cautious with my movements, but have done a lot of movements that, prior to surgery, would flare up my leg numbness.
Since my back and leg are behaving, I’m starting to consider walking a half marathon in September. I’ll keep monitoring my progress and if there are no setbacks, I’ll start training for the Talladega Half Marathon.
My buddy Hal has given me an Advovare 24 Day Challenge kit which I am going to start on Tuesday, February 25th. The nutrition plan is pretty tough but it’s just 24 days, right? My honest opinion is that the same results could be achieved by following the meal plan and not using supplements, but I told Hal that I would try it, and I am going to stick to my promise. Who knows, it may be a good kick start. Right now, I plan on going back to my regular meal plans after the challenge. I will blog my progress through the program and am expecting a lot of complaining about hunger. (If you can’t tell, I’m a skeptic about supplements and other items such as weight loss shake products.) Really, all diets work if you stick to them, but how realistic are most diets?
Since my last post, my truck died and I got a brand new 2014 Chevy Spark. I call her Sparky:
Tomorrow I’m heading up to Canada to see my Fiancee, Rachel… We have a new wedding web site: http://www.mywedding.com/vinsonwedding2015 Check it out. :)