Back In The Groove and Courtney Rocks!
I arrived home from my trip late last night; actually, it was early morning by the time I settled into my apartment. But I was fine, all was right and good…I’m ready to get back into the groove around here. Not this morning, oh no…uh, yeah---I jumped up late and raced to the studio just in time to start the show at 6am. I grabbed some food on the way---some scrambled eggs and yogurt, because breakfast just can’t be ignored, and I was good!
Today I was asked if I had any interest in fronting a new restaurant venture. By “fronting,” I believe that means being the “face” of and recipe/marketing consultant for such a venture. Hmmm, that sounds interesting. Without too many details---it would be a restaurant that focuses on real food—prepared in responsible portions, with calorie counts and Weight Watchers points—along with other nutritional information calculated and posted on each meal. It’s purely speculative right now, but it was an interesting idea…and from a marketing standpoint—I’m lovin’ it. Oh wait, that’s—uh, never mind…;) Anyway, we’ll see where that goes. I don’t necessarily have any aspirations to be a hands-on restaurateur, but a “Jared” type with input on menu and marketing, sure…that sounds fun.
This day wouldn’t stop coming. Every moment was full of something. You know what it was missing? A much needed nap, that’s what. And Kenz, it was missing Kenz. I was scheduled to speak briefly at the opening of the “Lose To Win” seminar, and then it was off to play rehearsal. Now before my mom starts worrying about my health and well being, it’s not the same schedule as the play last year---that was a full-length stage production requiring six weeks of intense rehearsals. This is a one-act that will be performed twice, once at the Poncan Theatre and once at the Oklahoma State Theatre Festival in Norman. I can handle that!
Acting, flying, eating, exercising, wearing clothes that I could only dream of wearing not long ago---it’s all mixed into this wonderful ride. When I struggle, and I do occasionally (don't we all?), I shift my focus to all of the good this new lifestyle creates. It’s not always peaches, cream, and dreams…but it’s always positive, and positively a million miles from where I came.
I must share with you all about my youngest daughter Courtney and her boyfriend Bradley. They are taking their journeys by the horns and making it exactly what they want. They work out everyday, sometimes twice a day---and now they’re setting some clearly defined goals. Courtney will be 195 by July 4th and Brad will weigh in at 270 on that day. We talked tonight about what the two of them are doing and why it's working so well. The answer?
They’re keeping it very simple! They have an account at the Calorie Bank and Trust—and they understand exactly how to use that account. Courtney really has a keen understanding of the mental dynamics that are responsible for transforming her father. I’m so happy to hear that she’s doing so well! I will not pressure my girls to do anything, they’re old enough to make good choices—they understand. And that makes me so happy! I’m so proud of you Courtney, you absolutely ROCK!!
It doesn’t make me happy that I didn’t get a good workout today. Every minute was claimed---so I’m good. Perfectly imperfect as always!
What a great week! I’m looking forward to a nice weekend with plenty of rest and some wonderful workouts, and maybe a few “playouts!” I hope to make swimming a part of that plan.
I must submit a before and current picture with that interview I mentioned the other day. I know I’ll use the latest tuxedo picture as the current---but I’m up in the air on the before picture. I’ve posted a few below. If you have a moment---give me your vote for the before shot I should submit.
Thank you for reading. Goodnight and…
I know this is the third time I’ve posted this shot…no explanation from me—other than, this is what I’ll submit as a “current” picture for the interview I’m doing. I need help deciding on the “before.”
I hate this one--precisely why it’s such a good “before” shot!
My youngest at the YMCA…This young lady will soon be 17. It thrills me to realize that she can transform her mind and body and never be considered an obese adult! She’s rocking this deal!