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Firefighter Cycling Team

I’ve joined the Firefighters Cycling Team and helped to establish the Salt Lake District for this national cycling team. We promote firefighter health and safety by promoting exercising, diet, and healthy lifestyle changes. My shirt came the other day and I think it’s a pretty cool design. Let me know if you want more info 🙂

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Oct. 7

I got home this morning from my night shift at AirMed to find my kiddo’s (Gunnar and Ava) hanging out with Grandma Marsha. Melissa and Katie were already in the air and just about to land in Houston to catch their connecting flight to Atlanta. We watched their plane land on the internet thanks to

I had a waffle that the kiddo’s had made for me along with some fruit. We hung out until lunch time and then packed the kids up and headed for Neptune Park for a picnic and to let the kids burn up some energy at the playground.

Lunch consisted of a Turkey and Provolone sandwich on Sour Dough, Baby Carrots, and a handful of Doritos. Mom had made sugar cookies and I couldn’t help but devouring one. Pretty tasty!!!

This evening the kids worked on their homework, as did I, and we warmed up some left over Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup and rolls. We all had a small slice of the remaining Birthday Cake from yesterday, but exercised some self control and limited my consumption to just one slice. YEAH!!!

No workout today. I’ll see what I can fit in tomorrow while Gunnar is at school and Ava is at Preschool. Now it’s time for homework- reading assignments, quizzes, and a paper I need to finish up.

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Oct. 3

Ok we’re on to the 3rd day of the October Project and I’m feeling pretty good about this.

I had a crappy start to the day as I slept through my alarm clock. Actually, I had set my clock for 5:00 am so I’d have plenty of time to get to the pool and swim for about an hour before work. Well, I guess I must have just turned the alarm off and the next thing I knew it was 6:35 am. Yeah, normally I’m just about to work by that time. Needless to say, I did the walk of shame past all my coworkers when I finally got to work.

Well, here’s the food consumption for today:

Breakfast – 2 Slices of Whole Wheat Bread with Peanut Butter (Starting to see a trend here)

Snack – 1 Small Gala Apple

Lunch – 1 Can of Chicken Noodle Soup, Toast, Baby Carrots

Snack – Clif Bar and Small Gala Apple

Dinner – Steak Fajitas

My work out today consisted of:

1/2 hour of spinning

Push ups – 5,5,5,5

Running one mile on the treadmill

This running on the treadmill crap – sucks. That’s the first time in like 5 years I’ve run that far on a treadmill. I asked my co worker Mike if he ever gets bored running on the gerbil track. I think he said he didn’t mind it, but I can’t remember cause I was thinking to myself how much more enjoyable it would be running outside instead.

For the record, I hate running. I’m not good at it and I’d rather be swimming or biking. But since the fire station doesn’t have a swimming pool (minor detail) and the bike thing doesn’t really work out while I’m on duty, I guess I’ll try to tolerate it in the future. I was actually surprised how good I felt after running today.

Tomorrow I have a day off from working anywhere – YEAH!!! So, after I get the kids to school and do all the jobs the boss has lined up for me, I’m going to try to get a good long ride in before the Utah vs. USC game. I’m afraid I’ll cave on my diet structure and inhale a hot dog or nachos or some other delicious, fattening type of food at the game, so I’m going to try and burn up a couple thousand calories as a buffer. Go Utes!!!

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When my alarm went off this morning at 5:00am, I quickly reset it for 6:00am and went back to sleep. I had every intention to head over to the swimming pool and turn laps for about an hour before work. Yeah, that didn’t so much happen as I had planned. Instead I hauled by butt out of bed an hour later and made my way to work.

I was able to get a work out in a little later on that consisted of:

1/2 Hour Spinning

Clean 3×5 85 lbs

Reverse leg lifts 3×10

Push-Ups 5,5,5,3
I haven’t done any weight or strength training in over a year and it felt good to get after it. As far as the diet goes, here’s what I threw down my gullet:
Breakfast – 2 slices of whole wheat toast with peanut butter
Lunch – Bean and Bacon soup, Ritz Crackers, Baby Carrots, Small Gala Apple
Snack – Clif Protein Bar
Dinner – BBQ Chicken Tenderloins, Green Salad, Artisan Bread, Roasted Potatoes
So, overall I think I started the October Project off on the right foot. Did mention no soda or sugary treats were consumed? Although I did stare down a dozen Dunford Chocolate Donuts before my trusty co-worker jumped into action and made sure I didn’t have a weak moment.
Now on today 2 of this insane healthy eating and exercising routine. I’ll be at AirMed tomorrow so we’ll see if I can somehow keep the goal alive.
Weight 197
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