Archive for the ‘Active Lifestyle’ Category

Pending List3 | #57of101 | i suck + i will get better | i can’t quit

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

( Goal is 220 pounds on my 101 Things To Do in 1001 days.  It’s #57)

this is one of those rambling posts that happen late at night with no punctuation or capitals.

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enough is enough.  i’ve only played ball once last year.  very disappointed in myself.  many days i think about doing something to get into better shape.  many days i do nothing.

that is changing.  being active is now the rule for my health and well being.  not happy with where the last 12 months has taken me.

this has to stop.  i’m not happy with myself.  i’m not happy with how i look and feel.  i don’t want to be fat anymore.    i tried before and fell off the bandwagon.

i want to be strong.

i want to be healthy.

i want to eat more clean foods.  no more fucking pizza late at night when i’m alone.

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i want to be a good role model for my kids.

i want to be alive to see them grow up.

i want to be confident in the clothes i wear.

i want more upper body strength.

i want to loose weight around my mid section.

tennis, walking to work, biking to work, swimming, hoops, running, yoga and watching what i put into my pie hole will be the key.

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the last woman i was with was stunning.  absolutely fucking beautiful and i was so lucky to spend time with her.  i need to be healthy and fit for me but sometimes we all want to feel confident in our skin and want to look good for the others we spend intimate moments with.  when i was with her nothing in the world mattered.  we had the craziest weekends together.  the craziest sex.   i want to be better and going in the right direction for whoever is in my life.  i want to do i for them… and i want to do it for me.

time to get serious and be on the record and accountable to me.  i wish i really pushed myself one year ago at this time.  can’t go back.  only can work on the “today” and nothing else.  forward progress will happen if you focus on the “today”

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i need to improve my conditioning.

i need to improve my footwork.

i need to improve my handles.

i need to push myself.

i will be 46 years old in April of 2017 and i’m not going to look like i’m in high school weighing a buck sixty with size 34 jeans.  i’m not going to be a great basketball player either… but i want to be able to run and defend and jump and attack.

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i will post one of those embarrassing at the moment full body in a mirror selfies in 1 year of the before and after.

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i’m jealous of runners.  purely jealous.  i will try and catch you.

i will post my measurements down below.

my focus: yoga, basketball, running, tennis, swimming and weights.

I’ve signed up for Fit4Less and I need to be committed to a better eating plan.

Today I weigh 268 pounds and I’m 6’1″ male that is 45 years old and 46 in April 2017.

That will change!

I Need This | No Words Are Necessary

Monday, June 15th, 2015

This Girl Can | My Daughter Can | You Should Also

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

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My daughter is active.  She is playing Volleyball this winter.  Last season… she was in advanced trampoline.  She enjoys skateboarding, basketball, soccer, track & field, cross country.  She wanted rollerblades for Christmas this year and we went out and bought some for her downtown.  She wants to ice skate more.  She plays road hockey with her little Brother.  She said she would like to play hockey.  She wants to kick my ass in Tennis and at anything.  She wants to race me and beat me all the time.  She wants to wrestle with me and pin me down and make me say “uncle”   She wants to learn snowboarding, tennis and any other sport out there.

I honestly don’t care what she plays.  I just want her to be happy… to always be open to meeting new people and enjoy life.  Playing individual sports and team sports is always a good thing.  For one… it’s the people you meet and the memories.  How everyone is working for a common goal in a team sport.

I just love this campaign below.  It also goes for me.  No matter what you do… jsdoit and get out there.  We all have barriers and this campaign is pretty cool.  I hope they keep it up and keep going with it.  We all come in different shapes and sizes.  The key is just getting out and pushing yourself and working as hard as you can and also having a blast with your mates.

This Girl Can celebrates the women who are doing their thing no matter how they do it, how they look or even how sweaty they get. They’re here to inspire us to wiggle, jiggle, move and prove that judgement is a barrier that can be overcome.

In 1995 this ad was powerful to me.  I didn’t have kids at the time.  I was in a 6 year relationship with a woman that I wanted to marry and I wanted kids shortly.  I wanted them to grow up so we could play sports together.  Loved this ad below:

Then this commercial came out.

Chantal… go kick the worlds ass

The Everyday Challenge | Warsaw Caves

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

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Graeme went to the Warsaw Caves and he shot a little video with his GoPro.  Just wanted to share.  I need to get here with the kids.  They would love it.  Some of the tight squeezes… I would be spooked to try and fit my butt through the openings.

So awesome.  You can follow him on Tumblr here.

Bondi Icebergs, Bondi Australia | Sea Pool – Life In The Ocean

Monday, September 1st, 2014

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Bondi Icebergs from Jason Wingrove on Vimeo.

 

It would be great to be a part of this club.  For 83 years on the first Sunday of May… they open the club for the winter swimming season.  A great little doc at such a great club and a lifetime of bonding with each other as the tradition gets passed down through the years to the younger members.  I love how it takes 5 years to be in the club and you have to swim at least 3 Sunday’s of every month.  If you miss out on too many days… you are kicked out of the club for 12 months.

 

Below is another short about Australian ocean pool culture in Sydney. Early morning at North Narrabeen, a public pool in Sydney’s northern beaches. Getting there at 6am there were already swimmers in the winter water.  Imagine if we all could start our mornings like this.  I think the waves and the peaceful mornings would do our soul good.

narrabeen dawn from Jason Wingrove on Vimeo.

Tennis | Has It Been That Long?

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

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It makes you want to go to the gym more and work harder.  Much more harder.  My God.  Humbling.  Where’s my YMCA pass.  Had a chance to hit some balls with Drew who is trying to work through some pain in his legs.  He was not that mobile… and I was not floating around the court after some sore legs from ball.  We looked like two old men walking around the mall and playing ping pong.

I’m looking forward to playing more Tennis.  Need to play Adam, Zuckerberg, Ali, BA and Everyday Graeme.  I need to get ready for the senior circuit.  It was nice just to knock the ball around with Drew.  I need a new ball whacker.  Super rough edit of some video shot with the old iPod.