Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday Follow-up Fitness Fear and other F words

Question for you! When you think of Living Active, what comes to your mind?

I ask because I've been asking myself that question for a while now and I'm feeling a little schizo these days. When I started this here little blog thing over a year ago, I did so for a few reasons.
  1. I wanted multiple streams of accountability for my then new healthy living journey.
  2. I wanted to journal in a way that seemed more user friendly to me than hand writing in a notebook every day.
  3. I wanted to create and/or just be part of a community of people who all share the same interests in living a healthy and active lifestyle.
  4. In soliciting your votes for activities I hoped it would turn into a group participation thing where readers would do the activities with me and we could have an open discussion about what we learn, what we think about different adventures, embarrassing stories, fears, etc.
  5. In choosing a different activity every month, I hoped it would keep me from getting bored with the same old tired gym workout. You know the one? A hour on the elliptical followed by alternating weight training days with the occasional swim and sauna thrown in for good measure. That workout is all well and good but for gets boring quick. When I get bored, I move on.
Now, I'm faced with a challenge. A totally new kind of challenge actually. I've been talking about Punk Rope for a year and if you've read anything I've written in the past couple weeks, you've seen those words a few times at least. In preparing to get Punk Rope up and running in Seattle, I started myself a little business so if I do end up making any money from this thing, I'm totally legit. My business is LivingActive LLC. So now...I'm faced with the decision about what I want LivingActive LLC to be. Do I want it to become a real business or do I just want it to be a silent shelter for my Punk Rope activities as more of a hobby? If real business is the way I go, what do I want it to be? What would my  mission statement be? What would my vision be? What if anything should I make it? I don't really want an answer to these questions. I think I just want to put the questions out into the void but I suppose if something comes back to be I'd be okay with that too.

HOT 100 Update #10
The OG
The HOT 100 Daddy

  1. Weight - I haven't stepped on the scale in 2 weeks so I don't know exactly what it is right this moment. I have my normal weigh ins on Sunday's so I'll step on it in a couple days to see where I am. I suspect that I may have put 1 lb on in the last couple weeks. My guess is that I'm at 162 right now. I decided to revise this goal a little. Probably a good idea since I haven't lost anything in the past 10 weeks of this challenge. My new goal for weight is to lose 4lbs by January 1st. Assuming that I currently weigh 162, I'm just shooting for 158. I want to break through the 160 mark for good. That's what I really want. So...I'm starting fresh and I'm proud to say that this week has been stellar as far as my actions go.
    1. Water - I'm not drinking as much as I want yet but I'm definitely trying and I'm tracking it
    2. Workout - Um...YES! Actually, this week I had a huge record breaking workout. I did a practice run through a Punk Rope class with my Accountabilibuddy and Hubby and I seriously burned 895 calories in 60 minutes. Do you have any idea how crazy insane that is? You do now! It's totally crazy insane!
    3. Meal Plan - Yup and I'm working on next week's meal plan today too.
    4. Tracking - Oh YA! I started a new thing with this too. I've been using a local software program on my personal laptop to count calories and carbs and proteins and fats then I transfer that data into a huge ridiculous spreadsheet I created to track my diet and exercise every week. That process has worked pretty damn well for me so far but I'm finding it a little inconvenient lately because I've been all over the place and not spending too much time in front of my computer at home. So, I installed the SparkPeople app on my iPhone and have been using that. LOVE IT! If you have a SparkPeople account, what you update online will automatically update what you have in your phone and vise versa. So freakin' convenient. I've noticed that the exercise calorie tracker is WAY off of what my HRM says for calorie burn but other than that, it's been great so far.
    5. Sleep - Sleep has been choppy this week. Why? I have no idea. Last night I took a Tylenol PM and passed out. It was AWESOME!
    6. Journal - Every night before bed.
    7. Food - PERFECT! I've stayed right on plan and right on calories all week long and I feel soooo good. Amazing what eating all whole foods all week does for the body!
  2. Blog - Well, almost. I didn't do a Monday post but that's because the week kind of started faster than I anticipated. I've been feeling a little chaotic lately with all this Punk Rope, LivingActive LLC stuff I'm doing on top of the belly dancing classes, dog training, friend issues, family issues, holiday crap, blah blah blah.
  3. Book - Let's just call this goal done for the year shall we? NaNoWriMo is over now and I never even came close to finishing it. What can I say? I'm easily distracted by shiny objects and Punk Rope and sequins from belly dancing costumes are far more sparkly than the blank page.

I didn't do my normal Monday morning Artist's Way update this week so I'll just mention it briefly right here and now. Me thinks the Artist's Way is kicking my sorry sappy little ass all over the place this time around. I said in the beginning that I wanted to address the Punk Rope issues this time through. Ask and I shall receive. Nuff said!

  • Please show the love and support for Punk Rope Seattle by clicking the Like button on the Facebook link in the right side bar!
  • Share Punk Rope Seattle with all your friends whether they are in Seattle or not. Pretty please? I have a little bit of info on the Punk Rope Seattle page as of now and will be adding more and eventually will have up and running with all the info you could ever want. Or you can just go to for info from the Punk Rope Daddy.
  • VOTE VOTE VOTE! January activity options are up and waiting for you to vote just above the Punk Rope Seattle Facebook Like link. Wow...that was a mouthful.
Oh and....I don't want to let you down when I threatened other F words.'s see...what are some other F words? Funny, flip, filth, fowl, flarn, fluff, foofy (is that a word?)


  1. Whatever you decide Living Active LLC. is going to be keep it fun and motivating for you! You're doing exciting things and if Punk Rope gets off the ground in Seattle, you will be actively building that community you wanted.

  2. I think the business thing sounds like it could be a lot of fun! I hope you figure it out, can't wait to hear more about it. What was that about voting? I couldn't find where and what to vote for?

    You should go make some fantastic, funky fudge!

  3. Your question, what does living active mean: to me, it means that your body craves movement and you indulge it whenever possible. With a "living for the moment" component in there too. :)

    I just installed the Spark app on my phone too, it's so handy!

    Way to go on your goals this week!

  4. Sounds like you did well on your goals this week.

  5. Great job on your goals! I suffer from a bit of insomnia as well, and while I don't like taking tylenol PM - it sure does work!

  6. Hey, Punk Rope sound great, and if it burns 800+ calories an hour, I'm all in! In fact, I thnk making fitness a business for yourself is very smart -- you essentially will get paid to work out and stay in shape. Win-win-WIN, right?


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