Well. It happened. I turned 50.
I was in Florida. I wore to goddamn Hufflepuff robe. (I rocked that shit BTW).
I got to see my sister and my nieces and I was surrounded by love.
We had to fly out a day early because of the storm coming in, it turned out to be fantastic.
I honestly can’t say enough about the trip it’s been three weeks and I’m already planning to get away for a few more days before summer hits. Why not right?
I had zero problems on any rides. Hagrid’s gave me a little bit of a run for my money. But it worked out and I got on it three times. Probably the most fun I’ve ever had. I am pretty sure my smile lasted hours under that mask. The weather was beautiful and I am very thankful not only for the trip that my wife planned but for my friends who came along as well. We could not throw a massive party and i didn’t miss that for a second. I handled 50 with grace. We watched the Super Bowl in a cabana by the pool, I had a pink doughnut as my birthday cake, and lots of whiskey was consumed. I got to see my sister an family. I ate at Bubba Gumps and I got a lot of beads at Mardi Gras. Thank you for the drinks, the robe, the good intentions and all the awesome comments.
It has been a few weeks let’s catch up.
Everyone else in the house has gotten their second Covid shot, I finally get to have my first one tomorrow. I’m not going to debate vaccines and that shit with anyone. In the end it’s like politics and religion it’s a personal matter and it’s my own. When I was a flourishing business owner. I needed to be around people. Hopefully that day will come sooner than later. And it’s just a small way to protect myself and my family. I miss my parents. I need to visit. I would not be able to live myself god forbid I got them sick. The good news is that they have been vaccinated as well. Both of had their second shot.
I think since returning from Florida I have fallen out of love with the peloton. It’s just very hard for me to get on there. It’s definitely very hard for me to do the longer classes in the power zone challenge. I am trying to get my head screwed on straight and will head back at it, the morning. I might not even go downstairs until I get on the stupid bike. I know I don’t have to go crazy but I should do cardio at least three times a week. I know it’s going to get nicer soon and I could probably get a few walks in but it did not seem to do anything for me so that gets frustrating too. I am definitely reworking my macros for Monday morning and will probably eat more. I will probably have some more carbs. Think it’s time to reverse diet for a few weeks. Did you know the Coke zero actually has 11 calories LOL. Mother fuckers hide those calories everywhere. I have been getting to the gym 3 to 5 days a week. That is always constant.
Well I’m not incredibly stressed about finding employment. I do get stressed out when you had meeting after meeting with a company and then they go quiet. I don’t know how long it takes somebody to decide if you’re the right person or if I’m just upset because you met with six people in a WebEx and they didn’t offer you the job right away. I am awesome. Someone should hire me.
I put a lot of that on a pause this week and got my certified scrum master certificate. I know I talked about it here a few times and I’m sure you’ll probably have to Google it to see what it is but it was over 16 hours of class time and then a test. Are usually hate that kind of things but I must’ve paid decent enough attention because between my notes and what I sucked in, I got 100 on the test and now I’m a certified scrum master. OK you can call me master for short. I know sooner or later I’m going to find the perfect fit. I don’t want to force myself into a situation that is not going to be prosperous or make me happy. I wish the band was playing more so there will be zero financial stress. But we are doing OK.
Andrea and I are playing a private birthday party this week. They reached out to me but apparently the seventy year old man who was celebrating his birthday, has a crush on Andrea. That’s OK I will slide in there on her coattails. Crabby and I have a few shows coming up and the band and I are playing in April. I miss playing music. I have been spending some time reaching out to all our customers and almost no one is really pulling the trigger on full bands. I can’t believe this is how I’m spending the bands 25th anniversary.
I’m going to to have to get my shit together because I am not going to have another fat summer. I know I am still down over 100 pounds plus from when I started this journey but I got that taste of 170 pounds lost and was so much more confident, pain-free, and agile at that number for the couple weeks that I got to sit there. It’s going to take some hard work but I will slowly get there. It does not get easier as you get older.
I hope this finds everybody well. Thank you for reading. I’m still out here doing the thing.
Peace, Love and Stuff.
Franco Sicilia, CSM