One of the hardest pills that I’ve had to swallow over the last few weeks is knowing that I meant nothing to people who really meant something to me.
Read that line again.
My wife asked me earlier in the week what was wrong. Pretty sure she already knew what was wrong but Honestly with everything going on with my position being eliminated at work, the band not really having many gigs this year, and this goddamn weather, I am just blah. Of course I told her everything was fine, and the wise ass that she is told me she would just wait till she read my blog later in the week. I am pretty sure my response was 1. Fuck you (Cause I am a wise ass too) and then I mumbled a few of the above things but there is nothing more honestly than the above paragraph. And it hits hard in a few different ways. I am not going to dwell on any of that this week. Let’s get right into the shit this week.
I started a new workout routine. It actually is pretty rough but also pretty awesome. The bad news is that it doesn’t seem to do much for the scale right now. I am sure my body is totally in what the fuck mode. I am contemplating going into a short reverse diet, introducing carbs back into my daily eating and trying to maintain for a month while I let my body have what it needs. I will probably start that on Monday. I don’t think it will be doing anything crazy carb wise but I think I’m going to definitely eat carbs before and after a workout. Maybe even some oatmeal in the morning with my coffee.
So we are at the end of another month and I pretty much am still down the 15 pounds or so from the end of the summer but nothing more. My number one goal for October was to make sure that my tux pants fit for our weddings in the next two weeks. I tried them on last night and they absolutely do, nice and roomy. So I’m not sure why that is because I definitely have not slimmed down to where I was the last time I wore them but I will take it.
Everyone pretty much knows that my wife is the CEO of team Franco. The number one cheerleader, and the number one person to take all my shit. Can’t be one without the other around here. We have been lifting together for the past couple weeks. She definitely doesn’t back down. And probably lifts more than most of the women in the gym. Be very afraid.
I do have some awesome people across the country that are also in my corner. Sometimes people you have never met, from different walks of life, two kids, no kids, and even a Dallas Cowboys fan can motivate you and push you from across the country. I celebrated my 350th ride yesterday on the Peloton. My ring closing team mate Chad was at 450. So the four of us all got on the bike and did a 45 minute power zone endurance ride. I had never done one. I had never gone that long on the bike in a long time either. Not only that I pull it off, burn almost 800 cal, but I set a personal record by over 20 points. I am very lucky to have people in my corner everywhere I turn. It’s crazy sometimes. So this week I give Chad from Texas, Rebecca from Arizona, and Kelly from Southern California all a big shout out. They definitely keep me climbing on the Peloton even when I don’t want to. If I go quiet for too long in our chat, they actually notice and reach out. We’ve had the Peloton for a year now and the one thing I will say between my wife and I, is that it It’s definitely not a clothes hanger like a lot of peoples treadmills.
So going into November I will try my best to keep my energy level high. Starting Monday, get my resume out there… It probably needs another hour or two of work, and I’m just not in the mood with this weather. The dogs lay on my lap and it’s over for me. I think going into the holiday month, I really am just going to keep working out hard, try to push for that one and a half to 2 pounds a week, and keep moving forward.
I was going to tell you all my thoughts about the new Springsteen album, But I think I’m going to keep that to myself.
Life is short. Drink the good whiskey.
Thank you for always being here.