Tummies, Fitness and Christmas

Much to my surprise I have actually been thinking about writing all weekend. I think this is some what therapeutic for me. I am realizing that I don’t necessarily need to have something in particular to write about when there are plenty of things going on around me each day to glean from.

We spent this weekend in Aptos, CA with Mallory’s Grandparents. I enjoy her Grandparents, they are a joy to talk to. Most people don’t enjoy talking to people that much older than they are but I find I have more to talk about with people more than twice my age than people my own age.

Liam slept in the same room as us which was a bit of a challenge this time. He woke up wide awake at 3:30am and decided we needed to wake up too. The weather was nice up in Aptos. When we left Modesto it was cold and the fog was so thick you couldn’t see 100 feet in front of yourself. It was nice to get out of the valley for a couple of days.

I really had a hard time with food this weekend. My stomach just is not what it used to be. I really need to start watching how I eat. On average I eat pretty healthy. At home my wife cooks relatively healthy meals that should not be heavy. I don’t eat as much food as I used to however it seems to not digest as fast as before. It leaves me feeling heavy or weighed down. I know that my stomach has been through a lot with the ulcer I gave it. I just need to eat better all around. When I eat over and above healthy, I feel much better. When I eat less in one setting but more often through out the day, I feel better. The problem with that is actually being able to pull it off. Who has time to eat 5 times per day and make sure they are all healthy? I don’t have that kind of time when you subtract what a wife and child want out of your left over hours after work. I can’t even make it to the gym.

Next year needs to bring a lot of change when it comes to my health. I don’t want things to progress to being more difficult. I have good days and bad days when it comes to food, but all of them should be good days. Feeding myself should not make me feel horrible. I love food but sometimes I love it to much.

Andy just told me about a gym that is opening up a few blocks from my house. I will probably give that a try and perhaps even give Modesto Power a try also. I am not sure if I want to go do Crossfit and jump in hard core. I think I might injure myself. Some of the workouts I see those guys doing would probably injure me. I need to work myself back into it. I don’t have the stamina that I once had.

This week really needs to be a productive one. I really want to have a ton of State of Tech videos ready to post. I need to have that accomplished. I had a lot of things on my list to accomplish this year and I feel like I am behind. Don’t get me wrong, I achieved a lot this year but not enough considering what I could have accomplished. I get into ruts sometimes.

Christmas is only a week away. I am kind of excited to give Mallory and Liam their gifts. I did not go over and above like I have in the past years but I did get her a few nice things. I am actually more excited to let Liam drive the little car my brother Brian told me he got him. I should have thought to get Liam a little car. He is old enough to start to drive one. I guess as a parent you often think your child is not old enough for things yet. I mean Liam is only 18 months old but at the same time that is almost 2 years old and I said I wanted to have him in something with a real motor by the time he was 3 years old. I guess the timing is just right and it’s cool that my brother took an interest like that.


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