Day 37: “Three to get ready…”

“It’s amazing to impact people’s lives – it’s a cool thing to have the spotlight and be able to reassure people, to say, ‘It’s OK to be you.” – Kelly Clarkson


The majority of blog entries are written in the solitude of my living room before the sun breaks the skyline. This morning is no exception. I have my cup of organic Italian roast topped off with some coconut/almond French vanilla creamer riding shotgun. And after typing the last sentence, I realize I sound like a pretentious toolbox. On the other hand, I know how I like my coffee in the morning. Did I mention the creamer is organic and non-GMO?

In other news, I have a three day work week. I am already stressing out. The Herculean task of completing 40+ hours of work, in the sum total of a day, has fallen on my shoulders. To be fair, I created this challenge for myself by taking two PTO days for the Meaning of Life Tour on Friday.

Have I mentioned that Kelly Clarkson will be in Indianapolis on March 22nd.?

The last statement was my veiled attempt at sarcasm. It’s too early to be witty. But, I tried. And now, I will finish my pretentious cup of suburban java, devour some spinach and egg whites, and prepare for the longest, shortest week of the year. As the old adage goes: “One for the money. Two for the show. Three to get ready. And four, let’s go!”

Have a great day, y’all! And remember, don’t be an asshole!

Day 36: A Video Blog Recap…

“This is my life; these are my fingerprints; I’m unique; this is what I want to do. You worry about your own front porch and what’s happening in your own world.” – Kelly Clarkson

For your consideration, a video blog update – complete with some witty banter and an ounce (or two) of charming repartee. And though I am learning to love myself on camera, I have to comment on the capture photo for this video. What is up with all the cheese in that smile? I do not smile, but I am tonight! Enjoy! And remember, don’t be an asshole!

Day 36: The Four Day Push…

“I sound the same regardless if I’m 20 pounds heavier or 20 pounds light, and I think that’s the key thing with my fans and why they continue to be loyal because I’m that type of person.” – Kelly Clarkson

Yesterday, I failed to control my food and alcohol consumption. However, I have emerged from Saint Patrick’s mischievous clutches to push forward in these last four days of the Meaning of Life Tour: 40 Day Wellness Challenge. For your consideration, I will be posting a video blog update later this evening on my progress – complete with some witty banter and an ounce (or two) of charming repartee. Enjoy! And remember, don’t be an asshole!

Day 35: One Year Ago…

“I love healthy stuff and junk an equal amount. Whatever I’m craving, I go for it. I’m never trying to lose weight – or gain it. I’m just being.” – Kelly Clarkson

It’s St. Patrick’s Day. I am sitting on the couch wearing green pajama pants with argyle patterned shamrocks. In a couple of hours, I am heading over to my best friend’s place for a potluck. While I plan on choosing foods carefully, I am already considering the fact that I will have to label this day with the word “cheat”. I will try to be as healthy as possible, and maintain my level of alcohol consumption. However, I can’t make any guarantees. We will see.

One year ago…

And…

One year ago, this was me. I never want to meet him again. He was unhappy and unhealthy. And what’s up with that horrible mustache? As I stare at these two photos, my wheels are spinning. Perhaps, I will more carefully evaluate my “cheat day” food choices. Perhaps…

Day 34: Thankful.

That I’m thankful
For the blessing
And the lessons that I’ve learned with you
By my side
That I’m thankful so thankful for the love
That you keep bringing in my life
In my life
Thankful, so thankful

Kelly Clarkson Thankful

Dear Readers,

With less than a week remaining in this challenge, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support. When I started this blog, I thought maybe a couple of people would take a peak into my life. Perhaps, a family member or close friend would leave a nice comment or “like” my post. I never thought I would have over a 1,000 views and almost 700 visitors.

I am so thankful for each and every one of you.

When I am struggling, or feel like discontinuing this challenge, you are there to lift me up and set me straight. Thank you. As the first leg of my journey draws to a close, I want to inform everyone that I am extending this challenge by 50 more days for a grand total of 90. I am excited to move forward, and with your continued support, I know I will achieve my goals. You inspire me to be better.

Have an awesome weekend! And, don’t be an asshole!

Love,

Matty