I’m back, it’s been a little while since my last blog. Life has seemed to smack me right in the face. Between longer work hours and a lot more pain, it’s been tough. On my last blog I said I was working through the pain, well the pain increased a whole lot more from the rigorous exercise routine that I had been doing. With a strained lower back and a leg muscle on the verge of ripping, I had to scale down my exercise, which has been frustrating. The good news is that over the last two days, I have increased the intensity of my workouts again and hope I can go full force on Monday. I decided when I started this journey that I would exercise everyday no matter what and I have kept that promise to myself. It’s nice to see all your hard work and effect show results. My clothes are loose; I have dropped one pant size; and I can sleep better at night. The best part is other people are starting to notice my weight loss. My wife and I have started new recipes to eat healthier and reduce our bread intake and to give me more options besides grilled chicken. She made spaghetti squash with turkey meatballs in a spicy sauce and it was amazing. She also made a healthier version of chili with lean ground beef, squash, green beans, carrots. It’s been awesome.