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Instead of Blogging I’ve Been…

I’ve been feeling a little guilty about abandoning the blogs lately. I’m trying to figure out how I used to be able to do it so often back in the day. There was a time I’d easily post 4-5 ideas on GreenLiteBites a week (one being a video even) plus post daily here without batting an eye.

I simply don’t have it in me anymore even though I really miss the daily brain dump. I think the biggest obstacle is the kids aging. They are snuffing out the evening “my time” hours because they stay up later than they used to.

Plus there’s now more homework after school and family game nights. We eat dinner later. The kids have more activities. I have more activities. Our days are just jam-packed.

When I first started this blog I made two things non-negotiable: my weekly Weight Watchers meeting and blogging on weigh-in day. I promised myself I would do those two things above all else. I did and the result was a 70-pound weight loss and a consistent blog.

Now, just like when I had my weight loss a-ha moment, ditched the scale and fell in love with fitness, I find myself amidst another season of change — I’ve blogged about this before, probably multiple times but this post captures it best.

Instead of feeling guilty that I’m blogging less (which I do) I need to recognize that this too is simply the evolution of my journey. Because instead of blogging I’ve been…

Spending time with The Boys. Friday night the kids and I had a date night. We went for sushi and then saw Kung Fu Panda in the theater. I have sufficiently raised one sushi lover so far — The 10-Year-Old is a big fan — but we’ve yet to convert The 4-Year-Old. He sticks with edamame and rice.

I love when the 3 of us hang out. I try to do something with them daily even if it’s just a cuddle around the glow of an iPad.


Competing in a CrossFit Competition. Saturday I participated in a partner comp at a local CrossFit affiliate. My team wasn’t even close to winning but we had a blast and the workouts were fun. Here are all the male/female teams from my gym.

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Seeing Dead Pool with The Husband. Last minute we got a sitter for Saturday night and joined some friends at the movies. It was awesome!

Bowling and Playing Pool! Sunday The Husband and I had a date planned for Valentine’s Day. We met friends at the bowling alley and then hit a bar for some pool. We had such a good time. It’s been way to long since I had a pool cue in my hands.

Planning my Half Marathon Training. A combination of bad weather and lack of motivation has prevented me from running the past few months and I miss it. On a whim I applied to Cabot’s Fit Team thinking a race is exactly what I need for a shot of inspiration. Well, they picked me! So it looks like I’ll be running the Middlebury Maple Run in May!


Practicing the Guitar! I can’t lie, I love fiddling with it even though I only know 2 chords. I sit with it at least 10 minutes a day and just practice. I’d honestly do it more if I could. This is right next to me right now. I actually stopped practicing just so I could write this.


Attempting to Master Pull-Ups. I’m so tired of not making pull-up progress. I’ve been talking about them for years and yes, I can do one (sometimes two), which was a HUGE accomplishment for me but I’ve been pretty stagnant since. Actually I think I’ve gone backwards a little bit so I decided to start the Armstrong Pull-Up Program. Today was day 1. My goal is 10 weeks. I’ll keep you posted!

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About Mehmood Esmail

Mehmood Esmail
Hi, I am Mehmood Esmail, there have been severe health issues in my family, like cancer, heart attacks, stroke, kidney stones, IBS, etc. Where we live, in Africa, health facilities are basic. Thus it becomes imperative that we hnow what is happenining to us and how to look after ourselves, and where possible, how to prevent serious illnesses.

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