Commitment

I got up at 5:30 am today… I didn’t even know there was a 5:30 AM(!)

I woke up and headed to the gym to workout. I had a great workout, and felt great all day. I may have to do that again. All this happened because of my commitment.

No. You’re wrong.

I say that because you’re thinking it was my commitment to work out. That’s not the case. I did this because of my commitment to my teams. You see both the Los Angeles Kings and the US National Soccer Team are playing. I usually workout in the afternoon right after work… at 5 PM… which is exactly the time both game were starting. Going to the gym in the morning allowed me to do this:

OH! Games are starting… later!

The New Old Me

Everyone always talks about “The New Me”, but to me it’s not like that. I want to be the old me. The guy that used to run miles without huffing and puffing. The guy that ran out the door ready for every day. The guy that was slimmer and athletic.

I don’t want a new me. The old me was awesome. No seriously, he was. Life and responsibilities have changed him, though. There wasn’t enough time to do what I once did. This is changing however… I’M MAKING TIME!

I joined Gold’s Gym in the hopes of getting back into shape, becoming the young guy that ran 5Ks every weekend again. This time around I’m lifting weights too, with an eye for joining a local hockey rec league.

I started eating healthier. I realize that my metabolism was stronger when I was younger, but I also realized that I just didn’t eat as much crap when I was younger. I’ve actually been calorie counting, I can’t believe how energetic I’ve been feeling. It’s great really.

I hope I can keep this up, because frankly, it’s much easier to be lazy, but far less rewarding.

Well…

I haven’t posted in a few months. I’ve been neglectful.

Anyway…

Born and raised in Los Angeles I have been privileged to have sports teams of all kinds locally. I have become a huge sports because of this, passionately sporting MOST LA teams (more of that in a second). As I stated in a previous post, the Los Angeles Galaxy won the MLS Cup, and I was incredibly happy and drunk at the time. Now the Los Angeles Kings are in the Stanley Cup Final, and if they win it, I’ll be happier, and much, much drunker (is that a word?). The Los Angeles Dodgers have the best record in baseball, and the Clippers… THE CLIPPERS… made the playoffs, holy crap. This has got to be the best year ever for my favorite teams.

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You’ll notice I’m not a Lakers fan, it’s the only LA team I don’t support. In my younger days having great pride in my city I supported all LA teams, but apparently Lakers fans feel you can’t support the Lakers AND the Clippers, so I told ’em all to fuck off and became fully devoted to the Clipper Nation. After suffering for so long there’s a bright future. The Clippers have good players, it seems they want to stick around (Chris, Blake… please sign extensions) and they showed a lot of potential. I really think they would still be playing if Chauncey Billups hadn’t been injured.

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Speaking of suffering… My beloved Kings. The team that stands with the Galaxy as my favorite above all others, are in the Stanley Cup Final. I became a fan last time they were in the Stanley Cup Final. It was the first time I saw hockey. My 6th grade teacher brought highlights of their Stanley Cup appearance to my class that fall, it was great. Now they’re back and I’m a season ticket holder. Thanks Mrs. Brunell.

Now if only the Rams would move back to LA…