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Happy Valentines Day!

Holiday's are often difficult from a Treat perspective.  Especially Valentines day and Halloween.  Thank you Robb Wolf for the recipe's you sent around the other day in your newsletter.  If you're looking for a treat that isn't completely off your diet try this.


I didn't get my wife a box of chocolates but here's a nice alternative which came from the heart.
Chilled Chocolate Torte

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A great Fall in NH

I love NH because of the wonderful lifestyle I'm able to live.  I can live in the woods and still be in the mountains or on the seacoast in a short drive. 
I love the changes to the seasons.  It gives me a reason to be out and moving.  Living in NH, I always feel like an Ant preparing for winter.  Keeping up with a house and yard is a never ending task.  Some would opt out of the work effort in search for a more simple life. To me the work and satisfaction from working on my house or in my yard is what makes life worthwhile.  Not only does the work keep me healthy but the pride in my yard or the fact that at my age I'm still able to maul split and stack my own wood is rewarding.   Cheers to the seasons.  Cheers to friends and family. Cheers to NH.






Fall has fell

Grilling is a year-round event. 
I love being able to get outside regardless of the weather and grilling gives me the opportunity.
I loved to be outside enjoying the quiet of nature or the sound of kids playing in the neighborhood.  The wind through the trees or the birds chirping. 
Fall brings a new treat. The crispness in the air. The changing of colors and the smell of a wood stove warming the house.
Soon I'll need to clean up the yard.  Put the chairs away before the snow fall flies.  I still have some wood to split. It will go on the back of the stack.
I'll probably mow the lawn once more this season before I rotate the mower to the back of the garage and the snow blower to the front.  Oh yes, I must get some shear pins.
Never a dull moment.  For now I'll enjoy my steak.

Out of my comfort zone. Thank You.

I live where I grew up.  I've spent most of my life in the same town.  Not because I had to.  I have traveled the world. I've lived in other towns and in other states.  I love where I come from and I was lucky enough to be able to buy my family home after my parents left.  

With this said, my children have grown up and gone to the same schools I went to.  I was not what you would call a good student.  I did not enjoy school.  I did not enjoy my classes.  I understood school as a necessary part of life.  In High School I knew that I wanted to be more than I was. I didn't want to just be the kid who hid behind a sense of humor as he struggled through his classes.  Late in my sophomore year I decided to push myself out of my comfort zone.  I started to purposefully do things that I felt would help me grow as a person but things that I was not really comfortable doing. These things included Karate, getting a part time job and public speaking.

Over the years these things have all…

Yet another body reboot!

2016 started out very poorly for me.  I returned from a trip to Chicago at the end of January and I felt horrible.  I had horrible headaches every morning and every time I bent over to tie my shoes my chest ached.  My shoulders hurt, my back hurt.  I was a mess.  The headaches persisted.  I tried neti pot,  Ice, heat, meditation.  Finally I went to the doctor.  I had a sinus infection and my chest pain was diagnosed as Costochondritis.

Costochondritis occurs when the cartilage in these joints becomes inflamed. Rheumatoid arthritis is one cause of that inflammation, but you also can get it from an injury or physical strain. The RA inflammation may cause a sharp, stabbing chestpain that can be mistaken for a heart attack

After multiple rounds of antibiotics without relief and having pretty much destroying my intestinal microbiome I sought relief at Middleton Chiropractic in Dover, NH.

On March 31st feeling pretty good about my posture and general physique I began a process of rebuilding.

Ye…

Spring makeover

Spring has been busy. 3 apple trees transplanted. Old patio moved to the back and new flagstones put down. The weather hasn't been wonderful but Heidi and I have gotten up to Ogunquit a few times. Each walk is wonderful as it always looks different.



WOD: Split/Stack AMRAP