Steve Kamb, the fantastic blogger and world-traveler behind Nerd Fitness, posted an article yesterday that really hit home with me. Titled "The Mario Kart Guide to Momentum," Steve talks about how lately he has been slacking on strength training. I can relate to that, as I have recently moved, continued studying for my CFA, helped house and cat sit for 2 weeks, and my gym membership expired. In addition to that, my eBay business has been doing quite well, all on top of my normal hectic work schedule!
For all that, I have continued to stay on track with my diet and eating habits, as the article says, this is the equivalent of capturing coins. Diet is responsible for 80-90% of your weight loss/gain, and like getting the coins consistently, it will get you most of the way there. However, to really get an edge, you need to hit the boxes and powerups, which he considers strength training. I have been trying to stay active by walking and being on my feet on the weekends, but that's really just like grabbing coins, or leaving banana peels (maintaining). I need to get back to my strength training routine to build muscle and burn up some extra calories.
I totally recommend you check out Nerd Fitness, as it is a great site, and this article in particular showcases the tone and content of the blog. My wife and I are also huge fans of Mario Kart, particularly the N64 and Wii versions!
Although I have been keeping up with my mostly paleo diet, my notable exception is good craft beer.
Green Flash Le Freak: a little heavy for a Belgian IPA at 9.2% ABV. Excellent beer, but a little too much for a weekday.
Green Flash Friendship Brew with St. Feullien: Interesting "Black Saison" seems a little hot, could maybe use a few more months of age. Don't know if it will last that long though!
Sixpoint Brownstone: Hoppy brown ale, fantastic beer. Good deal at $10/4pk