Exercise with a New Walking Routine

Stepping Out

My basic routine excludes exercise.  I am putting my lazy ways to the test and changing up the way my brain works when it comes to my health.  When I was younger, I used to run everyday.  Now, I am lucky if I walk a few times a week.

I decided to start a new exercise routine.  I am going to walk each day.  That’s right!

Exercise Video

So, here is my video of my first walk.  Man I’m heavy.  I need to get moving and it absolutely shows.  Walking can help, but soon, in a few months, my exercise routine will include a little jogging.  Maybe in a few more months some short runs.  I’m not looking forward to this, but it has to be done.  I have spent too many years with too little exercise.  I tried weights last year at the YMCA and it helped me gain some weight.

There were times I used to run a mile in nine minutes every day.  I thought it was pretty good.  I was at the point where if I missed a day, I would feel bad and have to make it up on the next day.  Now, I find it easier to just sit around than to get out and enjoy the outdoors.  Part of the goal will be to get in shape.  I’m not just trying to lose a few pounds, I need to lose a lot of weight.  I plan on getting into good shape and I’m not unrealistic.  It will take a few months to make a little progress and over a year to obtain my goal.

Hopefully, I can make it for about 20 minutes my first walk.  Walking isn’t very strenuous and I think I should be able to make it work.  Thanks for stopping by and please like and subscribe to my Channel.

TV Without Cable- Hello Amazon Fire

Amazon Fire

Over the last 7 years, Elizabeth and I have tried to figure out how to keep the television without the clutter that isn’t good for children.  Amazon Fire TV was the best decision.  After all, Andrew doesn’t deserve to watch any commercials.  He doesn’t have the tools to fight the deceptive psychological games that television uses to make people spend yet.  We just didn’t want it anymore.  So, we went cold turkey and stopped all program television.  No satellite.  No cable companies.  We would start with Netflix.

Netflix on its own is not the best.  After a few months, we ran through everything and starting watching things over and over.  We then added Prime (Amazon TV).  This was great because it kept updating and creating new programs.  However, we wanted a little more for Andrew as he got older and we launched Hulu.  We now have all three and it costs us under $400.00 a year for unlimited usage.

I love it.  Television after all is just a diversion and I already like enough shows to see my friends.  That’s right, friends.  I love Frasier, Stargate Atlantis, Top Gear, Cheers, Star Trek Voyager and Z Nation.  These are the friends I come and see an hour or two a day.

We have all found that without the advertisements all of the time, we are more comfortable.  The manipulative nature of trying to get someone to buy something all of the time is creepy.  Cut the cord!  The best one to start with in our opinion is the easiest because it comes with a lot of perks.  Amazon TV.  You can get prime by ordering something you already were going to buy and you get free shipping and a year of Amazon Prime.  Even if you don’t get the free throw in, you can just pay the modest year payment and sit back and be free from the monthly kick in the butt cable bill.

I wonder what will happen in the future of television.  They need the advertising to make it work and online television on demand programming has little, if any.  I don’t miss it and you won’t either.  Plus, with the Fire TV for such a small price that allows Wi-Fi no cord broadcasting, you can’t go wrong.  We bought a Fire TV device nearly 4 years ago and it still works great.  The picture is great.  It is awesome.  Plus it has the other apps so you don’t miss anything.  You get Netflix and Hulu with Prime.

Whether you want the Fire TV Stick or the Fire TV, with greater picture detail, you can’t make a mistake.  Andrew is downstairs watching cartoons, while I am upstairs watching James May on Top Gear (the older the Top Gear the better).  I like being frugal.  I enjoy less bills. It was a no-brainer.  Just plug it in and use the broadband you already have in your home to watch tv.  We broke down and bought a wifi router about 7 years ago and it still keeps up with all of our televisions.  What you don’t want is a poor quality router.  You will need the power and the bandwidth if you want to run multiple televisions at once.

For now, I am looking at things like PlayStation TV and it just doesn’t make sense.  Otherwise, just get Dish Network and stick with the more than a $1000.00 a year for a few hour diversion per day.

Good luck in switching.  It can be difficult because we are all used to spending an hour a day flipping through programs we never want to watch.  It becomes a part of our lives.  Kicking this bad habit can take time.  You can do it.


TimMy name is James and I’m a Daddy.   I have a bundle of energy with sincere kindness in my son, Andrew.  A brand new baby, Miles. A partner for life and my wife, Elizabeth.  Everything I do, is for us.

Recently, I realized I spend all my free time thinking about work these days and wasting time instead of working on being a great dad.  Being a great dad takes hard work, so I decided to put an end to thinking about my job when I’m not at work. Life is about relationships. You can’t have good relationships and a good life if you aren’t honest, trustworthy, hard working and helpful. It is also required to be happy and content with each and every day.

I will continue to work hard, but my time is family time from this day forward.  Join me on my journey of the Daddy’s is in the Details.