The question for today’s video is Why Wait? Just Start! I see a lot of people waiting (myself included) on that perfect time to start something. It could be a weight loss journey, a new goal, or even just taking a leap of faith. We all wait for that “perfect” moment to dive into something. […]


Strength Training Journal: *Weight in pounds lifted are shown in [brackets] Monday: Rest Day Tuesday (Lower Body Day & Upper Body Day): Back squat: 1 set of (3+ reps) [275] Romanian Deadlifts: 3 sets of 10 reps [135 X3] (50% of last week’s weight) Bench Press: 1 set of (3+ reps) [185] Push Press: 3 sets of […]


The Power Of Thoughts

by Willie on January 16, 2015

in Daily, In My Head, Rants

Earlier this week, I discovered a podcast after listening to the NPR radio show, “This American Life“. I wasn’t really searching for something to listen to. I just found the concept of the show interesting. The podcast, called Invisibilia (Latin for all the invisible things), is all about different aspects of human behavior and how […]


I have a couple of posts in the can but they’re not quite completed yet. So to tide you over until those posts are done, I’ll talk about what’s been up with me lately. Fueled By Marathon Training: I’ve almost completed my second week in marathon training. It’s going pretty well. Running in the afternoon is […]


Veggie Tales

by Willie on June 3, 2014

in Daily, Food Fuel, In My Head, Rants

Vegetables. For the longest time, I can remember avoiding vegetables like the plague. I was a picky eater from a very young age. The bane of most parent’s existence. “How do I get my kids to eat vegetables?” That question was something my parents struggled with for years. I avoided most, if not all vegetables. […]


On Monday, Memorial Day, I started my training plan for my first marathon. It’s something that has been a long time coming but I was never really thrilled to do it. Angela started her marathon training last summer for her first marathon, St. Jude Marathon, and I’m following in her footsteps. A year later, I’m […]


Sunday Baking Bootcamp

by Willie on May 27, 2014

in Bread, Daily

On Sunday, I made myself a little busy. All day to be exact. Angela and I were planning a Mexican themed dinner party but I want to make some bread. About a week ago, I made a bread recipe from the Josey Baker Bread book. The bread turned out really well, so I wanted to […]


In part one of this blog post series, I discussed knives and my preferred knives to use. In part 2, we’re talking about the dreaded knife skills. so, most of you are probably reading this and thinking that you know how to hold a knife. All you have to do this is hold it like […]


I want to talk about knives. It’s the most important tool that I use in the kitchen. When I started to learn how to cook last July, knife skills were the first thing I learned how to do. You’re probably saying, “Knife skills? Just cut things like you normally would. You don’t need knife skills.” […]


I wrote the second part of “The Catalyst” on April 1st. April Fool’s Day is the one day I should have avoided writing that post. I pulled a joke on myself. I wrote that post in a rambling writing session. There was really no clear vision with that post. I just wanted to get that […]