Ten days left in my 60 day challenge. I came back from Vegas on Sunday and I don’t know what it was, but Monday’s workout felt like a sledgehammer was having its way with me. I was approaching max heart rate way too quickly, I completely ran out of steam halfway through, and I’m pretty sure I hallucinated a giant walrus squeezing its way through my front door. I still got through it though because… I’ll be damned if I’m gonna eat a pickled pig’s foot.

Today was twenty times better. I started off the day hopping on the scale and was quite pleased to see I had dropped another 5 lbs since my last weigh-in a couple weeks ago.

I friggin’ deserve it though, after spending 9 days in Vegas with my friends and never eating an unhealthy thing, working out daily, and… what the… never drinking a drop of alcohol? In Vegas? Talk about returning to my Mormon roots. Ha.

Anyway, five pounds. Do you all realize how much that is? I am not tooting my own horn here, but it’s a LOT. And throughout my life I have constantly had to remind myself of that to keep from getting discouraged, which is why I (once upon a time) bought this five pound fat replica.

5 lb fat replica dan pearceYeah. That’s what five pounds of human blubber looks like. And I bring this to your attention to remind you all just how much YOU rock when you lose five pounds. It ain’t no little thing! (Also note: it’s a lot to add to your body as well… oops.)

Day 50. Wow, this 60 days has gone by crazy fast. I’m happier than I’ve been in ages. I’m healthier than I’ve been in eons. And, just like our friend ‘knowledge’, the more I get of health and happiness, the more I know I don’t yet have.

I’m going to spend my last ten days finishing this damn Insanity workout, eating awesomely, going out and about with my kiddo, and actually dipping my foot back into the dating pool. Yes, overcoming my skepticism and bitterness of dating is another big step I told myself I’d take in the 60 day challenge. This should be, ummm, fun.

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he's most known for, with more than 1.4 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It's an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!