Renewing the conviction that disappeared so quickly…

Posted in Uncategorized on December 26, 2009 by nthutch

Why is it that whenever I decide to actually DO something for myself that should take some time to accomplish I always end up fizzing out after about 2 months? I cannot seem to keep myself motivated or push myself to keep going and actually accomplish the goals that I have set for myself… I find it especially hard to keep with a schedule for a workout when I am doing a show. When I get into production rehearsals the shows tend to eat my life. Wife also does not tend to really support what I try to do either (I love you honey…) – she tends to mock me every step of the way, which just makes me want to shut down and do nothing rather than try harder.

I have the same goals that I wanna achieve for the next year as I did when I started this blog:

  1. Get rid of my tummy – I would love to actually have abs again…
  2. Fix my awful posture – I want to be able  to stand up straight without having to think about it…
  3. Tone my upper body – I want to get rid of my sunken chest and scrawny arms that have plagued me for most of my life…

There are a lot of things that I would love to accomplish in this upcoming year. I just need the fortitude to make these things actually come to fruition!! Wish me luck!


I found it!!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 8, 2009 by nthutch

I have found it! The perfect way for me to loose weight – shows. Period. No matter what I do – how much I eat, exercise, etc., I always end up loosing between 8 – 15 pounds every time I do a show. It does not even matter if I am IN the show, I can be directing it too and I still end up loosing that much weight. Now yes, I know, the weight I am loosing is just stress related. However, I have a solution so that I do not end up putting all that weight plus another 5 lbs. after the show is over – NEVER STOP DOING SHOWS!!! I just need to from one show closing straight into the next audition and I will never have to worry about putting the weight back on.

Now for the issue of the fact that a show does not help me tone ANYTHING… Oh, that I could have abs again…

Yoga – kicking my butt one day at a time…

Posted in Uncategorized on February 22, 2009 by nthutch

Ok, one more week down – and as I have continued to endeavor to keep with my schedule and make it work for me I have noticed two things:

  1. Even though I have great ambitions and desire to make this work, there is always SOMETHING that seems to get in the way of my working out every day. I have really tried to do something everyday, but alas, I can only seem to make it 4 for 7 at the moment.
  2. Beginning Yoga will KILL you!! As I have tried to stay pretty consistent and stick with what I start I am realizing what a painful experience it can be… even just half an hour of yoga a day kills my core and arms the next day – and when I can get 2 days in a row in – UGH!! 🙂

I am however finding out that I am enjoying the feeling of muscles hurting and letting me know that I am trying to do something productive. If all else fails, I am going to at least try to shoot for 5 out of 7 days this week!

First Week (and a half…)

Posted in Uncategorized on February 5, 2009 by nthutch

I did not post at the beginning of the week because I was dead to the world. I have been at the Utah Theatre Assoc. Conference with a bunch of theatre students. Needless to say, those 3 days were an utter waste. The rest of the week has been semi-productive and useful.

To begin the week I started out very simply – push ups and body-planks. Now I have a yoga routine that wifey and I are doing in the evenings. I am really going to try to get into the whole process. While some of the things that we need to do seem a little silly and contrived, I am really trying to do it and make it work.

I have been really contious of my posture of late as well. While the yoga will help i am sure, I am still trying to improve it while I am at school working as well. Some days it is pretty tough, but I have been good to this point in bringing myself back to a neutral straight posture. We will see how things go  in the following days!


Posted in Uncategorized on January 25, 2009 by nthutch

In an effort to motivate myself and keep with my goals I have started this blog. There have been several of my good friends that have done the same thing, and I hope to gain something from their support. So – to my chubby mexican friend and the flabulous Katy – Good luck!! and wish me the same in this terribly wonderful journey we are taking!

I never thought that a person could be chubby and scrawny at the same time – my lovely wife, however, has brought it to my attention that one CAN be. For a long time I have thought that anything that caused you physical pain was not meant to be good for you – pain is a signal from your body that something is wrong, after all. For that reason, I have avoided “working out” because I hated the pain that ensued from the resulting physical exertion.  All the while, I have looked at myself in the mirror and hated what I saw – a scrawny body with an ever-increasing belly with terrible posture. All of which are in my control to fix, I just haven’t. So these are my goals for the time being:

  1. Get rid of the tummy – it makes me sick to look at the tummy that has plagued me since I started college.
  2. Fix my  posture – no matter how I try, I have not been able to fix this thing that plagues me on a daily basis. Being 6’4″ is something that I have always loved, but the fact that I do not look it because I slouch horribly has severely detracted from that.
  3. Tone – all over. My upper body has always been something that I have hated about my appearance –  the sunken chest and scrawny arms specifically.

So, now comes the hard part – admitting that I have been wrong. That the physical pain that I have been avoiding for so long is necessary. Now that I have resolved to take care of the issues I hope that weekly reports here will help to keep me going to pursue the goals that have seemed so unreachable for so long.