Been real soft around the core for a while. Been hiking ~25mi a week for the past couple of months. Started back on morning exercises a couple of weeks ago (and starting to feel stronger): 40 side straddle hops 40 alternating toe touches 40 trunk twists 40 side benders 40 cherry pickers 40 squats 40 windmill (front and back) 40 leg lifts 20 inclined pushups After a few more weeks of this I will start doing squat thrusts and mountain climbers (working up to it... ; ) It is a great way to start the day and does not take too much time. Cut a trail trough the woods yesterday on the property where I am staying for running with a rifle and pack. Was puffing half way through running it yesterday without a pack and rifle so I'll be working up to it as well. Come rainy season there are a number of boggy areas that will add some fun (note to self: install cold water shower outside the house for inspiration ; ) Cutting back on carbs/sugars to get the pounds off (maybe a small DQ butterfinger blizzard once a month). Typical diet: oatmeal in a.m., fruits, nuts or cheese for snacks, meat & veg for lunch, egg for snack, salad with nuts, meat, Parmesan, Cesar dressing or baked chicken thighs w/veg for dinner. Have an occasional redbull (maybe 2 8oz cans a week at the most..used to be 3 cans a day). Drink at least 80oz of water a day. No soda, coffee or alcohol. Quit smoking 1yr and 3wks ago. Sneak a bowl of raisin bran with a banana every once in a while. Looking forward to being fit again one day in the next year!