Don’t Always Get The L12

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Hello again, today’s blog includes a little story about myself, as well as some sound life advice based on a recent experience of mine.

So let me start off by saying that, like most people, I am a HUGE fan of Chinese food. Fairly often my fiancée and I will indulge in the greasy and delicious goodness of the one decent Chinese restaurant in town. Every time it’s the same thing. I get a combination plate called the L12 and she gets the smaller #16.

Until recently, this has been the trend. L12 everytime without fail…. And then something miraculous happened. One night while ordering Chinese food, I made an impulse decision and ordered the chicken lo mein. I felt weird about going against the grain of my regular order, it almost felt wrong but once I tasted it, It was all over.

I think the main point here (at least for me) is switching things up can be such a great thing! and it can be something as simple as ordering something different from the Chinese food menu that opens up a whole world of new possibilities. My overall takeaway from this experience is to Branch out. Go beyond your comfort zone, Try something new. and Don’t always get the L12.

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Finding Fitness Through Treatment

Hello again web-starz!

Today I would like to quickly address in a quick post about how I try to stay fit and healthy while undergoing treatment. As mentioned in my first blog post, I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in early 2016. Upon my diagnosis, I knew that maintaining good health would be extremely important to my recovery (easier said than done).

If there is one exercise routine that I could advocate for, it would be to get out and move your body when you can! I have found that just doing your best to move your body every day can work wonders! At times something as simple as standing up and walking across the room can feel comparable to summiting Everest. However, in my experience the more you move, the better you will feel

As far as diet is concerned, I’m no nutritionist by any sense. I simply try to get a good healthy balance of fruit, veggies, and protein as suggested by my doctors.

In short, managing something like Leukemia can be very difficult at times. It can take a lot out of you. But in my opinion, a positive outlook and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is truly beneficial. Thanks for reading!

Stay good positive my friends

New to this blogging thing

Hello internet people!

As you may or may not be aware; I am brand new to this blogging thing.

It’s honestly pretty amazing that I’ve gotten this far into a blog post because I have a hate-hate relationship with electronics. So as with most things, there is a backstory as to where my tech-deficiency comes from. As a homeschool kid I did a lot of things such as playing in the woods with my brother Casey. Rather than playing video games, we played with sticks and acorns in our hometown of Winthrop Maine. My technology skills don’t extend very far past Nintendo 64 & flip phones. (Let’s just say I hope they don’t start making typing skills as part of an IQ test)

Instead of playing on my phone I fish in my kayak, enjoy a cold PBR with my rugby friends or have a date night with my smokin’ fiancée Emily.

So at this point you’re probably wondering why a guy who doesn’t know how to properly work a keyboard wants to start a blog. Well throughout these past few years my life has been kind of a whirlwind. So I am here to blog about the stuff I like to do to help myself put perspective on everything I am able to do. There are a lot of things that I have not been able to do since spring of 2016 when I was diagnosed with (get ready for some long words) Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (see told you they’re long). This is a type of cancer of the bone marrow & blood, bummer right? So I am writing this because it sucks, but I sure as hell am not letting it get in the way of what I do.

Here are some examples of how I don’t let cancer rule my life (while simultaneously freaking my doctors out). Here we go!

Since May 2016 I have…

1. Returned to college & graduated with my bachelors degree in History

2. Gone camping in remote locations

3. Eaten strange foods in foreign countries

4. Returned to playing rugby (with Leukemia & a mediport… nbd)

5. Out of state road trips in blizzards

6. Spilled burning solder on myself (ok… that one was an accident)

7. Got engaged

8. Went on a rugby tour to England

9. Hung out with Adrian Ryan*

10. Regained 20+lbs of muscle lost during treatment

Just to name a few

So to sum it up; this blog will consist of life perspective of a twenty-something year old dude in Maine, are you hooked yet? Me neither.

Be good adventurous my friends,

Zach

PS: my fiancée typed this entire thing for me… told you I’m no wiz kid at computers. I’ll type my own blog post next time!

… probably

*This is probably the most dangerous thing on the list, more details to come.