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The First Step Was Facing The Truth

The First Step Was Facing The Truth

Yesterday marked 6 months that I have been eating clean and exercising regularly. On Wednesday I’ll post some updates and progress pictures. Honestly, I still haven’t decided yet if I’m brave enough to go shirtless.

The following is something that I never intended to make public, it was more of a journal entry. I wrote this for a 30 day writing group designed to get us in the habit of writing 500 words per day. Nobody had to read what I wrote. Looking back, I think there may be people that can relate. So here goes nothing.



This was mid-burpee but it looks and felt like I was dying.

This was mid-burpee during the 2014 Crossfit Open 14.5 workout but it looks and felt like I was dying.

January 6, 2014

Yesterday was my first Elements class for Crossfit. I thought I was going to die. And that was just the first introductory course. Today, I can walk up the stairs, but it’s almost impossible to get back down after those air squats. I am so out of shape it’s ridiculous. Read more

The Boat is Coming Back: Get On NOW

The Boat is Coming Back: Get On NOW

Why I WOD: Because I HATE CARDIO

Why I WOD: Because I HATE CARDIO

A couple of days ago I made mention of my time at the Globo Gym. Quite possibly the biggest reason that environment didn’t work for me was that I absolutely hate cardio. I tried it. I didn’t like it. We decided not to be friends. And guess what, I got Flabby And Tired (see what I did there?).

My face when I see the WOD


Flickr image by Abhisek Sarda

Flickr image by Abhisek Sarda

Cardio Hates Me. It’s Mutual

Elementary school was my peak of fitness. I played soccer and rode bikes any time I wasn’t in school. And then video game systems really became common. I wasn’t a big gamer, but I could waste hours if given the opportunity. Add in the fact that I grew to love air conditioning during Texas summers and outdoor play and exercise began to fade away. Then in high school, the Internet appeared (thanks Al Gore). Read more

Crossfit and Nutrition Progress: 5 months

Crossfit and Nutrition Progress: 5 months

This past Friday (June 6, 2014) marked 5 months of eating clean and working out. I’ve posted a couple of quick pictures of my progress on Instagram, but this is the first set posted anywhere else. For those that didn’t know me before, this is a look at where I was and where I am now. For those that see me regularly, this will let you see the change all at once instead of the small weekly increments.

Fall 2013. This was NOT my heaviest before my Jan 2014 start.

Fall 2013. This was NOT my heaviest before my Jan 2014 start.

I generally avoid being in pictures, so it wasn’t easy finding before shots. Here are two from last fall, taken a few weeks apart. The left is from October (couldn’t pass up a selfie with the Palace Guard in London), and the right was in September during a charity fundraiser. Believe it or not I gained a few MORE pounds between when these were taken and when I started working out. Read more

You Can’t Change the Body Until You Change The Mind

You Can't Change the Body Until You Change The Mind

They say physical transformation is 20% exercise and 80% diet. That sure seems to be true. Think about how many times per week you eat, while you will spend maybe three to four hours working out.

The Diet

Change is hard. How many of your New Year’s resolutions are still on track? If you answered that question like 98% of people, you fell off somewhere. It’s not because you didn’t want to make the change, but something happened. If you want to change your body, there are certain things you’re going to have to take control of. The first is what goes into your mouth.

Flickr image by David Shankbone

Flickr image by David Shankbone

Let me be clear. I am not a trainer, coach, medical professional or dietitian. I’ll simply tell you what I’ve read, researched, and tried that has worked (or not worked) for me. Most of it should be common sense, but sometimes we need to hear it from someone that’s been there. As always, consult a doctor before starting any exercise program. Read more

What’s Up With The Website Name?

This Is My Happy Hour

This Is My Happy Hour

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A Typical Day In The Box

Here is a great article about¬†what it’s like to do Crossfit.

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