I tried to think of the last time I’d done something that scared me, and couldn’t. I can think of plenty of times when I was nervous or anxious. I’m a big chicken. But I couldn’t think of ONE time when I just went ahead and did the scary thing anyway. He told me he was proud of me, and that did it: waterworks. That’s not something Jimmy says.
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Then I think: screw the scale. Even if I didn’t lose 12 pounds of fat, hearing “I’m proud of you” from my wife was worth it. I’m just under 500 bucks into my fitness here but if you’d told me three months ago: “You’re going to lose 12 pounds of fat, gain 6 pounds of muscle, feel a hundred times better and your wife will say she’s proud of you” I’d have signed up for sure. I probably wouldn’t have believed it, but would have thrown money at you anyway.
Anyway, I had an idea. At CrossFit, the coach always calls us “athletes” even when we’re way out of shape like me. When I log into the app to track our workouts, I press the “athlete” button. So over the last few months, I started feeling like I was feeding an athlete, training an athlete.
That’s what prompted me to write this again: I think most people are on the carb roller coaster all the time. I talk to people in the office at 8am, and everyone’s in a pretty good mood. Then at 2pm, wow. It’s like the bottom falls out. Nothing’s getting done. Everyone is cranky. Until I was out of that loop, I didn’t really see it.
OK, so last time I said I’d break down what we’re paying at Locomotion. My wife is really good at budgeting and numbers.
If you looked in our window on Thursday nights, you’d probably get a good laugh. There we are, Mr. and Mrs. Fitness, watching our homework videos on a laptop and stretching. My coach told me to stretch again on Saturday while I was watching Football, so there I was: rolling around on a lacrosse ball to loosen up my hips while Kirk Herbstreit was chatting away on GameDay.
When I started writing down the changes I’ve made, I thought I had maybe two new things to report. But now that I think about it, I have a list: I started adding a vegetable to almost every meal. We have fruit for dessert. I keep water on my desk (it’s just in a paper cup from Food, not a fancy bottle, but my wife got a bottle at Whole Foods) And I went to a group class. I’ll talk about that in a minute.
She texted me a website. Top headline: “Think You Can”, whatever that’s supposed to mean. I’m not trying to be all positive or make friends or any of that stuff. I’m just trying to drop a few pounds.
Alright, I joined a gym. It wasn’t that bad. I went the first day and did a bunch of the machines. I kinda just watched what everyone else was doing and copied them when they left. Some of it even came back to me.