Encouragement – a story

In general, I don’t prefer working out in groups.  Especially in the shape I’m in now – I’m working hard, but it is a struggle, and I mostly don’t want anybody watching my fat ass work through something that I can barely do anyway.  And one thing about Crossfit is that there is always a […]

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Took the belt in a notch today

That always feels good.  This belt only has one more notch on it – and when I have to go to that one I’ll wind up not being able to wear these pants, either.  When you have to put a fold in the pants to make them fit, they’re too big. Progress.  We’re making it.

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Before Pictures

I did something this time that I’ve never done before – I took before pictures.  I’ve been considering writing a long, emotional post about how I’ve always been embarrassed by my body and I hate for people to see me without a shirt on and I always wear a shirt even when I’m swimming and […]

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The Trouble with Being a Loner

Alternately:  Why the hell would I choose Crossfit? Every time I mention that I’ve started Crossfit (including Monday’s post), I get one of two reactions – either a real “good for you!” kind of thing, or “I am just not in good enough shape to do that.”  Even my wife, when I mentioned it to […]

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Something a little different…

They say when you come back from an extended gap from blogging – and even especially when you’re blogging about getting back into shape and then you fall off the edge of the world … that you don’t owe an explanation.  No need to say “Sorry” or “So … this happened” – nope, just get […]

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