Thanksgiving Throwdown

I did something this morning that would have befuddled me from a year or two ago.  I participated in a Crossfit competition.  This was Celebration Crossfit’s Thanksgiving Throwdown – my partner, Winston, and I squared off against five other teams, and we had zero shot of winning anything.  We were there for the workout and […]

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Not the fat guy!

The 6am crew at Celebration Crossfit showed up for our Halloween WOD – pictures were taken, yadda yadda. I’m a shadow of my former self.  More than anything, what strikes me is that I don’t look like the fat guy in this picture.  I am the fat guy in this one, but I don’t look […]

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The Hard Part

I get up at 5am, pretty much every day. I do Crossfit, which looks insane if you’ve never done it before. I’m also running – did 15 miles this week on top of the Crossfit. People look at me like I’m crazy when I tell them all of that.  Especially when I say “5am”.  I […]

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Functional Fitness

I tripped on my run this morning.  Pretty hard. When possible I try and run on the shoulder of the road rather than the sidewalk.  The sidewalk “panels” can raise and buckle based on the ground shifting or tree roots.  And this morning I hit one of those little lifts with my foot with about […]

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I love squat day

The one time in my life when I semi-seriously lifted weights, the guy that was teaching me had been a Division 1 football player in college.  He was legitimately beasty.  And his lift was the back squat – he worked on it, and on our squat day (at Gold’s Gym in Newport News, Virginia) people […]

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Progress Pictures – about 20 weeks

Hi there!  It has been awhile, and you probably thought I had fallen off the wagon.  That would have been a fair thought – it has happened before.  BUT – nope.  Just got busy.  And yesterday, for the first time in awhile, I took some pictures. So, as of Saturday morning I’ve lost 43 pounds, […]

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Squat Day!

I love squat day. eom

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Goals

They say that setting goals is important, and communicating them is equally important.  In that spirit, lets talk about goals. Back in February I turned 38, and on that day I weighed 314.8 pounds.  Which is not as heavy as I was back in 2012 when I started this blog, but still much heavier than […]

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W-i-i-i-d-e Load

I find it remarkable, after losing 25 pounds and feeling good and starting to really see results, how a quick picture, taken when you aren’t trying to look your best, makes you realize that you still have a large way to go. Pictures taken this morning, and they’re pretty badass, but if I look this […]

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Progress Pictures

I didn’t go away, and I didn’t stop with the CrossFit (though it would have been fair to get that impression) – I’m finding life is busy.  That’s a good thing. So I took some progress pictures.  The first round, for comparison, is here, taken about 2 months and 20 pounds ago. New pictures: I’m […]

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