On May 11th I turn 31. Wow, I cannot believe it. 31 years on this planet, I feel like the last 4 years have been awesome. Last year had some great moments, but I became burned out. I pushed myself pretty hard over the prior 3 years(2009-2012) and didn’t really know where to go in 2013.
The biggest things that happened during my 30th year was that I completed my first triathlon and ran with my wife as she finished her first half marathon.
Each year throughout my journey I have set high goals to work towards to achieve.
2010: Peachtree Road Race (10K)
2011: Publix Georgia Half Marathon
2012: Publix Georgia Marathon, My First Tri and CF Cycle for Life 65 mile Ride.
And for the first time I found myself not knowing what to pursue next. To be honest I was mentally and physically exhausted after running my marathon and completing the triathlon.
I was tired of running. I had done CrossFit for 8 months in 2011-2012 and I loved it, but when we moved back to our home I stopped. I left a core group of my friends that pushed, motivated and held me accountable.
There was roughly a 6 month span where I went from exercising 6-7 days a week to only two. I was burned out. I lost focus. And in result some old habits returned and in my weight for the first time time in over 3 years crept up.
When I crossed the finish line March 2012 I was at the healthiest I had ever been at 215 pounds. Now I stand at 264 pounds, up 49 pounds.
But heres the thing I am motivated once again to fight back and strive to win. This was and is not a diet. It’s a journey and on it there are going to be battles to face and I am ready to face them head on. It’s not over by a long shot. Year 31 will be a great.
So here are my goals for May:
- Buy Bodybugg to help me track better. (Done) I ordered it this morning.
- Exercise 7 days a week, walking/running at least a mile a day.
- Eat 1500 quality calories a day.
- Strength train with Zack as his schedule allows, hopefully twice a week.
- Cycle 1-2x/weekend
Thank you for being apart of my journey. I’m sorry if I let you down, but don’t count me out.
The journey continues on…
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. -James 1:2-3