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Fit by 50 / wk 4

Week 4. Really, week 4 already. That only leaves XX weeks until the Big 50. Whose counting anyway.

A funny thing happened at crossfit this week. Actually several things happened, but I’ll keep hush on those. We worked to find our max weight in squats.

That means how much weight can you lay across the back of your shoulders and scream while you bend down and back up. People take pride loading the bar with heavy plates until it bends. It’s all really very cool – or at least it was 20 years ago.

Mind you, I had spinal surgery this March – Titanium and all. But hey, it’s what us dudes do. I loaded the bar, set my shoulders, pressed upward. What in the world was I doing? The sensible side of exercising kicked in at the last moment, but I was close.

No matter, we hammered a 2000 meter rowing machine and then fell out on the matt like any respectable mature man would do.

What did I accomplish this week? Boundaries.

This doesn’t mean limits to great exercises, but it does mean there are somethings that I shouldn’t do. Was my ego bruised a bit? I’d be fibbing if I said no. Bonus was that I did go on to enjoy a great supper out with family and friends that night without injury or pain. See? I’ve evolved.


1. Maintain sensible diet {I SLID a bit}

2. Exercise at least 4 times next week {Check ++}

3. Buy new scale but not obsess over readings. {No, not yet}

4. Encourage you to join me and share experience and commitments. {Check}

5. Be positive about the quest for fitness. {Check}

6. Don’t get all Fan Boy over crossfit. {Check. Kidding, I’m still enjoying pushing my mind beyond my physical abilities}

What are your goals and victories?



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