Wednesday, November 24, 2010
It's been a bit since I have posted regularly. Things have been going about the same for me. Still Crossfitting. Still eating well for the most part. After my 30 day Paleo challenge, I find myself living 90 Paleo and 10 percent with things that I missed (beer, some grains, some bread, a bit of cheese here and there, and pizza once or twice). However, I usually keep to one cheat meal or night per week and then it's back on the train. Nonetheless, I've been thinking about what I am thankful for on this holiday week and after my family and friends, I've come up with the following:
1. CrossfitCarmel: Without a doubt in my mind, Crossfit has changed my life. If you look at the My Progress tab, you can see what I mean. Physically, I am a completely different person than I have ever been. I am stronger than I've ever been, and I'm more confident about my endurance and abilities to work out than ever before. The first day I went to Crossfit, as out of shape, soft, and lethargic as I was, I doubted if it was for me. I had never been so sore in my life. It was indeed, the hardest physical experience I had ever done. Five months later, I say the same thing each time I come home. Crossfit pushes my body and mind to the limit and beyond each night and instills a sense of accomplishment like none other. What is equally as valuable is the network of friendships that have developed there. The spirit of Crossfit is like none other. Kudos to the coaches at CrossfitCarmel for have a great thing going. I'm thankful for you bigtime!
2. My Chiropractor: I have been getting adjusted for several years now at Premier Sports Chiropractic. Ok.....so Dr. Mike is one of my best friends, but besides that chiropractic care has made a huge difference in my life. I rarely get sick. I have more energy, and I do the things necessary between adjustments. Some folks only get adjusted when they are in pain, but where I get adjusted it's more of a lifestyle approach. So when I told Mike that I was bored of running, personal training, globo-gyms, etc, he was the one that said, "Dude....you need to try Crossfit." My reply was, "What exactly is that?" And the rest is history. I'm thankful for our friendship Mike.
3. My wife: Ok....won't be sappy here, but I've made a huge discovery about getting healthy that has nothing to do with what you eat, how long your run or work out, or what supplement or vitamin you are taking. It has to do with sacrifice and support and my dear wife Heather is the epitome of that. She has never complained, commented, or vented about how much I attend Crossfit. I drop my kids off to her at the end of her working evening every Monday night so I can attend the 7:30 p.m. WOD (Workout of the Day). I sometimes stay on Saturday morning for two WOD (or two hours). She never bats and eye and is a champ. She's supportive, encouraging, and an amazing woman. I could not be doing what I'm doing without her and I am more than thankful for her. By the way, she has a cool blog called All Kinds of Goodies. It's really good.
Being healthy is important to me and there is no one way that works for everyone. However, I think I've found what works for me. I hope you can find what works for you because I must say that after 38 years, it's finally fun. Happy Thanksgiving.