A Fit Geek’s Year in Review

‘The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.’ – Socrates

Hello again friends and fellow fit nerds!

Can you believe more than a year’s passed since I embarked on my fit quest and changed my life for the better? I sure haven’t!

I wanted to take some time to share my progress and lay out what I plan to do in my 2014-2015 season of nerd fitness with you.

So let’s get started shall we?

Last year, I signed up for Blitz Conditioning’s 90 Day Challenge and here were my Top 10 reasons doing so:

  1. I’m tired of making a “HUNNNUGH” sound when I bent over to pick something up.
  2. I wanted to get rid of my sugar belly.
  3. My phone won’t ask if I’m sure I want to take that selfie.
  4. I would like to run a half-marathon with my Dad.
  5. I wanted to work on a core that’s not from an apple.
  6. I’d like to do more than 10 push-ups.
  7. I don’t want to have an “X” in my shirt sizes.
  8. I’m tired of being too small for the Big & Tall and too big for the regular clothing stores.
  9. I wanted to see all of my toes when I look down.
  10. I wanted to be the best me I could be.

However, my number one reason I became a nerd for fitness was out of fear. I was scared to die before I even had a chance to live. I had spent too much time living off processed food and losing my breath walking up stairs. I wanted to be a better Steve.

Here’s me before:

Week One

And here’s me now:

Hedgehodge After

Look what a year can do.

Holy S&*T! My body has transformed as a result of eating healthy and wholesome food and getting up a moving at least five times a week.

My core strength is increasing, my endurance improving and it’s so motivating to do a frog hop now when before it was more than a tadpole squiggle.

I’ve lost pounds of fat, replaced it with muscle and now I can go to a pants store and do pants things with confidence.

So what’s next? I’m going to keep moving forward.

Chris once said that it takes at least three years to develop a full routine of fitness and I intend on doing that. Aside from my morning pee, the first thing I want to do in the morning is move. I’m going to work on developing healthy habits and trying new ways to move like wall climbing, winter running and maybe even a professional wrestling class or two!

Stay tuned, because I will have some fitventures to share with you and I hope you tune in and share yours too.

I want to thank Chris and the gang at Blitz Conditioning for what they’ve done and what they’re going to do. I’m part of a great community and I can’t wait to see what the next few years of my fit quest have in store.

So let’s get out there and move. If a portly fit nerd can do it, so can you!

Stop focusing strictly on how you want to look and think about how you will feel. Let’s all move together and if you ever need a workout buddy, drop me a sweet tweet @hedgehodge.

So let’s start Season Two of my fit quest.

Live, Long and Prosper

Steve

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