Update: I Have A Fitness Confession

It has been a while since I have done a fitness post, and I figured it would be best to provide an update from my last post. So how did I do?

Why the lack of fitness posts?

First, let me answer why I have not been holding to my goal of two fitness posts a week. Over the last four months, my life has been stressful. While I will not bore you with all the details, I can easily state that the last four months have been the most stressful time in my life, and I have been swamped. As a result, two things gave way:

  1. Fitness: I was forced to give up CrossFit temporarily due to life changes
  2. Blogging: I was forced to stop blogging due to a lack of time

While things are still stressful now, I can finally get back to blogging, and I am just starting to get back into fitness. Long story short, I hope to be back to my regular schedule on blogging, however, the stressful time is far from over, so we will have to see if I can maintain the current schedule.

How did I do on my goal?

As you may recall, in my last post, I talked about my sugar addiction and set a rather aggressive goal for myself. I failed. It really is that simple. Given the stress in my life, the lack of CrossFit, and my complete lack of motivation, I failed, and my body shows the results. I have put on weight. How much? I honestly do not know. It kills me, yet the stress outweighs (literally) the desire to fix it. I am seeking comfort and finding it in food… again.

So what now?

I had started to run again, but more life changes have limited my ability to keep it up. As a result, I had to do something about my diet, and I am currently on Dukan. While Dukan would not be sustainable with CrossFit, it is perfect given my minimal workout schedule at this time, and I have lost some of the weight. Of course, the side effect is that I have also lost some of the muscle.


It is amazing what life changes can do to you. I am happy to say that I am better at controlling my diet, but I really need to get back to exercising. My short-term goal is to get back to running — especially before the winter — and hope to be back to CrossFit by the time winter makes running less than desirable. I will keep you posted!

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  1. I’m with you Steve. Sugar, beer (scotch), bread are my additions. I’ve an avid bicyclist, and living in WI makes it even harder to stay fit throughout the year. I tried something new this year as part of my new year’s resolution to cure the cravings. No I’m not pitching something, No I don’t have a beachbody coach, I buy it from a discount website probably from china or india somewhere to get my dicounts, but Shakeology seems to be working for me. A shake in the AM for breakfast replacement has cured my cravings for sugar. I don’t have them anymore. I can focus on eating healthier. I’ve been doing this now for about 3 weeks, and I’ve lost 20 pounds just by replacing my breakfast and eating whole foods. Now that it’s March and the snow is melting, I can’t wait to get on the bike and see how many more lbs I can lose. Stay Motivate my friend.

    1. Hey Nate — Thanks for the comment and I can totally relate! I have actually heard a lot about Shakeology and know a lot a people who have tried and liked it.