Hi, I’m Mike. I’m 26 years old. I’m six feet tall, and I currently weigh 275 pounds. I could probably bench press a can of peanuts–once. I only run when I’m in danger of being eaten by a bear; there are no bears in my city, so my shoes keep tread pretty well. I have some pretty poor health and fitness habits–but that’s about to change.
It’s almost 5PM on a Sunday. I did some jog/walk interval training this morning. I’ve done planks, crunches, and jumping jacks during commercial breaks of the Cubs game. I feel better than I have in a long time. I have a goal, and I’d like to share it with you:
Over the next 12-18 months, I will train for and complete a Tough Mudder event.
I’ve been heavy most of my life. I’m done with it. But, I don’t think that having a “magic number”–wanting to hit a certain weight–is good enough. That’s the sort of thing that would drive me crazy. One pound over, and a person might freak out. No, I wanted to accomplish something. I wanted a long-term goal to push me toward all-around fitness. One of my friends showed me this video, and instantly, I knew I wanted to compete in a Tough Mudder.
That’s where this starts. I’m sore, I’m a newb, and I’m happy. Bring it on.