I Joined A Planet Fitness For The Free Pizza and Bagels…
They’re Just So…
I’m back, my friends, and I will be more consistent again. At the very least, I’ll be posting once a week. It’s not really definite whether I’ll do that or continue with the 3 times a week deal, but either way, I’m back.
There’s been demand for my posts, and I’ll admit that while I’ve been busy as fuck lately, I really shouldn’t have any excuses for not posting anything at all.
One Ridiculous Thing Is…
I never posted anything about THE CROSSFIT GAMES. WTF.
Yeah, I really did enjoy that weekend-long (well, close to week-long now with that mini triathlon on the Wednesday of that week), and it was pretty amazing to see Froning and Thorsdottir win their second titles in a row. Honestly, I’m not sure of what it really was that made me forgo any blogging during that time.
For serious…one of the main reasons I put together this blog was to post about this year’s Games. Oh well…something within me was just out of wack.
I can say that my motivation went down a bit after finding out the Games wouldn’t be “semi-live” this year on ESPN2…but that’s just another damn excuse.
So WHAT Have I Been Up To Then?
Okay, so along with a buddy of mine from high school and his roommate in college, together we in the process of launching our own startup:
Think of it as a marketplace where you can rent and rent out outdoor gear. Let’s say you want to try out stand up paddle boarding but don’t feel like dropping $500-$1000 on a board. Why not try before you buy?
That’s what Weekend Swap gives you the opportunity to do.
Also, if you want to set up your own side business of renting out outdoor stuff just lying around the house, this is your chance. Hell…if you put in enough time and money into it, you can use our platform to launch a full-time business.
The possibilities are endless.
We’ll be launching in the San Francisco area around the end of this month, but eventually we DO plan on spreading out to more places out there.
Regardless of where you live, do us a favor and please LIKE our page on Facebook. It would really mean a lot to myself and the rest of our team 🙂
I wouldn’t be surprised if people start listing and borrowing CrossFit-related items on there as well.
My Own Progress
You know what?
I’m feeling pretty fuckin awesome right now. Aside from the excitement (and fear) of launching our startup, the pieces to my fitness puzzle are finally coming together.
Okay, I’ll admit that I’m not eating Paleo right now. I’m actually doing Tim Ferriss’ Slow Carb Diet. You can check out the basics in this post.
For your lazy mofos out there, here’s what it pretty much is:
Rule #1: Avoid “white” carbohydrates
Rule #2: Eat the same few meals over and over again
Rule #3: Don’t drink calories
Rule #4: Take one day off per week
From personal experience, I know going strict paleo is the way to go. However, I’m shooting for longterm results here and want to follow the Slow Carb Diet to the t just to see if it works. Some days have been off with my strict meals during the week, but even with the cheat days on Saturday (I call them “Carbicide Saturdays”), my weight has been gradually dropping (lost around 8 pounds in the last 4 weeks), been leaning out, metcons have improved significantly (burpees aren’t that bad anymore), and I’m still getting stronger (just PR’d my front squat on Saturday from 245# to 255#).
This strict 6 days a week and eat so hard Robb Wolf wanna fine me once a week way of eating is easy for me to maintain. It’ll be interesting to see where this will take me down the road.
Right now, my main goal is really to drop body fat. Once I feel good with the way I feel into my clothes and the way I look, then I’ll focus on performance.
One step at a time.
Lower Back Problems
Well…what do you know? Coach was right. Sitting all day was definitely one of the main reasons I’d mess up my back every time we did a high number of deadlifts.
When I put together my own standing desk, everything changed.
My productivity became a lot better, my posture has definitely improved, and my core/lower back seem much stronger than ever before. Tomorrow will be a true test of these changes as we have a 6 round workout with 10 deadlifts for each round. RX is 225#, which would be wayyy too much for me, so I’m just gonna go with something like 185# if my back is feeling right for it.
Life’s Busy. Scary. Yet So Exciting
Everything’s starting to come together for me in such a short amount of time. Rather than let all of this overwhelm me, I’ve learned over the past few months to just kip things simple. Between this blog, my startup, my nutrition and CrossFit, and other side projects, simplifying outcomes and goals is the way to go.
I’d rather do a small amount of work every day on each of these things than try to cram a SHITLOAD of stuff in one day, only to crap out in productivity for the rest of the month.
CrossFit has also taught me to simply acknowledge all this fear and just shoot for what I want in life. This startup my co-founders and I have is going to be a scary and exciting experience at the same time. While it’s cool hearing great feedback from friends about our idea and possibly becoming successful with it, I’m mainly all about the experience.
Starting my own business has always been a dream of mine, and after countless “failures,” I know my time has come. I’m ready to attack this venture head-on.
The beauty of it all?
It was specifically learning how to get under the bar for a heavy squat clean that’s taught me the right mindset for launching a startup. Yes, the risk is HUGE and things can totally go wrong.
However, with just the right amount of experience and knowledge (doesn’t have to be too much) and the willingness to commit and persevere, you can nail that rep. We can get WeekendSwap.com to launch.
Expect a new KippingItReal post on Wednesday or Thursday.
You guys rock! Thanks for making this CrossFit blog such an enjoyable experience.