NEW Member Story Part 6

Starting a new path in life is really, really hard.

This is the story of someone looking to start getting healthier and live longer, as they told it to me. “Jim” is a pseudonym, and he doesn’t like the internet, or writing, or even talking about himself. But this is his story, through his eyes.

What kinda gym IS this, anyway?!

Last weekend our “gym family” got together for a pool party! We cooked out on the grill, had beers and hung out! 

If you’d asked me last month, I would have said, “I don’t need more friends”–that’s not why I joined a gym–but you can’t help liking these people. I had to miss a work conference call, but it was better anyway.

My wife’s schedule always gets crazy at work this time of year, so she had to stop coming to the PM group class. She’s going to try some PT to be flexible for her schedule. She has to have her CrossFit. I’m still fine to make the PM groups about 3 times a week.

If you looked in our window on Thursday nights, you’d probably get a good laugh. There we are, Mr. and Mrs. Fitness, watching our homework videos on a laptop and stretching. My coach told me to stretch again on Saturday while I was watching his videos, so there I was: rolling around on a lacrosse ball to loosen up my hips while watching NetFlix.

I’m struggling a bit to eat all the vegetables I’m supposed to be eating. And meeting the boys for a donut on Saturday is starting to give me a bit of stress. I’ll ask Michelle my Nutrition Coach about it next time; I’m working pretty hard and I don’t want to keep going backward. I thought the nutrition accountability side of things would just be them judging me on my diet but they help me find work arounds to fix things I am having problems with.

The other hard part is drinking a glass of water every time I have a coffee; that’s a LOT of water. But no one’s selling me supplements or anything (I was totally on the lookout for that) so our food bill hasn’t gone up at all.  I think I’ll ask my wife to figure out how much we’re actually paying and post that on the next blog.

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