The Bet and The Mission

Some people make new resolutions every year. I seem to make them every month. They are almost always health and fitness related. More specifically diet and CrossFit related. But since May I have been off and on and all over the place. Eat healthy!… No, eat whatever you want! Its fun!….. Go after to your CrossFit goals and train for masters!… No just train for fun and take a break from competing!

I can’t stay focused. I tried to force myself to focus last month by making a bet with Todd that I could go 30 days without a full scale diet meltdown. My punishment for not surviving would be 30 days without CrossFit. That should set me straight, right? But then again I didn’t want to be too serious about it so I negotiated 1 cheat meal per week. That quickly turned into cheat weekends. Then I forgot about it altogether and blew that bet clean out of the water.

It is October 1st. I lost The Bet. (Sigh). It is time to face the music. Pay the piper. And find out what I would do with myself without CrossFit for the next 30 days. By the end of the month one of two things will happen. Either I will get the ‘crazy’ back and throw myself back into training. (To be honest that is the one I am hoping for). Or I will find out that CrossFit had turned into a wall I didn’t know was there. (See yesterday’s post for an explanation of that one).

The Mission: Don’t get me wrong. I don’t plan on taking a break from being active. On the contrary. I thought back to the times I wondered about all the fun things I might do if I didn’t spend so many hours training for competitions. This is my chance to do those things. So The Mission is to do something different every day for the next 30 days! Day 1…


  1. Eric Badiere Said,

    October 1, 2015 @ 8:44 am

    Well, routine is the enemy, so maybe spending time on another physical activity is the way to go.

  2. Nicole Mahan Said,

    October 1, 2015 @ 9:19 am

    I just sent you a text…great option for enriching your life, helping others, and the planet! Guaranteed to be enlightening at least!

  3. Day 3: The Doc and The Advice at the Rec Said,

    October 4, 2015 @ 2:38 pm

    […] to the doc, the prevailing theory now is that I have developed a food allergy. The Bet didn’t keep me away from junk food but the prospect of not being in pain, nauseous, and itchy […]

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