I attended my first Powerlifting competition last weekend called the 2015 Starting Strength Fall Classic. I played baseball and soccer as a kid, but didn’t participateÂ any sports past elementary school. ThereforeÂ this was quite a special event for me for a variety of reasons.
My original motivation was knowing I was probably seriously outmatched, I perseveredÂ to train hard for over a year and attempt to “win” anyway. After hearing my older daughter bow out of a swim race because she was convinced she’d lose so didn’t even want to try only galvanized it for me. As a father, it was my responsibility to show you do NOT give up, nor fear failure, regardless of the odds. You work hard and try. That’s it, no negotiation.
I thought I’d write how it went, what my training was like leading up to it the past 18 months, and fitness plans for the future.
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It’s been 1 year since I was sick & tired of being sick & tired and decided to make a change. I also completed P90X2 which is the 2nd version of P90X (sort of). I wanted to share the challenges I had (only 1 of my feet worked), the changes in my life, and what I’ve learned as well as visual progress.
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Below are my before & after picturesÂ (first & second)Â for completing Round 1 of P90X, the positive changes thatÂ occurred, and what I learned.
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Reason I had to leave Virginia in the middle of the week disrupting work was to drop the fam off in Atlanta, then drive early in the morning to make the morning funeral for my Uncle Doug Hodge. He passed away last week peacefully.
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