My story begins with Pam coming home and talking all about strange things like burpees and box jumps and how supportive everyone one was. I decided it was time for me to try this On Ramp thing. I have to tell you, I thought I was in pretty good shape but was I ever proven wrong. And keep in mind; this was just the On Ramp class. I was so sore every day and now understood what Pam was talking about.
I finished the month and then started going about 4 times a week. My body slowly started getting not as sore after workouts and mobility. Unlike Pam, I am not very flexible but never would work on mobility before and now I realize how important it is. We signed up to do the Paleo Challenge for October and that was another wake up call for me. Pam would always be on me about my diet but I didn’t realize how bad it was. I set a goal to try 30 new veggies and I made it to 32. That was a big deal because the only vegetables I ever ate were corn and potatoes.
I stayed strict and I could see a huge difference in how I felt and my performance in the gym. I lost weight and looked healthier. It opened up a whole new world for eating and cooking new foods. Doing the Challenge as a family helped so much to have that support at home and work as a team. We would tag team meals and make enough for leftovers for the next day.
Pam would go to the gym at 6 am; I would have breakfast done by the time she got home. Then, I would go in the evenings and she would have dinner ready when I got home. It would have been so much harder getting through on my own. I am now going 4-5 days a week to the gym, feeling better and looking better than I have in 20 years.