Mike's CrossFit Journey

Hi, I’m Mike. I am 42 years old, I’m a teacher, a husband, a son, and a father of two. Two months after my 40th birthday I went for my yearly physical. My doctor told me that I weighed 318 pounds, and if I didn’t start taking medication to control my blood pressure I would not likely see my 50th birthday. I’d steadily gained weight since my 20s when I left basic training at 189 pounds, but I never worried about it. I’d done diets, meal plans, and  even spent short periods of time “going to the gym”, but it never stuck. Any weight I lost, I’d gain back and usually gain even more. The weight made me sick. The weight made me depressed. When I got depressed I would eat, and drink alcohol to excess. I was a smoker. I decided that I needed to change: serious, permanent change in order to live the life I wanted. See, when you are as overweight as I was there are a whole host of things you can’t do, or have a much harder time doing. Things like …

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