One of the major things I do with my time is volunteer and work as a part-time staff member at DailySource. One of the fun things about that is checking out loads of papers and magazines online to find out what is being reported any given day.
Among my favorite metropolitan newspapers is the Star Tribune out of Minneapolis, and when I went to see what goodies the had for me, there was an article called “He went from flab to fit.” Clicked on it, and lo, there was a CrossFit success story about a guy named Kevine Ole! And, oh, my, could I relate:
The first day I went in, I did a workout called Baseline No. 1, where they put you through a 500-meter row, 40 squats, 30 sit-ups, 20 push-ups and 10 pull-ups. On the white board it doesn’t look like much … so I started rowing for all I was worth and after 200 meters I stopped dead in the mythical water. Squats took forever; sit-ups were terrible; I had to do the push-ups from my knees and I had to stand on a box and jump to do a pull-up. Then I had to run out into the back of the office building, where I collapsed against the Dumpster and lost my lunch.
And now, after losing about 45 pounds of fat, he’s a hoss. Way to go, Kevin!