Written by Dr. Mark
I’m excited to be doing this again. I need to do this again, everyone should do this at some point. I’m doing it again for a few reasons. First of all because I think its wise for anyone, no matter what their current health situation is, to challenge themselves on a regular basis. The Straight 60 is a great way to do that. Test your will power, your ability to commit to something and see it through. Accomplishing this alone, not even considering the health benefits, is a great thing for anyone, and it will improve self esteem and give you confidence to †tackle new obstacles. Sounds great right.
Also, I believe anyone should do this once or twice a year to really test yourself, with really how you are doing with your overall diet. For example, if I start this up, and on day 1 or 2 I’m feeling awful, having headaches, with no energy, its a good bet i’m going through sugar withdrawal and that tells me I wasn’t doing my diet right leading into this.
Lastly, I need to do this for my person goals. I never got to that sub 200lbs. point. I was close, and got careless, the 60 days were up, and I didn’t commit to following the graduation plan (yes there’s a plan for coming off of this to maintain your success, and really driving this into real lifestyle change). † So, i slowly slipped back into old habits and the weight slowly came back. Never to where I was, but higher than I like. I have stayed committed to exercising regularly which I know has kept me from completely reverting. Thank you Crossfit Bridgemill and the great coaching! But, this also shows me that exercise alone can’t get me there, I have to get it all in line, the diet, exercise, mind, and nervous system! I’m looking forward to the weeks to come and seeing and feeling my changes along with yours. If you missed last night, I’d still encourage you to join us in this mission! You don’t want to miss this opportunity!
Thanks for reading. – Dr. Mark