Sebastian: Fitness Frontier


Since I was a boy, fitness has been a major part of my life. When I was 7 my father assigned me my first fitness regimen; 20 push ups a day and 100 situps and since that day 20 years ago, I haven’t stopped. I have had varying degrees of commitment to fitness over the years, as we know, work, school, life, and laziness can all get in the way, but, generally speaking, I have always worked out.

In college I started running 6 miles every other day and doing weight training at the gym, combined with 100 push ups a day, one minute of jumping up and down and a healthy diet. I was very strict back then, never missing a day at the gym and sometimes feeling that I didn’t try hard enough, so I would go to the gym twice in a day. Needless to say, post college, I have not exactly kept up with this. Beer, Whiskey and wine have been added to my liquid intake, I’ve lazily only running 3 miles when I go to the gym twice or three times a week and I have completely stopped doing push ups. And yesterday I realized that needs to change.

Fitness isn’t just about looking good or vanity, it’s about pushing yourself. And when I think about what our bodies are capable of, what I could do if I just put my mind to it, I feel the need to rise to the occasion, to try and be the best me, as I do in all other aspects of life. So, I have decided to get back in the game and do this thing. Push myself. Hard.

I did my six miles this morning, leaving the old three miles in the dust and… it felt great. I’m still working out how I’ll switch up my dumbbell routine, I spend about 15-20 minutes stretching and I’m starting with 90 push ups a day and working my way up. The thing I hate the most, due to my scoliosis, is sit ups, but I’ll figure something out. The point is I’m doing it and I’m excited.


One Comment Add yours

  1. bumblebecks says:

    Wish someone had set a regime for me when I was little!

    I’ve just posted my before and after pics if you’d be interested;


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