Fitness Foray


1.  a sudden attack or incursion into enemy territory, especially to obtain something; a raid.
"the garrison made a foray against Richard's camp" 
synonyms: raid, attack, assault, incursion, swoop, strike, onslaught, sortie, sally, push, thrust

As a kid I was always bigger or pudgy and I didn't like it. I was always active and my blood pressure was ok. I took martial arts for several years and won tournaments. I could fight for hours and hours. My parents got a trampoline for me on Christmas. I spent no less than 3 to 4 hours jumping. So, while I was "big boned", I was healthy. Docs always said I never had a problem but was "a little big" according to the charts.

In college I started training for a marathon and blew out my knee playing Ultimate Frisbee. No more 11 mile long runs. I never tried running consistently again. While I was engaged, I hit the gym hard. I liked the way I felt, initially.

At 33, I don't feel as good after a workout. I sometimes am tired & sluggish.

My diet is the problem. I never liked starting with diet. I use to "re-start" my fitness plan by changing my level of activity and the diet usually followed as my cravings would change from cake to carrots and fruit. However, recently, the cravings didn't stop. I can continue to workout and my body feels miserable. I'm not getting the right fuel for the level of activity I had committed to.

Something had to give ... so I kept the cake and said good bye to the cardio.

Last year I committed to ignore my physical health to focus solely on my business. After we have a great flow and are up and running, I can take an hour or two out of my days next year and figure out how to get healthy.

It is time. What am I going to do? I'm not sure.

I'll share with you my journey post by post over the next year or so. Just check the "health & fitness" category. If you have any suggestions on where/how you would get started, please share them in the comments section!

Thanks for the support!

More post in the Fitness Foray series: