My name is F Scott (yes as in Fitzgerald) and I am a Physical Therapist. I am not a Crossfitter, nor have I ever been a Crossfitter. However, I do feel as though Physical Therapy and Crossfit are a good match for each other. I do not claim to know the first thing about Crossfit, but I do know a thing or two about injury and education. My goal over the next several months is to embark on a journey to educate myself on everything Crossfit so that I can become a Level 1 Certified coach, and utilizing my physical therapy background to better assist Crossfitters in recovering from injury and becoming the best possible version of themselves that they can.
About a year ago I weighed 350 pounds and did not partake in any sort of physical activity aside from getting up off the couch to grab the occasional beer while watching the game. Luckily for me I married an amazing woman with Type I Diabetes who truly cares about me and my health, and who took the time to find a lifestyle for our family that centered around healthier eating habits. We started on a Whole 30 lifestyle, and since then I have dropped 30 pounds with only a change in diet. This year, I aim to add in much more activity and exercise into our already healthier eating habits, and I plan on chronicling the journey. I already expect there to be ups and downs, but I like the idea of community that surrounds the Crossfit world, and hope to turn to them for information and support. So without further ado:
Breakfast: Banana, Cup of Black Deathwish Coffee over Ice
Lunch: 8oz pot roast, 8oz carrots
Dinner: Bowl of spaghetti Squash with ground beef, onions, tomato sauce
Water: 80 oz
Couch to 5K day 1 jogging/walking
Sat on edge of bed and took deep breaths for 5 min after waking up
Weighed in at 320 pounds to begin this journey. I do not feel as though I am physically fit enough to even begin Crossfit, despite many of my friends who are coaches explaining to me that the exercise is graded to the individual, and any can do it, I would rather not be thrown back to the days of the first few double practices for football in the summer where all the linemen are holding onto the fence and barfing their summer vacations back up. My plan is to “pre-train” to get to a point where I can then handle the shock of being thrown into the lion’s den that is Crossfit.