Fit by 50 / wk 3

Dad & Kiddo

A funny thing happened after my Week 2 post last week – people started sharing their goals and challenges. I’m stoked because I believe it’s better to achieve success as a community than alone. Let’s smash our health / fitness goals together.

Another funny thing happened while at Momentum Gym. The instructor, Lauren Z challenged us to eat clean for 21 days. Things such as gluten are off-limits. Of course I sneered because I have no idea what gluten is. Then she said “No sugar.” Seriously? That ain’t funny lady.

I’m going to shout out to a top encouragement team member – Andrea – who like me, battles the exhaling habit prior to stepping on the scale. Thanks for the laughs – I fired my scale this week.

I will have an exciting announcement soon and a sponsor partnership to raise funds in the war against cancer. In honor of my mom, I ensure that each October is lived bringing awareness to the warriors who refuse to surrender their battles against cancer.

Last year my agency teamed with Cancer Center at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center to design a Breast Cancer Awareness police unit.

This October, Thibodaux Police Detective David Melancon and I signed up for the Warrior Dash. The October 11, 2014 race in Louisiana will also serve as a fund-raiser for cancer research. I’ll post the details and sponsor this month.

It has been reported that David and I are donning kilts and Go-Pro cameras to document the effort. Anything for the cause. This brings me back to this mid-range fitness goal. I do NOT want to be traction for the other runners, so I’ve committed my training to prepare for October 11, 2014.


1. Maintain sensible diet {Check}

2. Exercise at least 4 times next week {Check ++}

3. Buy new scale but not obsess over readings. {Not yet}

4. Encourage you to join me and share experience and commitments. {Check}

5. Be positive about the quest for fitness. Why do we mumble when we discuss health and fitness? {Check to positive}

6. Don’t skin shins during box jumps (Okay, so I threw in a WOD term) {Check, though I did see a guy scrape his – YIKES}


What are your goals and victories?



Fit by 50 / Page 2



6 replies »

  1. Haha! Good job, Scott!
    ‘No gluten’ is basically a way of saying no grain. No bread, pasta, cakes, cookies, cereal, etc. No sugar, why, that’s inhumane! But useful. I’ve done it before, and admit I feel better when I don’t eat sugar.
    I’m not engaging in the Warrior Dash, but I did sign up for the Cancer Study 3 that is going on now. I’ve never been affected by cancer myself, but one look at a Relay for Life showed how many people HAVE been affected by it.
    My goals echo yours. I want a new scale because I know mine is inaccurate. Maintain sensible diet and exercise at least 4 days a week, preferably more. I’ve never considered it to be a group effort, but you might change my mind on that!
    Now it’s time to get off my butt and go exercise, instead of sitting here typing about it! Fire it up!! 🙂

    • Awesome Andrea – i can go without bread on my burger, but no cakes, cookies?? Lady have you lost it? Okay – I’ll give it a shot.

      Cancer really does suck and living in a region known as “cancer alley” means everyone i know has been affected by it.

      I’m with ya on the exercise – it’s Friday and soon time to rock the weekend, not the couch.

      • You know, Scott, I find that I actually prefer burger and such with less bread, after trying it. I’m going to do the ‘no grain, no sugar’ exercise later in the year, just before my annual physical. No halloween candy for me! Cookies and cakes are hard, though, because I’m a baker by nature. 🙂
        Just did 40 minutes of cardio, some resistance training, and am off to mow the lawn. That’s 3 weeks of consistently meeting my exercise goals! Wheeee!

        If I was on bgddyjim’s bike, I’d probably be screeching like a banshee all the way down!!

    • that’s INSANE.
      I rode the 3 State 3 Mountain Century a few years back. As a Flat lander, I freak out on overpasses. Coming down the first mountain and my computer read 47 mph!!
      It was sit tall in the saddle and parachute to slow. But glad you got the nerves of steel.

      • It’s the bike. The first time I did 45 on my old 5200 I was nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full rocking chair bound grandmas. On my new race bike, 56 was smooth and controlled (at least as long as I didn’t have to come to a sudden stop).

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