C2GRT W1D0: To get anywhere, you have to start somewhere

Written November 13, 2015

I am 29 years old and 5’ 10”. I weighed in at 189 lbs today. My life has been a rollercoaster of weight and exercise, mostly through my own failure to control my environment: I was an unhealthy, fat kid through high school; got fit when I joined the military; got fat after boot camp; lost several inches from my waist on deployment; gained it all back in Europe and separation; slimmed down while training martial arts; and now I’m unhealthy again.

For the past year or two I’ve been trying to get back into a workout habit through the couch-to-5K plan, but it keeps falling through to various stresses including not being a huge fan of running. I let the little problems stop me. At the end of the day, GORUCK is what I want to be ready for, so today I am starting the GORUCK 6 week training plan and I will complete it.


  1. I will do the best I can. There are some objectives I won’t be able to meet, at my current level of fitness, but I have to start somewhere to get anywhere.

  2. I will not stop. Any progress is still progress. Even a day cut short or worked in around other events is better than sitting one out.

  3. I will look to add friends. Bulletin boards at the local gyms are a good starting point.


Making a plan, and especially some concrete goals, was a great idea. I’m sticking to the goals without really realizing it, so reading them later helps reinforce my plan.