FIT CHALLENGE: Wessels to inspire young people

Sep 24, 2012

Well, it’s Sunday afternoon, and today is the first day in a long time that I felt as though things were getting back to normal.  My car is back running again (thanks Joe), and I was at the gym by 7:30 this morning.
I’ve got to tell you, though, this morning was a bit of a struggle, as I’d not really pushed myself that hard in the past couple of weeks.  I got through both sets of my circuit in about two hours.  I was tired, but it really felt great to get back there.  
On Saturday night, a family friend invited us to dinner, and we had a great time.  It was the first time in a long time that we’d gone to such a fancy restaurant.  I read through the menu carefully and was able to find a meal that I felt I could enjoy that wouldn’t “break the bank.”  I didn’t attempt to finish everything, and brought home leftovers that I had for lunch today after I returned from the gym.
I’ve been spending some time today getting ready for Tuesday.  On Tuesday, as I mentioned in an earlier blog, I’m going to be speaking before the seventh grade class at Briar Middle School.  I’m going to be talking to them about healthy living.  I’ve been asked to speak on what inspired me to get involved with the FIT Challenge.  I’m looking forward sharing my story with them in hopes that they’ll come away from the meeting knowing that if they have a big challenge before them, they can overcome that problem.
When I finished at the gym this morning, I hopped onto the scale expecting the worst.  I hadn’t been on the scale for several weeks, and I was sure that my limited activity over the past few weeks had caused me to gain back a few pounds.  I hadn’t cheated on what I’ve been eating, but I was convinced that not getting to the gym was going to doom me, but I was pleasantly surprised.
I was actually down another 2 pounds from my previous weigh-in.  Not a lot, but still going in the right direction.   I’ll be back at it again tomorrow following our soccer games.  It’s great that NOMS is open til 9.

— Craig Wessels


Craig Wessels

I want to thank the great seventh graders at Briar. It was such an honor to get the opportunity to talk to you about all of the things that I've been doing over the last nine months.

I hope that your STEM project is a great success.