Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I don't know where to start, this is actually the first time I publish something on the web. At the end of the year, I will become self employed for the first time and will use this blog as some kind of log where I can share my experiences. The good, the bad and the ugly of what I go through. 

Let's start by briefly introducing myself, I am a 39 years old happily married men, father of 3 boys, IT professional (More on that here), crossfiter and part time soccer coach for my kids. Family/work/sports and nutrition are the three main axis that have been shaping me in the last 10 years, and they will be an integral part of my post. 

The goal of this blog is also to have a place where I can exchange with people having similar lifestyle and how they cope with it. What keeps you going and what trick you are willing to share that makes this lifestyle  easier.

At the end of this year, my current employer is closing down the Montreal site and giving us a severance package. I have been looking for years for the perfect opportunity to work as a freelancer. I don't think there will be a better opportunity than today, so I decided to make the leap of faith. But I have to admit that the security associated with a few full time offers where hard to resist and had me reconsider that leap a few times. 

It reminds me the first time I did wall climbing. The strength it took me once I reached the top of the wall to let myself go, thrusting the ropes and my partner below. My finger were clinching to the wall so hard, my brain was resisting the idea of throwing myself down. No matter what I rationally taught, the body wasn't letting go. After countless effort, I was finally able to let go and nothing happened, I just gently floated back down to the ground. At the end of the second climb it was almost natural to throw my body down the wall. As funny as it may sounds this was one of the main argument that convinced me to try it. I hope that once I do it, it will become so natural that I won't even have a second taught about it. 

For those interested by the Crossfit part. I started doing crossfit 4 years ago, using mainsite as my programing.  2 years ago, looking to increase my strength, I switched to Crossfit Football and never look back. For now the program fits my needs, making me stronger and faster while keeping me fit. At 39, I lift more than I ever lifted in my life. I build a gym in my garage and workout first thing in the morning 5 times a week as prescribed by the program. 

In terms of nutrition, I follow what John Welbourn the owner of the site recommands on his blog Talk to me Johnnie. I tried many types of diets: low carbs, intermittent fasting, cycling carbs and none of them worked as well as what John recommands for his training. I know it makes a lot of sense that what the coach recommends is what shoud work best but I like to experiment things myself before giving my opinions so. 

That's it for my first post. ended up writing more than I initially intended