Three Years of SimpleFit

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    I worked out last night.

    SimpleFit, Day 1, Level 7.

    I was entering my results in my log, and I noticed that I have been doing SF for 142 weeks. “That’s close to three years!” I thought to myself. A quick check on Google Calendar revealed that March 24, 2011 marks the third anniversary of my taking up SimpleFit. How to mark this occasion?

    By beating Level 7.

    I have been on Level 7 for a long time. I began it for the first time in June of 2009. Then, I slacked off and, in October of that year, I started over at Level 1.

    By April, 2010, I was back at Level 7, and, on August 7 of this year, I posted a PR time of 5’35” for Day 3.

    Then I went on vacation. Then I got a hernia. Then came fall. (Fall and winter seem to be when I struggle to stick to my workout schedule.) I have been fitting in workouts when I can, but it has been quite sporadic. When I do work out, it is usually Day 1 or 2. That Day 3 PR back in August was the last time I did Day 3!

    Now, comes Christmas. Which I will enjoy.

    Once Christmas has passed, I think I’ll do the Whole 30, and whatever else I can think of to get myself into the best shape of my life.

    I usually get serious about SF in the spring. The days get longer and energy levels rise. It makes sense that I originally started SF at that time of year. But, if I am going to beat Level 7 by the time the anniversary rolls around, that means kicking myself into gear now…or right after Christmas.

    So that’s what I am going to do. Beat Level 7.

    Then, once that’s out of the way, I’ll have my hernia surgery and start all over…with the SF Intermediate or Advanced workouts, or with something else entirely.


    whole 30 looks pretty good!


    Good luck! I’ve been on and off simplefit for a while (stuck with it for almost a year last year and made level 6 then moved to another program) so seeing the dedication you’ve put in is inspiring. I’m still spreading the simplefit word and you’re the first example that comes up. Keep us posted on your progress.


    Great work man!

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