the personal blog of Greg Bassett, IT Security, Travels & Endurance Sports

Checking in

158.9lbs/16.6% BF

So the resolutions went on hiatus while I sorted out schedules and fought off bronchitis.  But I think I’m back on track starting this week.  I’ve created a 2xday/6 day week workout routine and a homework schedule that should keep me on track.  I’ve managed to hit at least one workout this week

, and hit two workouts today.  It’s tough getting back on the fitness wagon, since I’m essentially starting over.  I need to continually remind myself that I’ll need time to get back to the shape I want.  Patience isn’t my strong suit, but I do have experience on my side.  I’m keeping my eyes on the prize!

I’m also cleaning up my diet and cleaning out the fridge and pantry.  I’ve given up the O’Doul’s since all it was doing was adding 70 empty calories to my diet.  I’ve got better things to do with 70 calories.  Giving up the chocolate, cheese and other goodies will be harder, but I’m not buying the stuff any longer.  Keeping the stuff out of the house is key to resisting temptation.  It plays on my inertia, since I’m too lazy to run out and buy more crap food when I’m craving something .  I’m trying to get dinner finished by 7:00 or 7:30 and not eating for the rest of the evening.  I’m finding that a cup of herbal tea with a touch of honey is just the ticket when I’m peckish at night.

I’m now creating metrics that I can maintain and publish.  I’m measuring weight and body fat percentage on the Tanita.  I’ll be running monthly 5k’s for time, and tracking key CrossFit lifts and tests.  At first I’ll just drop them on the ol’ blog but I’ll be looking at various training tools (Training Peaks, Daily Mile, Buckeye Outdoors etc) to see if one fits most of my needs.


  1. Courtney Livingston

    Hey Greg,

    Sounds like you’ve got some great goals! I actually work for TrainingPeaks and would be more than happy to give you a tour of the software or help you get set up. We’d love to help you on your fitness journey. Shoot me an email if you’d like any help.

    Either way, it’s great to see people taking charge of their health and fitness. Best of luck with everything!


  2. Admin

    Hi Courtney. As it turns out I do have an account on TrainingPeaks through a former triathlon coach. It’s been over a year since I’ve used the site, so I’m planning on spending some time on TP to look at the new features. Thanks for the offer of tour!