Tyler Robbins Fitness

B.Sc. Biochemistry, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT/CF-L3), USA Weightlifting Level 1

My Birthday Challenge

I have decided that I want to do a birthday challenge this year. Well, not exactly. I actually decided that I wanted to do a birthday challenge a few years ago, but never built up enough motivation/desire to do so. So what exactly is a birthday challenge you ask? Here is what birthdaychallenge.com has to say about it, and since they sum it up quite well, I figure there is no point re-phrasing what they have already phrased so well:

Inspired by Jack LaLanne, a birthday challenge is essentially a goal, generally in the form of physical achievement, to make your birthday more memorable than the last. Usually the number of your years lends itself to the base of your challenge. For example, on his 70th birthday Jack LaLanne towed 70 boats carrying 70 of his friends across Long Beach Harbor (about 3 miles), handcuffed and shackled.

On November 25th 2011, I will be turning the ripe old age of 27 years old. I can't actually believe I am nearing 30 so quickly. I guess that is part of my motivation to do this challenge, because I want to make this birthday more memorable than last year's, and hopefully I can continue this on as an annual tradition!

The other motivational tool for me here is the fact that my first born child (boy) is expected on December 28th of this year, and even though I have spent the last few years changing my lifestyle to be as fit and healthy as possible, I hope that this annual challenge can also motivate and inspire my son to lead a healthy lifestyle as well!

I am currently in the planning stage, trying to figure out some physical feats and accomplishments that I will be able to train for and accomplish, but that will still be a challenge for me as well considering it IS a birthday challenge after all!

Stay tuned to my blog for more details as I will keep you updated on my training progress, etc. Oh, and I also plan on video recording my training and the challenge itself so that I can hopefully inspire some of YOU out there as well!

-Tyler Robbins