Wow, it's been almost exactly one year since I joined Razor Sharp! When I started, I didn't set any specific goals for myself, other than that I was going to make it a point to become a "regular.” It had been far too many years, and far too many extra pounds, since I exercised regularly. With the exception of a brief 3-month stint several years ago, I haven't really done a thing for my own health since college, more than 15 years ago.
The irony is that nine years of medical training to become a surgeon, my young and growing family, and establishing my practice here in Racine kept me focused on the health and well-being of others. Meanwhile, I believed I didn't have the time or energy left to address my own health and fitness. I kept telling myself that “someday” I'd be able to find the time to start exercising again.
“Someday” came last year when the downtown Razor Sharp club opened. Seeing how conveniently located it was between my house and the hospital, I thought I could get creative with my time management to hit the gym on the way to or from work.