Great Cause and Great Fitness

September 2, 2011

I received an e-mail this morning from a good friend who is about to do a grueling crossfit challenge for a cause.  Many of you who have read my posts have heard me mention Louis in several posts.  One of which is a challenge to get to 250 (which he is kicking my ass on.)  I would encourage you to donate to a good cause and a great challenge for Louis.  I did and am very happy to do so.  Louis is an inspiration for me, and even though I have been quite on here for a while I am still struggling and his successes keep me thinking that I can get back on this horse and ride it.  Here is the message with the donation information attached:

I am asking all of you for a bit of support.  I appreciate everyone’s support with my weight loss, your encouragement and enthusiasm has provided me motivations during tough periods.  September 24th 2011 at Potomac Crossfit in Arlington, VA I am going to be involved with a charity workout.

The workout is called Fight Gone Bad which is the following:

The following five exercises for one minute each, with a one minute rest between rounds and three total rounds.

  1. Wall-ball: 20 pound ball, 10 ft target. (Reps)
  2. Sumo deadlift high-pull: 75 pounds (Reps)
  3. Box Jump: 20″ box (Reps)
  4. Push-press: 75 pounds (Reps)
  5. Row: calories (Calories)

I am trying to raise $2,000.00 by the 17th.

I got into the game late because I wasn’t sure if I was able to do this particular workout, but after a nice e-mail nudge from George Wahl, I am going to do it.  George pointed out to me that fear was standing in my way, and that fear i something we can overcome, and ultimately should work to overcome.  I no longer want to feel that type of paralyzing fear, that fear is what kept me encumbered with a protective coating of 300 excess pounds.

Here is an excerpt of what George wrote to me:

“Fear sucks. Fear is the reason people clam up. Fear is the reason why people don’t make decisions and fear too often than not dictates our lives and limitations. Don’t give into the fear. Yes, it’s a line from a cheesy Keanu Reeves film but it’s also very true: “Fear causes hestitation, and hesitation will cause your worse fears to come true.”

I’m deathly afraid of heights (probably because I’m a midget), or more approriately I’m afraid of falling from them. I can’t even be in a glass elevator in a hotel and look out into the hotel while the elevator goes up. It scares the balls off of me. Six feet up in a ladder and I’m done. A couple weeks ago, I was doing some yard work. I have two tress in the back of my house that overhand and do nothing but clog up the gutters and are a general pain in the ass. The only way to get to the branches is from the roof (I have a ranch style house). No big deal, right? 15 feet off the ground…no big deal. I stood on the ladder for about 45 minutes at the gutter line. It took me another 10 just to put one foot on the roof. I’d go foot on, foot off for another half hour or so. Then I’d go 80% on the roof, 20% on the ladder. It took me about 2 hours, but I finally did make it onto the roof. When I got there, it wasn’t so bad. Not that I was doing cartwheels and back-flips up there, but I got to the ridgeline and got what I needed done. No, I didn’t conquer the world, but it helped me gain a little victory in overcoming my fear.

Point is, ultimately you have to face your fears or they will hold you back from what your end goals are. If you say no to FGB, it because easier to say no to other things and give into the fear.”

Please find it in your hearts to make a small contribution of $20.  All the proceeds will go towards three charities:

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation

Camp Patriot

The Crossfit Foundation

I appreciate all of your support, and this would go a long way to help push me through the next level.  One day soon I will be 250 lbs, then I’ll be 200 lbs, and then my goal weight.

My contribution page is here.

Thanks in advance.

Louis Kim

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  • 1. Louis Kim  |  September 2, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Thanks dwayne for your help.



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