Hello world!

Hello, everyone. There are so many crazy options as to what to do with this site that I honestly feel a little overwhelmed right now, but over the next few weeks I plan to browse it and see what can be done with it. Sometimes what confuses me about the first blog is where to start, considering most people who read this won’t know me. My bio provides a little bit of info about me,  and the two most important things to be found in it are about wing chun and working out.

I first started with wing chun in early 1995, and I was one of the most dedicated students there…until about 1997. Back then I was also attending SUNY at Albany, and the workload got too heavy for me to keep pursuing wing chun. My attendance at the school was spotty from that point on, and it continues to be so even now because I work at a job where my hours run until 8:30pm (well past class time). However, I have decided to not let a silly thing like work stop me: every two weeks I use some vacation time to attend class. Sifu Russell Cichon (to be called just Sifu from now on) was surprised at how much of my training had been retained. This is the pattern I will follow until my work hours change, at which point I hope to go at least twice a week. GOAL NUMBER ONE: I want to be able to open my own school someday.

Then there is the Team Beach Body thing. I heard about this through the guy who became my coach/upline, Dave Rydelnik. He introduced me to Tony Horton’s DVD series “Ten Minute Trainer,” a video that totally does away with the excuse of “not having the time to work out.” Now I have registered as a Coach, and it is a great time to do because they have waived the usual $40 registration fee until December 31, 2010. GOAL NUMBER TWO: Build a team of Coaches and open a gym.

I know this is a long blog, so I am going to cut it short now. More on how my two goals relate to each other later. Also, I will be providing links to Team Beach Body videos…when I figure out how.


About Steve Grogan

I am 40 years old, divorced, and a father of four kids. I am a practitioner of a self-defense system called wing chun kung fu. My other hobbies include writing, playing guitar, reading, watching movies, and listening to music. Recently I have gotten back into fitness, and this time I am DETERMINED to get the washboard abs...whether my metabolism will cooperate with me or not! The purpose of this blog is to write not only about my hobbies, but also about whatever crosses my mind, whether it is something I don't understand or something that aggravates me. So join me as I indulge my tendency to think too much about topics that don't usually cross anyone else's mind!
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