As you know, son Taylor lives in Iraq and is engaged to marry Beth on May 31, 2014. That doesn’t seem so far off anymore. You might remember they bought this house in August and are already making improvements on it from a distance. Other improvements are happening as well.
Beth is a certified CrossFit trainer and has quite a following there on Sather Air Force Base in Baghdad. Since Taylor is one of those willing recruits to the program, Beth chose CrossFit as the theme for a birthday party for T in late September.
This is the party scene with the birthday boy appropriately attired. The pout is posed; he actually loves attention. Check out the workout Beth planned for the celebration.
Feel free to fill me in on what they’re doing here. 37 somethings…
Six weeks ago Taylor made a bargain with himself to eat a Paleo diet (at least a modified version of it, since they eat whatever is offered in the mess hall) and continue his CrossFit regimen. No cheats.
Six weeks and 30 pounds later, he looks like this!
Beth posted the pictures on Facebook and received many “likes” and comments. One comment from Taylor’s sister expressed some wonder at how much T looks like his dad.
What do you think?
Beth shared those pictures of T with expressed pride in his accomplishment. She graciously refuses the credit. She and I might be the most aware of level of difficulty the eating part was for T. I include myself in this awareness because I’m the one who for all of his growing-up years dealt with his persnickety eating habits.
How many times did the kid fall asleep before he was excused from the table?
And look, he’s just a few bites away from a clean plate.
You probably think I could have lightened up on finishing his meal. But then I wouldn’t have all of these wonderful pictures to laugh at now.