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Only few short months until his big day
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Joshua Messersmith has been selected to participate in the Year of You, a fitness challenge hosted by The Manteca Bulletin, CORE Athletic Performance and CalFit Manteca. Messersmith is keeping a weekly journal, highlighting the strides and struggles of his fitness journey. These are his thoughts and feelings shared with you.


Day 148

Another start to another week. It has finally hit me that I am not sleeping enough and my body is telling me this in the worst way. I had a hard time making it to work today and an even harder time staying awake at the beginning of my shift. I got through my day and went to the gym right away where I got in another session with the battle rope workout. A great workout that exhausted the rest of my energy. Once I was done I went home to get a few hours of sleep before heading back to work at 10.

Day 149

I did not have a hard time waking up today because I was already at work. The day went by quick and I hit the gym once I was off. I got in a full body workout, same as I did last week and wanted to finish that as fast as possible so I could be home in time to watch the Warriors game. Somehow I made it through the workout and the game without passing out. Once I was finished watching the game I went straight home where I fell asleep for a deserved night’s sleep.

Day 150

After a good night’s rest I started my day off at CORE. I had a new workout filled with tire flips, jumps and a lot of ab work. It was something new and I loved the way I felt after getting it done. After the gym I went to take my sister home where I ended up taking my youngest brother swimming for about an hour. I was done after that. I returned home and ended up resting and sleeping for the rest of the day.

Day 151

Another day started off at work and then headed straight home to get a short nap in before going to the gym. It was leg day and another good workout set up by Robert. After I was done at the gym I went home to clean up then had to run to the mall to purchase a wedding band for my fiancé. Only a few short months left until the big day. I am excited and nervous that it is coming up so quickly. After that I went back home and called it a day.

Day 152

It is Frisbee Friday. My favorite workout of the week. After the game was complete I again went home to get ready for work where I spent the remainder of my day.

Day 153-154

Another long weekend with back to back 16 hour shifts. I want to wish all the fathers out there a late happy Father’s Day and hope you all had a good one. Thank you for your support throughout this journey.