Posts tagged The Knife Challenge


One of my goals throughout this project is to workout at least five times a week. That seems like a lot but I count stuff like taking my dog for a jog as a workout. As long as it gets my heart rate up for a sustained period of time.

So far, I’m eight days into the project and I’ve gotten in four workouts. 50/50 isn’t bad but I really fell off the wagon Sunday.

I slept in ’till 11, got up and got dressed for a run with my dog, stepped outside and immediately retreated into my house. It was SUPER windy and I knew a run was going to be cold and unpleasant.

Instead, I sat around my house in my running clothes and played XBox and ate pizza all day. No joke, I ate an entire Papa Murphy’s family-sized pizza over the course of about 10-12 hours. It was a cowboy pizza. I had the meat sweats.

PLUS I didn’t get in a workout. So I pretty much felt like a POS.

On the upside I did DOMINATE the new Call of Duty. It was a pretty good day as far as video gaming goes…

*Note to self: Lay off the video games.

Getting Started

I am 26, 6’3 and weigh 276 lbs.

I have 33% body fat.

Between 16-22 is healthy for a guy my size.

Obviously, it’s time for a change.

My name is Dominick Bonny and for the next three months I am going to be doing personal training at The Inner Circle Gym in Wenatchee, Washington. This will be my account of that fitness journey.

We’re calling it “The Knife” because not only is it about getting cut – it’s about cutting things out. Cutting junk habits, junk food, junk friends…

It’s about gaining balance. A balance between fitness, nutrition and mental sharpness.

As a former high school and college athlete I yearn for the physical prowess and the intense focus I once had. Also, as the son of a fat man (sorry dad) I also fear an early death – especially since my grandfather died of heart failure while still in his 50s.

So I came to The Inner Circle because trainers/owners Adam and Cathy have a reputation locally for being the best at what they do, which is help people get functionally fit and develop habits to stay that way.

We created this project in the hopes that it will inspire as well as illustrate the fact that anyone can get back in the game. So I hope that’s what it achieves because otherwise I’ll have embarrassed myself for nothing…