The first few pictures (swipe left) are of me prior to starting my fitness journey in 2013. The last picture is a current one. As one of my current co-workers said after seeing an old picture of me recently, "Wow, you really were quite chunky". Yeah, I might have been chunky but funky but I wasn't fit or healthy either. I was in my early forties. Easily out of breath walking up a flight of stairs. Body aching when I got out bed in the morning. Eating junk. It wasn't going to be a pretty picture in a few years unless I made some changes.
It all started with getting the courage to take that first step. Then walking. Then running. Then getting the courage to run my first 5k. Then my first half marathon. Then my first Peachtree Road Road. Then my first duathlon. And so forth. I was feeling good. No, I was feeling GREAT! I was feeling better and I was in a better, more positive mindset. From where I started to where I am today is the result of COMMITMENT, CONSISTENCY, and HARD WORK........NO GIMMICKS. JUST SWEAT.
Were there doubters? Of course. "Oh this will only last for a few weeks/months and then he be back to his old self"...."It won't last. He'll never keep the weight off". I heard it all. Fast forward seven years and -70 pounds later. How ya like me now? I had support from friends, family, and even strangers who have since become close friends. Even have to admit that I lost some friends during this time. Does this mean my fitness journey has come to an end? By all means no. If anything, my fitness journey is always evolving. Always on the lookout for new things to incorporate in my daily workouts and even helping others in their personal fitness journeys. We only have this one body so you have to make the most of it while you can. Never take it for granted. That’s what’s real.
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