So my sister Jen had her 20th birthday today. Yay!!! Jen is no longer a teenager, damn time flies. We all went out to Texas Roadhouse and indulged in the wonderful calorie hoarding food they had there. You have to enjoy life sometimes, and I was really good this week in terms of food and workouts so I enjoyed myself with a beer and a full rack of ribs. Truly "fall off the bone ribs" like they were advertised. Home for cupcakes and dessert, my stomach is now more full than it's been in a while. It's not a good feeling, I enjoyed the food of course but, now a days I regret it even more when I indulge. It really hurts me later on in the night, I have less energy, I am sluggish. I don't know how I went so many years overeating. But, one day doesn't kill anyone. Just remember it all adds up so if you eat a little more than you wanted one night, pick it up the next day with the workout and jump right back on the saddle. ^_^. Swim and Bike tomorrow I think, it shall be a good day,.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEN!!!
I used to weigh 375 lb. Mid July 2010 my grandfather passed away from complications with diabetes. I saw first hand what I was going towards. It was not pretty. In August of the same year I began this journey to lose weight and become more fit. Many don't know this but at first it was a journey to try and play College Football. (I know a long shot) Over the months of running and gym workouts I found a love for running and cycling. I combined that love and did my first Triathlon in June 2011. With that I pushed to see what the limit was. I have run more races than I can count, 5k's, half marathons, marathons, and Ironman Arizona. Doors have opened in my life that I never thought possible. Moving back to Maryland I trained as an EMT/Firefighter along with becoming a terp at UMD. There I joined the Maryland Triathlon team GO TERPS!! In the Summer of 2014 I will be joining others on a bike ride called the 4K for Cancer from Baltimore to San Francisco to help raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund For Young Adults. Today I weigh 245 lb and life is good. This is my journey: