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:
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Weight Training Day 2
Was a lot of fun, more yoga than I would have expected but it was definitely worth it. I found out what I already knew which is my lower body is much stronger than my upper body. I maxed out the machine leg press at 400 lb with 3 sets but my upper body needs some serious work :). If being really really fat gave me one thing besides some serious call of duty skills than it was also the fact that my legs are jacked :). Just need to work on everything above the waist. Legs are still feeling it from the 3.5 hours of workouts yesterday so I didn't run today. Morning run starts in the morning. Goodnight world.