So my new habits weren't working.... too many late caffeine filled nights throwing drunks out of bars and heading straight for bed. Somewhere along the way after completing my Ironman I got lazy and felt on top of the world. With a vow to myself to never go above 300lb again I hopped back on it tonight for a late night workout. 3am gym time is the best time.
Everyone makes a compromise and another compromise and sooner or later you wonder where 10lb went. Less than 6 months to go before the 4K and it's time to revamp to 2 a days once again. Nationals in 3 months and Chesapeake Man in 10 months. Back to this blog, back to the salads, back to the gym rat life, and back to the good decisions.
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: