One day, I took my 325 pound couch potato self to Disneyland for a vacation. It was around Christmas time in 2009 and I wanted to show the family a good time. Then, the unthinkable happened. My world came crashing down as I was kicked off of a ride in front of everyone because I was too big to fit in the seat. It was humiliating, embarrassing and unexpected. But, it changed my life.

I realized that my life needed to change. I also realized that I have missed out on so much in my own life because I never took control of my health. I missed out on serving in the military because I was too big, I missed becoming a police officer because I was too out of shape, and I missed achieving some of the dreams in my life.

Not any more. I threw away the fear of failure and dared to do something impossible. In one year, I lost over 100 pounds and did something that I never thought I could do – I ran a marathon. I achieved the impossible and it was the most amazing thing ever.

The next year, I traveled the country, seeing new cities 26.2 miles at a time on a marathon tour, all while training for the impossible - the title of IRONMAN!

On June 24, 2012, I crossed the Ironman finish line in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, listening to Mike Reilly announce me as an Ironman, after a long day and 140.6 miles.

I am continuing on my journey, getting through the ups and downs of maintaining a new, fit lifestyle. Life is good, and I want to live it to the fullest.

This blog celebrates our ability to achieve things that seem impossible.


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Tired of seeing the same numbers

I'm getting really sick and tired of seeing the same numbers on the scale day after day after day. I weigh 255, a high weight. Yes, I have lost 70 pounds, but I have a lot more to lose. I am eating right, exercising regularly, and putting in some hard labor outside. Why can't I get below this number?

I was really hopeful that this morning would put me down a little and finally break that plateau that I have been stuck at, but that wasn't the case. These numbers better move soon, I am really getting pissed off.

I'm going for a 5K run this morning, part of my training schedule getting ready for the half marathon in November. Every Sunday morning I am going to run increasingly longer distances training for the big run. This is the start of the training so I am just doing 5K. I'll be up to double that in about 6 weeks.

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