So about July of 2011 I had enough with being fat, overweight, obese, out of breath, and just plain tired all of the time. With all of those things working against me I was also very fed up with my current job that I'm still at.
I knew hey no one want's to hire the "FAT GUY." So I took it upon myself to do something about it. I got back on my fitness website that I have used before www.myfitnesspal.com
. I started walking when I could and watching my calorie intake.
I was 268-270lbs on a good day and I am still 5'8" tall. A real porker!
2 weeks after starting this magnificent journey I bought a pair of K2 rollerblades off eBay. By far the best investment I ever made! I've went through 2 pairs of wheels and 3 sets of bearings and put almost 360 miles on my rollerblades alone. I wouldn't have had to replace the bearings the first time but I went out while raining a few times and ruined them.
I also had two weddings to go to. My best man's and my brothers. One in Aug and one in Oct. With my hard work and dedication I lost 15lbs before my brother's wedding in Oct. 2011.
Fast forward to this past spring. I was down 35 lbs and gaining on my goal of 195. That's the magic number where my BMI is no longer considered "Obese
I continued to rollerblade all through the summer until I started working out with my cousin whom likes to run.
I started the C25k plan (couch to 5k) and got all the way upto week 5 where I was running consistent 9 minute miles. Not bad for a fat guy in my opinion. Then that's where my fitness took a turn. My grandfather died in August and I injured my back in Sept lifting a box at work. It took a good month or two before I feel back to my old self. I gained back some weight. I was down to 212 then gained back to 223.
I've tried running again while I still like it I can't get motivated to do it like I was everyday. That's when I thought about cycling. I got my "Wallgoose" from a friend for $50.00 and started cycling and fell in love with the sport. Then recently I have fell on some deals where I've been getting some parts and bikes for free. I'm currently working on a new/used build frame up.
I still rollerblade from time to time and jog ect. I'll probably throw in the blades tomorrow for a change in pace and take my dog out.
Since joining this community I've gotten back down to 215 again in just a month and half. I owe everyone of you a thanks for helping me find another passionate sport to be fit in and putting up with my questions and comments.
Pics / Progress photos below.