My weight peaked when I was a Junior in high school around 315 pounds. Football coaches suggested that I lose some weight to be faster for the next season, and I dropped about 40 pounds just by keeping a food log / portion control. I was right at 250 when I graduated HS.
Fast forward 4 years to Junior year of college, and I had managed to gain a few more pounds and remain stagnant at 260. A friend got me into running, and I felt like losing more weight would be a good thing for my health (and confidence). Kept with the running thing, which has helped me get below 200, something that I haven't seen since elementary school. 2 half-marathons and 2 full marathons under my belt, and I'm ready for more!
I enjoy distance running and strength training.
TL;DR - Was fat, then I ran, not as fat now
Why I want to get in shape
To show others that it's not that difficult, and can actually be fun and rewarding
- Not be fat again
- Being healthy
- 6-pack abs are on my bucket list
- My family
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