So, I ran my marathon in November and then took the holiday season off. You know all the extra food that Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years? Well, the holiday season is NOT the best time to stop running. Not running… Eating like I’m still running… The holidays…
As you can imagine, I put on some weight. In fact I put on 12 pounds in a very short time period. What really let me know how ridiculous my weight has gotten, was an attempt to put on a suit of armor that I fought in back in 2008. It was too small. Not only was it to small, but it was a good 8 to 10 inches from being able to be fastened closed.
This was a real awakening to me on how much fat I was carrying around. Looking at other runners, with that traditional runners build and looking at my traditional American spare tire… Well let’s call it further encouragement.
Well, I have made several long term lifestyle changes (which is a perfect topic for upcoming posts), which have helped me drop 7 pounds so far. 5 more to Marathon weight and 25 pounds to where I would like to be.
You will hear more about my weight goals and progress!