-How a Realty TV Show saved me life!
|With Cindy Angulo, owner of FlexEx Solutions|
Thank you Cindy for the Aha Belt. I feel lighter already and confident that my workout motions will be on point. Perhaps I can turn this keg into a 6-pack!
The Journey Begins!
My New Years resolution was to lose 52 Pounds in 52 Weeks. I went into this challenge all nonchalantly - taking it like a joke, as if losing weight would be easy. However, at age 41, the task became too hard for me to conquer on my own...
At first I would do one simple workout a week and then mock it by having a beer afterwards. I was still able to drop a pound from doing so, but after about a month or so I fell off pace. I wasn't too worried at this point; I feel behind on my 1000 Hikes, discovering new trails - yet in the end, I did Hike 1000 Different Trails in 1000 Days without ever missing a day of hiking! With this confidence, falling behind my weight goal in the first few months was no big deal, until...
Reality hit when I actually weighed more than my starting weight on January 1st. How could this be?! --Suckered back into my cubical for the long work days in conjunction with over eating, being tired -- and just being darn lazy; I basically gave up, until...
My wife is a Personal Trainer but at this stage in life, I cannot hang with her whatsoever, so why even try? Fortunately, she landed a gig on a TV Show and I will be her client to train! So here we go; over the next 8 months, I have to lose this weight! I need to do this for me, my family, my future grand kids - For Life! I'm tired of being the overweight nuisance to society. Now that the cameras are rolling, I can't let America down! I know, it shouldn't be because of TV, but now that the lights are on; It's On!
***I cannot go into details, at this time, about what the show is called or what the exact circumstances are. However, with this hiking blog, I will help boost my motivation and continue sharing awesome hiking adventures! For me, hiking is a pure passion. At this weight, hiking is truly a struggle and unenjoyable. I suspect that by the time the show airs in the Spring of 2017; I'll be on Cloud 9! We'll be in up to 10 episodes; so get Ready -Set-Go!
As I go through this transformation, I will not be sharing any photos of myself. I have already begun and down some weight. Ha - Look how high I got off the ground! What is this, a 6 inch vertical?! I'm laughing at myself but also very concerned. I can't really run (jog) more than a quarter mile. I fell into obese mode where I need to be in Beast Mode! I'm not the same guy I was, but - let's see what happens...
|Feeling the Pain!|
|Ice Sleeve - What a Relief!|
I've always been prone to injuries, calf pulls, sprained ankles and various annoying pains. To my knowledge, I have never broken anything but I believe I have some tears. I am a stubborn old oaf and I refuse to see the Doctor about things. It's an obvious no-brainer to warm up the blood flow pre-workout and ice off the swelling thereafter. With Ice Sleeve, I can now do that very easily. I can even walk around and work out with it on.
My real goal is to Climb to the 50 Highest Peaks in the 50 States. I have already taken out Whitney and 5 others. Many of these climbs are technically easy while others, especially McKinley, will be a struggle if not deadly! For me, I just wish to enjoy my time on these hikes, to take it all in and share with the world! Losing weight and getting in shape will make this task possible!