First Week

My name is Stewart.

I almost can’t believe that I had the courage to sign up for RBL. I knew that I needed to make changes in my life, but had ignored that.

When I got out of the Navy 17 years ago, I was in decent shape. Over the past 17 years, I have sat idly by as my weight has increased to 290 pounds. My clothes are barely fitting and I hate to look at myself in pictures. I have realized that I can’t ignore this any more. I want to change not just for me, but for my daughter as well. I want her to know that I value how she sees me and I want that to be a good picture! I also would like to be able to play volleyball with her without getting winded!

So I have started at the GHS YMCA, and it is awesome. I did two days of cardio last week, and today was my first day on the ActiveTrax workout. Wow, didn’t know those muscles could work like that!!

I am excited for this opportunity, but I know that I can’t do it alone. I pray that God will help me have the strength and energy to complete this. My family is also supporting me, and that means a lot. My wife and daughter came with me on Saturday, which made me very happy. My coworkers are very supportive as well.

I thank Rob and everyone at His Radio for giving us this opportunity. I am excited for all that God is going to do!!

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  1. Hi Stewart! I am not in this competition, but have a friend who is and I am so excited for her and for you! First, let me say THANK YOU for your time of service. My family and I appreciate your commitment. Second, let me say that I also work out at the GHS Y and just recently started back myself….last week. I was so excited to see people in there with the T-shirts on! I came into work and told my friend that I saw some competitors in a class that I took early in the morning. I will be praying for all of you! You deserve a healthy life, don’t ever let the enemy tell you any different. He will try to steal anything he can from you. Don’t let him!! Hang in there!!

    • Erin, thanks so much for those kind and encouraging words. It certainly means a lot and helps. I’m looking forward to the challenge.

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