WEll what can I say 12 weeks has come and gone. We finish RBL this week with a 5k run. I have come along way as I am sure many others have also. I have lost weight and have made major changes in my life. I eat healthier. You know whats interesting? I have not had french fries or a burger in a year (well in this year.lol). My wife is about to have weight surgery in June so what I learned about healthy eating will be passed among my family. My biggest thing I now do is eat breakfast. As many will tell you this was a hard thing for me. See I thought if I starved I would lose weight. Little did I know that food is energy and you need it to go. Well, I know 1st hand this is true now. As I get ready for this 5k I know my family will not be able to be there to support me on the run due to health issues or living far away. But that’s fine because I know my father will be in heaven cheering me on. I never got to run with my dad but this Saturday I will. Throughout this entire thing, I was my toughest critic. The voices in my head told me I would not be able to do it. Workouts where rough. I did not think it would work for me. But wow I have done a lot in my 12 weeks. I may not win the award for coming in 1st place or for even losing the most weight. I will win my own personal award for making a life change and sticking with it for 12 weeks and plans to continue it. My body is a gift from God and the best way to show my appreciation to him is to respect it and treat it right. I will truly miss my Saturdays with Leslie and Erika and the rest of the group. I hope we will continue to stay in contact, after all, I need the encouragement as I am sure others do also.
I want to give a special thank you to Rob Demsey from HIS RADIO 89.3fm. To hear his story on opening night was a big part of me sticking to it. Little did he know that the opening night I wanted to leave the auditorium and almost did but his story changed my mind. So, Rob, I am not sure if you will ever read this but Thank you, sir. Please do not stop RBL it saves lives. Leslie and Erika thank you and the YMCA for opening your doors to us like you did I learned so much about nutrition and working out, lessons that I will carry with me. This has truly been a life-changing experience.
To the glory goes GOD and I thank him for this.
Dad Sunday I run for us. The run we never got to do together. I miss you.