WHY do I workout the way I do???

I have been asked this question by a few people lately.  Some worry that I am going to get too “big”.  Some worry that I will look “manly”.  Some just simply don’t understand that lifting heavy and HIIT training is the BEST WAY to get lean!  PERIOD!  Now realize, that right now I am training for a marathon, and that is a bit of a different animal, and the long runs are important for “sports-specific” training, but when I am NOT in training, I do not run LONG miles everyday.  In fact, just the opposite!  I am trying to build strong lean muscle.  That is my intention.  Do I LIKE having big biceps???  YES!  Do I WANT defined abs???  OMG!  More than I can express!  Do I expect ANY of it to come overnight? NO!  I work hard because it is what I want AND I enjoy it!  I have lived most of my life as an obese slug!  I hate to put it that way, but that pretty much sums it up.  I was unhealthy, was pre-diabetic, had high BP, AND had the excuse of a lumbar spinal fusion to help me justify keeping my bum on the couch!  Well NO MORE!

I was talking to my trusted friend Carrie Kimber last week, and she informed me of a recent statistic that she had read that stated that 95% of all obese people who lose a large amount of weight, gain it all back.  And it usually brings friends.  I WILL NOT BE A STATISTIC AGAIN!  So if you see me at the Kroc Center working so hard that I am drenched in sweat….Remember that sweat is Fat crying because I am chasing it away!

HARD WORK!  DEDICATION!  DETERMINATION!  AND THE SHEER WILL TO BE BETTER!

2 thoughts on “WHY do I workout the way I do???

  1. Inspiring, as always. I look at you and see that you were once where I am now, and I will be where you are soon. You are helping me to see my road ahead and I’m eager for it.

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