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!