This week has been a difficult week training wise as my primary focus has been to remove myself from one residence and into another. As of this week I will officially be living in the rural north Georgia outskirts. This move has many pluses and minus, the biggest of which entails living in a place that is great for cycling and running. I am officially leaving my suburban dwelling and moving to acres of cow and farm land, where the nearest grocery store entails a thirty minute or longer round trip. While its out in the middle of nowhere I love the shaded woods and quiet comfort that oozes from living in this place. Of course moving has truly made training this week difficult, somehow I still managed to get in some decent training.
One of the coolest parts of the experience has been visiting memory lane. Just over two years ago I weighed 365 pounds at my worst and had no intention of changing any part of my lifestyle. A year ago I had gotten down to 320-310 while doing off and on weight training workouts, but never anything permanent.
The day that changed my life involved a doctors visit to check my diabetes. My blood pressure was through the roof and I was informed I would not live much longer on the path I was heading. Everything in my life changed and if you have read this blog for a bit you will know I went from barely believing I could run a 5k to deciding to get in good enough shape to participate in a triathlon and later a season of triathlons.
The greatest thing about moving though for me is finding some of my old clothing, some of which have been tied to specific pictures and memories I have posted here. Following is a quick montage of then and new shots as I rummage through old clothes and memories.
At the beginning of this year I got myself down to 300 pounds and halted. For the last two months I have worked on my nutrition and once again I am loosing weight again. In the past two months I have gone from 302 to roughly 290(on average its closer to 289 but its in progress). I am eager to get moved in and unpacked and to get back to a normal balance of things as I have work to do. Til next time.
- Allatoona Triathlon Week 1 Review (chatterdoesfitness.wordpress.com)
- Tour De Cure Phase In Review (chatterdoesfitness.wordpress.com)