On a positive note, we are now into the next phase, maintain and sustain while continuing to improve overall fitness, health, and well-being.
The weight I want to maintain is between 175 and 180, this morning’s weigh-in read 179, so we are in a good place.
Besides what the scale reports, I also had my best 5 mile run of 1 hour 3 minutes and 26 seconds and my resting heart rate has been averaging 56 beats per minute, down from what is in the 80s last February. The benefits are more than simply weight loss, but probably more importantly, the aforementioned impact on overall health and wellness.
Triathlon training has kicked into the next gear with cycling replacing my morning run, and weight training focusing on the muscles needed for swimming, since I’m not sure if I will get much, if any, actual time in the water prior to the event, but I am going to try and make arrangements.
If you need to conquer something in your life, here is a little something I wrote on social media…
To those who don’t think they can do it —There was a time I didn’t think I could do it.
To those who didn’t think I could do it, including myself — You were wrong, and you will be wrong about so much more.
I dug down deep, shook off the emotional abuse and again believed in myself and was fortunate to have others believe in me.
And learned an important lesson. We must never underestimate ourselves.
It was important for me to realize; I had a choice. As the effort to continue a healthy and fit lifestyle can be great, and at times strenuous, it is much easier than living a life confined, constrained, and contained by the prison cell that was my morbidly obese body.
I want to thank everyone who has helped me along this journey and who have been with me either from day one or have joined in along the way. My gratitude can never be fully expressed because it grows each and every week.
Love and respect for and to all.
Aloha and Mahalo,