Update – Training, Maintaining and Sustaining

The weight I want to maintain is between 175 and 180, this morning’s weigh-in read 184, so we are in a bit heavier than I would like. I took a couple days off which reflects in the scale numbers, but there is a silver lining — my waist size went down and I now fit into my size 32 jeans.
 
So, while the scale report is up, I’m not complaining. Because there are other indicators of good health, wellness and fitness — maintaining daily run of 6 miles, biking at 10, swimming is up to 400 meters, resting heart rate is holding at 56 beats per minute, blood pressure 108/68, pulse ox is at 98, and another is the drop in pants’👖size!!!!!!!
 
The benefits are more than simply weight loss, but probably more importantly, the positive impact on overall health and wellness — I feel like I have aged in reverse and my mind and body and spirit are again 36 years old, not 56.
 
I do want to take a moment to thank my triathlon sponsors.
Mark for the bike.
Ed, of Charney Farms for the swim gear.
Racquel, of Tailored Kneads Massage Therapy, for providing supportive and injury massage therapy.
Dr. Adrienne Zulkoski of Zulkoski Family Chiropractic providing needed chiropractic care.
Mary Ann, Nicole, Jennie, Kim and Shawn who donated via GoFundMe.
You all are making what seems like an impossible endeavor, much more possible.
 
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 —
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.
 
Along the way I 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,
Joe

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