Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Almost Been A Year

Well its been a while so i figured i would give an update. I am weighing in at 200lbs even as of today and im happy with that concidering i went up to 210 after wedding season but I am back on track now. In other news I made it into paramedic school and i am really excited about that. I got in and got the money together but now im just waiting to see how work can adjust my shift for the next year. It will be a long hard journey but it will be worth it in the end putting me one step closer(the biggest step) to my dream of being a firefighter. I also only did 1 5K this year and it was the cougar 5K at SXU not because i didnt want to do more but with paying off bills and trying to save up for medic school the entry fee's start to add up. But for next year I would like to do a few more as well as even train for the chicago half marathon. Well thats all i got for now but i will update again soon .

Saturday, July 11, 2009

7 months in

Well lets see here now...... I am 7 months into my total me makeover and i am still going very well. I have cut back alot on the calorie counting to try and keep things normal and just watch what i eat but i have to admit when you dont have to look at the calories everday i find myself cheating alot more than i want. The other thing is im at the gym alot now and i feel great about that. I am still at 195lbs and i would love to get down to that 185-190 mark by the time one year rolls around but i am very happy with my fitness goals. I regularly go on 5 mile runs now and i can keep a steady pace of 10 min miles while doing it ad i have also gotten to the point where i can do pull-ups. 5 to be exact and that is something else i have never been able to do. well i hope to keep moving right along and will keep everyone updated.

Monday, May 25, 2009


Well happy memorial day to all and I just wanted to say that today was a great day for me. Even though i wasnt able to run in the ridge run 5K today I still went out on a run of my own. I was able to run for an hour straight for about 6 miles. I couldnt belive it I kinda felt like forest gump and i just started running and didnt want to stop. The working out has been going well too. I feel like all the pieces are comming together. I have even been looking into the idea of trying to run in the Chicago triathalon next year. I love my new lifestyle and even though this all started with a goal to swim accross lake geneva and we all kindda went off track a little but im thinking if i can train and finish the chicago tri then my next goal would be to do the bigfoot beach tri in lake geneva. Well to all my comrades good luck and i hope to hear from you guys and see how everone is doing.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

the next phase begins

Well I am down to 195 now and I am soooo happy. I feel great and I am super proud of myself. Now that I am done with school I can begin the next phase and that is going to the gym to work on my body and overall physical ability. I have lost the weight but havent had much time to go to the gym so I get to start that and hopefully I will be able to get myself into the shape I want to be in. my first 5k is coming up and then hopefully to bigger and better things for next year.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

getting closer

well i steped on the scale last thursday and i couldnt belive it, i finally broke the 200lbs mark. i weighed in at 198 . i feel fantastic. i am in the best shape of my life and am so happy. on other notes only 2 weeks left of emt school then a much needed summer and then hopefully i get into paramedic school and am able to make the next step in my life.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Almost there

Well it has been a little over 4 months since I basically started my life over and I feel amazing. I have lost 60 lbs so for and only need a few more to go til I reach my goal. I also have been 5 months without a drink or a smoke. I feel like a new better person than I was before. I am in the best shape of my life and its only going to get better. I am still training for my first 5k which I am changing and it will prolly be the run to remember. Over all my endurance is great and I don't think the 5k will be a problem. On other notes I am almost done with EMT school and I am still #1 in my class. I sit for my state licensing test in june. Also hopefully I will be going to get my instructor cert in first aid first responder and cpr aed. And if everything goes acording to plans I will be starting paramedic school in august. Besides that I am going to be getting on as a paid on call firefighter for merrionette park once I finish with emt school. Just one more step in a long journey. But I'm on the right track now and when I get done with medic school I will be 2/3 of the way to getting my A.A.S. Degree. Then I will be able to go back to school to study fire science and nursing. Well besides all of that I almost have all my debt paid off and hopefully I will be getting an apartment with my girlfriend around jan of next year. Well I will keep in touch and good luck to everyone else. I hope your progress is going well.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I Really Can't Belive It

Well I feel great and I never thought I would be able to get to where I am today but with more motivation and determination then I ever thought I had I have been able to find the will power to become a different and better person than I was before. As of today I am down to 206 lbs from the 260 I was at when I started my journey 3 months ago. I feel like a new person. A more confident healthier more motivated person. The only thing I wish is that I could go to the gym more often but with work and school it has been hard to get there but I am still getting into better shape. Anyway I just thought I would update. Hope everyone else is doing well and hope to hear from you guys.