My name is Andy, and this is my story. I started out to lose weight and get fit because I was fed up and needed to make a change in my life. I found myself horribly overweight and out of shape, and realized that my daughter and wife deserved better than that from me. So, as a 330 pound man, I decided to try the impossible and start running. (Well, walking and running. A LOT more walking than running at first and then slowly worked my way up.) That, coupled with watching what I eat by counting calories has helped me to lose 130+ pounds, get myself back into shape, and completely change my life. (that’s the quick and dirty version of my story, anyway; if you want to take a look at a much more complete and detailed version, check out my very first post and introduction HERE)
I started this blog in the very beginning to keep myself accountable and honest throughout the entire process. I trained for and completed 2 (Two!?!?) half marathons in the fall of 2012, am now slowly pushing forward, continuing the distance running and taking the new challenge of triathlons next year…and documenting my progress every step of the way.
I’m proud to share my story with you and hopefully it can inspire some more people out there to try, because it can be done!
Don’t be a stranger- I’m definitely here to support any and everybody who is looking to try to do the same in any way I can, after all: We’re all in this together.