WEIGHTLOSS SUCCESS STORY: GreenpinoySaturday, October 30, 2010Traveliztera
While I was on my own weightloss journey, a certain friend of mine was also undergoing his and I am very proud of his outcome!!!
In March of this year, I have decided to make my life better, to look and feel better by becoming a healthier individual. I got to a point where I was getting sick with illnesses that I shouldn’t even be experiencing at my age, where none of my clothes looked good on me anymore and where I was just plain tired and sluggish 90% of the time. Blech.
So from then, I started going to the gym 4 times a week to lift weights and started doing cardio about 5 times a week. I also modified my diet and general lifestyle. From 235lbs, I am now down to 200lbs and counting. My waistline has gone from 40 inches to 34 inches. On the treadmill, I used to run for just 30 seconds and feel like dying afterwards. Now I can run 5 minutes straight and still have breath to live J Yay me!
It’s an understatement to say that I feel good. I feel GREAT now. I am much healthier and I rarely get unnecessary aches and pains due to being unhealthy. Of course I am not stopping here. I am looking to live a more active life, get back into sports and be alive and healthy for the next 40, 50, heck even 60 years!
That’s why when I heard about the Bull Runner Dream Marathon 2011, I decided to give it a try as I know the training that would come with running a marathon will test my strength, will and determination. I have never done any competitive running in my life. I’ve never joined a running event because I’ve been telling myself I cannot run, because I feel so as well. Even with the weight loss, the last time I was able to run for an hour straight was in 2002. I want to change this. And I will change it.
Today I formally started with the marathon training program provided by Coach James Lafferty. I have received the training program from him a few days back and have been emailing him my questions regarding my current body building program and his marathon program (Yes, I’m OCD like this ).
Basically the first 2 weeks will be an introduction to running, which is quite easy and breezy as it involves mostly walking. So this morning I did a 30 minute walk which I will do again one more time this week. On the weekend I will do a long walk of 45 minutes. I know I should enjoy the lightness of the training now as eventually I will be doing 50 minute runs that will progress to more than 3 hours as I go through the whole program, which I will complete in 22 weeks.
I will be posting pictures and videos of this journey. Join me as I document my training from today until marathon day!
Greenpinoy, you are an inspiration to all of the people who are trying to lose weight. As your friend, I am very proud of you (yeah, my parents are the number one listeners of the pride I feel over your success! haha!) Congratulations for being healthier and for having a more awesome lifestyle! Inspire.
|It's GREENPINOY'S LOOKALIKE! JUGS from SHOWTIME & ITCHYWORMS. Greenpinoy also LOVES BATMAN. Haha! Took this from my TV so credits to my tv and ABS-CBN's Showtime. HAHA!|
(BOTTOM PICTURE-FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Kuya Kim, Vhong Navarro, Teddy, Anne Curtis, Vice Ganda, and Jugs)
P.S. Sorry if I haven't been online that much. My week had been pretty busy. :(
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