Note: About Men Radio member Richard Rodriguez wrote this a month ago as we prepared our AMR Fitness Challenge. We’re encouraging all men to do what they can to get themselves in better shape. Here is Rich’s first installment:
It is July 1st and I have determined this to be the start of my entry into the AMR Fitness Challenge: Six months, lose 30 pounds and start regular exercise.
I am using the Lose It app to track my calories and exercise.
I ended my old job, which I had used as an excuse and crutch for my lack of exercise and healthy habits for the past two years.
When I had lost my job at the end of 2011, I used that time at home to be healthier and actually walked regularly and monitored my calories with the Lose It app.
I lost weight, felt better and even ran my first and only 5K.
Then I thankfully went back to work but my healthy ways went out the window.
I was driving four hours a day, gone all day, under stress at the job, and by the time I got home I was exhausted and defeated.
I didn’t want to do anything.
I probably gained 20-30 pounds and erased all the progress I made before.
I began a new job on July 5th with a shorter commute, and will have more time for my family and for taking care of myself and becoming more healthy.
I took a painful picture this morning and weighed in. I hope to begin a transformation and have a great improvement by the end of 2016.
With the help and encouragement of the AMR crew, I hope all of us can reach our goals.