Hello everyone, this is the inaugural post for QuicktoFit.com! I started this blog as a way to keep myself accountable for my fitness life, in a similar way that my other blog, BibleMoneyMatters.com has helped me to remain accountable in my personal financial life. Blogging about the subject means that I have to think about it, and the fact that I’m writing about my progress means that I’ll be embarrassed when I backslide or don’t follow through with my exercise plan.
So with that said, I’ll start out by giving a quick rundown of my personal fitness level, where I’ve been, and where I hope to be.
I am 32 years old, 6’4″, and at my heaviest last year I weighed 255 pounds. I was overweight, but because I’m so tall I was able to distribute the weight well enough that I didn’t look as overweight as I was. When I mentioned to others that I wanted to lose some weight they would say things like “Oh, you don’t need to lose weight, you don’t look that heavy!”, or “You DON’T need to lose weight, I do!”. I wasn’t happy with my personal fitness level, and knew I needed to make a change – no matter what other people told me.
The final straw that really got me going on a fitness regime was when I was driving home from work one day, and every time I hit a bump in the road, I could feel my fat jiggling. That was just gross, and I knew this needed to be fixed.
A few years previous I had lost 10-15 pounds using the Body For Life system, and I knew it worked well for me. It was also a plan I knew I could stick to, so I started doing the plan in February. I began exercising 6 days a week by lifting weights 3 days a week, and doing aerobic exercise (interval training) 3 days a week. I also began eating healthier, 6 times a day. Over about 4-5 months I lost 40 pounds through the program. I was down to 215 pounds, and was feeling more fit than I had in years.
Over the last 6-8 months since then I have let my exercise and eating regime slip. It’s been a tough 6 months where my wife almost died from a complete leg blood clot, and we had a death in the family. I just haven’t been motivated to work out or eat well. In fact, when my wife was in the hospital for a month, I ate at Mcdonald’s almost every day, and probably gained 5-10 pounds that month alone.
Well, this past week I realized that I had gained 20 pounds back of the 40 I had lost, and knew I needed to stop the bleeding before I gained it all back. It is time to get back on wagon, and lose the remaining 35 pounds to get to my goal weight of 200 pounds.
So here we are. I’m currently at about 235 pounds, and ready to start back on a weight loss plan. Time to start. Here we go. Join with me, and we can all go from slow to fat, to quick to fit!