Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hi everybody, my name is Darren and I just began my journey today (after a half hour looking for my sneakers).  I'm happy that I was able to complete my first step to competing in a 5k run in June.  

I'm here because I went on a ski trip a few weeks ago and struggled mightily on the slopes.  My legs were toast after only a few trips down the mountain.  I realized that walking about 8000 steps a day with zero high intensity training wasn't enough to keep me at a fitness level that allows me to do many of the things that I enjoy.  

One of my goals for this program is to successfully complete an informal 5k run for flag day that a group of my friends organize and an official one in July. Last year I attended the both events but did not participate in either.  

This is part of a larger goal for myself that is to lose 40lbs and get under 200.  I am a 5'10" man and have struggled with weight since I stopped playing sports in college.  I have successfully changed my eating habits to the point where I don't consider it being on a "diet," it's now just the way I choose to eat.  It's by no means perfect but it's working.  I have lost 10lbs already and look forward to losing the next 10 and then the next 10 and so on.

Hopefully with some effort and support in places like this, I can create a new good habit of staying physically active that will help me achieve my health and fitness goals.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...