Hello, folks. My Great Idea covers all types of things. This week I want to talk to you about your health. On February 11, 2009, I tipped the scales at 213 pounds; I tell people that and they don’t believe it. When people guess my weight, they are normally off by more than 20 pounds; I’m not sure if they’re just being nice or they need to get their eyes checked. 😉 Anyway, I had continued to work out, just not hard enough, and my love of donuts with my son had caught up to me. I was disgusted to see that I weighed that much. Motivated by the fact that I have no business weighing 213 pounds and by the fact that I take pride in my fitness, I began to work out more vigorously and watch closely what I was eating. I have some good news, I am down to 200, which is where I need to be and I am going to see if I can lose 5 more pounds in the next couple of months.
I’m not an expert on fitness; my friend Joe Owens is. He has taught me a lot about eating right and working out. This week, I’m hoping to motivate some of you who have let your health go to do something to help yourself. It all starts with eating right and here’s an excellent article from The Wall Street Journal that highlights many of the things I have learned from my buddy Joe.
And, just so you can see I really do work out, here’s a photo of Joe and me at our 6:00 am workout in my basement. I took the photo with the timer on the camera, as I’m the only one up at that hour in my house, so please excuse the quality!
I hope to talk to you in the next couple months as a sub 200 man for the first time in 5 years!