Sunday, April 22, 2018

The Why of My Fitness Journey

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For the last year I’ve been working out regularly. There have been pauses but I’ve mostly been working out at least 5 times a week. It’s gained importance to me, not just because of my fitness group, but because of how it makes me feel.

If you don’t know me, there’s a key fact that influences my fitness journey. My dad had a heart attack at 44. It killed him. I’m 42. And my kids are little and I’d like to see them grow up, graduate HS and college, and get married or succeed in a career that inspires and challenges them.

I’ve always had a little extra weight on my body. But the bigger deal was my cardiac health. I wasn’t working my heart. Now my favorite thing is cardio. I’m not exactly sure how that happened. I have seen a difference in my ability to walk up multiple flights of stairs with greater ease. I can jog along side my son when he run. I’m stronger too. My push ups are better. I can tell my abs are a little more defined. I still have a little extra weight. I need to continue to fine tune my diet. But I’m better than before and I’ll keep getting stronger.

A few quick details; I use Beachbody on Demand (BOD) and work out at home in my family room. I usually work out at 6 am, before my family is awake. I have tried a few different programs with BOD. I like Core de Force, Clean Week, and A Little Obsessed the most. I also use the company’s Shakeology and Energize products on occasion. 

I hope I live a long life. I hope I get the opportunity to experience many different life milestones. And I know greater fitness will remain part of my journey.

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