Rewind 7 years, and you would see a healthy man in his early 30’s who was conscious about his diet and exercise routines. A confident Sam with a positive outlook on life.
My wife and I were blessed to find out that we were expecting, but as my wife gained weight during the pregnancy, so did I. That was the beginning of the weight gain that has left me where I am today - 15 pounds overweight. After our son was born, the weight stayed on, I was no longer working out, and the stress from my work as a realtor affected my eating habits. Always grabbing things on the go.
Over the past 5 years, life has just continued to through me curb ball after curb ball. In 2007 when the market took a downturn, the real estate market took its first hit, and down went my business, and 2 years later, the loss of my father. It has taken me until now to get to a point where I am ready to pick up the pieces, and start putting my life back together. I have a beautiful son who is about to turn 6, and a wife that supports me - it’s time for me to start living again, and completing this challenge will give me the kick start I need. It will help me prove to myself that I can achieve it if I put my mind to it, and gain back some of the confidence I left behind 7 years ago!
My Biggest Excuse for not eating well:
Convenience and laziness.
You will rarely see me in the kitchen unless its to grab the cereal box or toast with peanut butter and jelly. Having a 5 year old in a house is tough for me, as I cannot keep my hand out of the cookie jar…..if its in the house, I will eat it. I don’t necessarily like to eat out, but do it out of convenience so I don’t have to cook.
When eating out, I never pick based on nutritional value, but based on what I crave.
One of my challenges with the 84 days is that my wife travels, so I will have to start cooking and keeping myself in check when she is not around. I owe it to myself but also to my son to get some better eating habits as he needs healthy nutrition just as much as I do.
My Biggest Excuse for not working out:
Tomorrow will be just as good a day to start!
Feeling overwhelmed by life. Dealing with depression has been tough over the past 4 years. The feeling of not wanting to do anything, or get out of bed at all. I kept convincing myself that tomorrow will be just as good a day to start as today…..Using every excuse in the book not to take the advise of those around me…telling me that getting up and moving would help me feel better about myself.
What do you want out of this program/What am I hoping to change about my life:
It my sound cliche - but I want my life back….it’s that simple!
Getting healthy, loosing the extra pounds, will allow me to be more active with my son and wife. Not having to worry about running out of breath when we play soccer at the park….not having to worry about what people think when they look at me…..BE CONFIDENT AGAIN!
Are you happy about yourself:
No! I don’t think I have been kidding myself about where I was truly at with myself over the past 4-5 years, but I have not felt like I was ready for the change until now.
When you get out of the shower do you look at yourself in the mirror:
Yes – don’t like what I see
Do you have a boyfriend/Girlfriend
I am married - 13 years this August. My wife has been following the NDO lifestyle for almost a year now, and seing the results and the change in her life style gives me hope that it’s right around the corner for me as well.
Is she overweight:
Not anymore thanks to NDO :)
Are you happy with her:
Yes - She is wonderful wife and mother.
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