Name : Rob Nestle
Age : 39
Cast : Sale
Hometown : Fort Gratiot, Michigan
: 256 pounds
Final weight : 197 pounds
Current time : 1 year
I had no movement in my life. My heaviest weight rose to 256 pounds. I was in the routine for too much work, and I did not make the best decisions with my eating habits.
But I did not realize it until my wife persuaded me to schedule a doctor's appointment in late 201
As it is nearing New Year's Day, I set the date for starting my workout on that first day of 2018. I did not think it was too much to set my goal for my weight loss for the year in 60 pounds, which was five pounds in the year Month, that sounds feasible, so I tried.
I found that running, I chose the race because I could wake it up and get out of the house, I wanted to get up and go while I still had time to send my children to school and prepare for work, fortunately I have an elliptical machine at home in rain or snow.
When I started to run I would shoot for two miles each. This was in the range of 9 to 9: 30 minutes per mile. I asked myself early on whether I made the right decision. These early runs caused a lot of pain. Finding the right shoes helped a lot, and eventually the attitude was changed from zero to three or four times a week. Trust me when I say that you should take it slow at first because you will feel sore.
The more I trained, the faster I got. Faster than expected, my miles fell. In March, I earned a tremendous confidence boost when I placed third in my age group with 5 km. Plus, my goal of 60 pounds for the year was on track.
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To get there, I also made changes to what I ate. I do not know if these are "diets" than watching what I have consumed. I love the saying: "Everything in moderation". I chose to drink only Michelob Ultra and occasionally craft beer. At dinner, I now choose a salad instead of cheeseburger and fries, but that was the extent of the diet.
My progress throughout the year has been quite amazing. I've slowly increased my pace to about seven minutes a mile, which is much faster than my original 7:30 target. As for weight loss, when I weighed myself a week before the end of the year, I weighed 197 pounds, which is a modest pound of my goal is the best physical shape of my life. That means a lot of an athlete who spent most of his life playing football, basketball and baseball or softball. I have not had heartburn for 11 months. Even sleeping has never been better. I used to snort, but not anymore, and overall, I feel better and better with myself.
My first year has been eventful and hopefully 2019 and beyond will be just as good. My current goal is to qualify for Boston. I love this city after working in the beer business for 20 years. I won some travel there through Samuel Adams. Would not it be cool to make a marathon in your favorite city? No matter what happens, while walking I know that the future looks bright. After all the hard work I've done, I've come too far to get back to where I was.