It’s time to be a little honest. Ok. A lot honest.
I have some health issues. As I mentioned in my Biography page, I am a Type 2 Diabetic and have a chronic back pain issue. I am also fat. Some have been kind to say I carry it well, but getting down to brass tacks, I’m fat. Obese is probably a better description. Morbidly Obese is probably the best. And of course this issue plays a lot into my other issues.
I have had a problem with my weight ever since College. In the last probably 10 years, I have ballooned up and have over the last 3 years floated between 350 and 420 pounds. I have a hard time breathing, it hurts to walk/stand. I can’t run. I’m just a mess.
So I need to do something. Not just for my shooting, but also to be around for my family. My Wife. My Step Son. And now our Peanut.
Yes. WE are expecting. I haven’t posted anything about it till now to not ginxs it, but we there is going to be a new little shooter later this year in our family. (On a side note, needless to say, my competition activities will be curtailed in June and July when the baby is due 🙂 )
And I need to be around for Peanut.
Also if I want to improve my times and standings in IDPA and steel, I need to get faster and lose some of this weight.
So we talked about it and we need to find a gym. Someplace we can go and work out and get into better shape, that offers us some flexibility and options.
So, we did it. After looking around, taking a couple of tours, talking to our doctors and taking a deep breath and pointing, we joined a Gym. It took careful consideration and thoughtfulness (and mostly what we could afford).
We decided to go with our local YMCA Branch for a few reasons. They have pools of course, but the hours seemed to work in our favor, there are a number of other programs we can take advantage of, and they are close to the house which is convenient.
Since physical fitness and shooting do go hand in hand, yes I will be blogging about my progress in getting fit too. Physical Fitness and training are just 2 sides of the same coin.
So come with me and follow this journey for my family, my self and my shooting as I try to get Fit in Fifteen.