Fit in Fifteen

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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.

4 comments

    1. Thanks Bob. I really Truly appreciate that 🙂 It’s going to be tough, but It’s something I have to do to be around for a few more years. I might take you up on that 🙂 – Jeff

  1. Yay you finally mentioned Peanut. I’m so glad that you posted this now you will have more people standing behind you (of course they come behind me because I’ve always been your biggest cheerleader) to help you through getting fit in fifteen. I can’t wait to do this together. We can do anything as long as we do it together. We love you very much. – Your biggest cheerleader and Peanut

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