It all started with a Picture – Or How I Gained Muscle and Lost Weight

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I have never paid attention to my weight growing up and I always thought that I was skinny. I saw the picture above and I thought, wow, I have a belly. It wasn’t much of a belly, but I was definitely overweight. I wasn’t exercising much during this time and I was drinking a lot of soda and sugary drinks up until this point in my life. This was around the year 2010 that I first noticed it and started to do something about it.

At this time is when nike came out with the running tracker, So I thought, hey I am going to start running. So I went to the apple store and bought the thing that you put into your shoe and went out for a run. I had never ran in my life, I had never willingly exercised in my life either. This was a new world for me!

So im out running and I am not really paying attention and I step into a planter and twist my ankle. I come home two minutes later and erin asks, I thought that you were going to go for a run. That was my first running experience, And I thought it was my last, I had given up on running thinking that my ankle would never let me run.

So I started to think about it, running is good for the heart, and it is good for the lungs, and most importantly, it is good to be able to run away from zombies (for the record I don’t think that there is going to be a zombie apocalypse, but it is a fun reason to exercise). I have always had weak ankles and I left it at that, never thinking that I could fix my body. But that kept on my mind for a while, And I googled how to strengthen your ankles. One of the two exercises that I saw was to just stand on one ankle when you brush your teeth, And the other was lifting dumbbells with one foot. I started doing both of these things religiously.

This was the start of me working out. This is the first part of me.