Friday, October 29, 2010

Ben's 120 pound journey.

I know I posted it already, but I really can't get enough of it, and seriously what Coldplay song doesn't bring a tear to your eye?

Its just proof of how Incredibly AWESOME Running is, and it doesn't matter who you are, you CAN lose weight, all it takes is a little inspiration.

I know people who are overweight/obese for 20-30-40-50+ years of their life, and for all those years they're unhappy about their size. Even though Ben's video captures 2 years of his life, what Ben has shown and others, it really only took him less than 1 year, 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, to lose a very significant amount of weight..

 If you look at it in the long run, how long is 1 year compared to 50+ years of being overweight? It is a VERY VERY small investment you can make today to Drastically change the REST of your life for the better.

All it takes is just 1 step at a time..

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I found this video from Kara Goucher's blog.

Ben's story is very inspiring. in just 2 years, he lost 120 lbs, finished the Boston Marathon and an Ironman. He overcame his obesity and depression, and now is loving life.

it just took a little inspiration and to take 1 step at a time.


Thursday, October 7, 2010

the ITCH..

It happens to everyone... you miss the gym for a week or more, and then you get ramped up to go back in.. then 10 mins on the treadmill your legs ITCH like crazy... so badly you want to stop.

Don't worry, you're not crazy, and you're not the only one.. (which I used to think)

What happens is when you adopt a more sedentary lifestyle for a week or more, your bodies doesn't need as many or as big of capillaries going to areas of your body (in this case your legs). So your body will shrink them.

But as your start exercising again, your body is Pushing blood and nutrients to your legs which causes those shrunken capillaries to expand = THE ITCH

Expanding Capillaries sound un-sexy.. but its actually a really great thing to have because your body will have more endurance.

Yes the Itching sucks.. and it makes you want to stop, but just keep pushing through it, It will go away after a few sessions showing You that your fitness level has moved from Sedentary = Active!

Now isn't that a good FB post?