Weight Loss Journey

Losing weight is tough.  I mLose weight nowean- its really tough.  You have to drastically change the way you are living in order to accomplish your goals.  On June 1, 2013, I decided to get serious about getting back in shape and getting healthy.  In those 7 weeks, I have lost 17 pounds with a total loss of 25 pounds since January 1, 2013.

My goal is to get back to the weight I was at when I graduated college (185 pounds), which would mean losing another 50 pounds.  Its a pretty huge goal but I think it is doable.

Here are a few of the “get healthy” benchmarks I have hit in the last 7 weeks:

  1. On June 1, I couldn’t even run half a mile without stopping to walk.  Now I can run 2 miles without stopping (10 min mile pace)
  2. I went from benching 90 lbs (3 sets of 10) to being able to bench 130 lbs (3 sets of 10)
  3. I went from squatting 90 lbs (3 sets of 12) to squatting 180 lbs (3 sets of 12)
  4. I went from wearing a 40 inch waist to wearing a 36 inch waist

As I walk this journey of weight loss, I thought I would journal some of my experiences here.  I’m one third of the way to my goal- here’s to completing the other two thirds by the end of 2012!

One comment

  1. Nathalie · July 23, 2013

    Truly inspiring Erik! Keep up the great work!

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