Screen Name: Aech50
Age/Age Range: 24
Family Life: Single and no kids
Occupation: Master's degree student and office manager
Hobbies and Interests: Sports, writing, playing guitar
Favorite Music: Beatles and most other classic rock, punk and ska, acoustic
Favorite Color(s): Green
Favorite Exercise/Workouts: Kettlebell and running
What are your fitness/health goals? I'm looking to drop from my starting weight of 248 to 150lbs. I'm already down to 219 since starting in June of 2010. I'm looking to lose the rest of the weight in 2011
What was the "trigger" or incident that made you decide it was time to lose weight and become more fit? I started to see myself in pictures for the first time as fat. And I started avoiding stairs when I went to class because of the way it made me out of breath, something that hasn't happened before.
What do you struggle with the most on this journey to health? Avoiding fast food because of convenience. Between my job and going to grad school full-time, i'm busy and it's easy to stop and get a fast food burger. I need to be able to make time to prepare myself healthier meals.
What are three things in the area of diet/exercise you need to improve?
1) my lack of cooking skills and busy schedule getting in the way of me eating healthier meals.
2)Exercising or getting moving EVERY Day
3)not succumb to the pleasures of my favorite indulgent foods as much.
What can you not wait to wear when you are at goal weight or size? A two piece swim suit.