Like many people, one of my goals for 2011 is to get a lot healthier. I am officially now participating in fit4good ran by the amazing Stacey Monk (@staceymonk) and Sanjay Patel (@sanjspatel) of Epic Change (and whom I was lucky to meet in November at Epic Thanks Tampa Bay!)
The contest is simple- the one who loses the most weight gets to donate the entire sum of entry fees to the charity of their choice. I’ve chosen The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in the name of my pops who I lost to non-hodgkins lymphoma about 2 years ago.
A few months after his passing I made an attempt to get the in the best shape possible in my entire life, I hired an awesome trainer, and started going to the gym religiously 4-5 days a week. I lost about 40 lbs over 6-7 months and was in the best shape of my life. Then stress hit- I quit my job, finances we’re in turmoil, and fell into bouts of depression (something that very few people knew about). What I worked so hard for was basically lost in a matter of 2-3 months. Ever since then, I’ve tried to get back into health spurts but never could back in the same groove.
Hopefully that all changes this year.
It’s going to be a long month of waking up early and eating the same food repeatedly & having to face off against some tough competition. I’ve done it before and I’m ready to do it again.
Let’s get 2011 started off right!