Thursday, July 31, 2008

One Year of Getting Fit

Yesterday was the anniversary of my first kettlebell workout, and my quest to lose weight and get fit. I had planned on putting up a special page on my website to include some pictures but I just haven't had time. I'm still going to do it as soon as I can get some pictures taken. But in the meantime, I'll say that at this point I'm very happy with the progress I've made; however, at the same time I wish I had done better! If someone had approached me a year ago and told me that in one year I would weigh close to 40 pounds less, and that I'd go from 44 waist size to comfortably fitting in 38s (I can close 36s but they're a little snug), I surely would have said "sign me up." Well that's what I've done and I get comments all the time on how slim I look. But the first 30 pounds came off in three months and since then it's been a series of gains and losses that have left me short of my goal of at least reaching a weight below 190. So I'm going to keep it up and look forward to the day when I can post a picture of fit-looking, 187 pound, 57 year old!

4 comments:

Jason Struck , RKC said...

awesome.

i love reading stuff like this. I have been teaching KBs for 2-3 years now, and it's incredible to have clients very much like you coming back to me now.

awesome.

Jim Purdy said...

You said:
"So I'm going to keep it up and look forward to the day when I can post a picture of fit-looking, 187 pound, 57 year old!"

I love it! I'm a totally out-of-shape 65-year-old, and I need to get serious about some exercises, including walking and this 100-pushups program. Best wishes to you.

SuperDave said...

This is scary Dave..
1 yr anniversary, golfer, name, 100 pushups challenge, what??
Are you sure you are not really me?
LOL
Good luck on the 100 pushups. It's kicking my butt right now..w3d3

Dave Clary said...

Thanks for the comments, folks!

Dave

P.S. Jim, I'm the wimp in the family. Check out my 63 year old wife.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-0SIPhekQ8