I Was Once Fat…What’s Your Story?
By: Kevin Larrabee, CSCS
Some of you have heard my story, but I found some old pictures and I thought it would be a good time to retell it. When I was a freshman in high school I clocked in at just under 210 lbs. I was unhappy. I can home from school and just ate food all day until I went to sleep then the cycle started all over again.
How did I end it? One day something just clicked, I don’t remember exactly what it was but it was something like I ate so much I couldn’t move or there was some hot girl I was interested in who just saw how much I hated the way I looked. That day I began running. I went about a mile. Then a week later I was running two miles. Then a week later I was running three miles, a lap around two beaches that was near my house. I rode my bike everywhere including the 4 miles back and forth to work at a grocery store. Since I was in the produce section I pretty much just ate fruit and a turkey sub during the 8 hour shift. Was it the best “diet?” Of course not, but it got me started. Basketball was also a driving force as I wanted to be a better player for my upcoming JV season.
In three short months I dropped 35 pounds and stepped into school on the first day of my sophomore year with a whole new look and a million times more confidence.
Now, I ask you, how did you get started? Leigh, Jon and I will pick one person’s story on the show and award a FitCast T-shirt! Post your story in the comments section.