Saturday, November 14, 2009

Introduction to Jeremy's Fitness Blog

In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired. ~Author Unknown

A little more than a year ago, I smoked regularly (more than a pack a day at my peak), weighed 220 pounds, and, except a few afternoon walks and short bike rides to my job, lived a sedentary life. I felt miserable, had low self-esteem, and felt it was a chore to literally move.

Currently, I am at the lowest weight I've been since high school (150 pounds), I ran a half marathon, and I rode my bike to Denver and back in two days (145 miles round trip). I feel better than at any other time in my life since I was a child.

This blog will be a testament that there are some strategies that work to take weight off, become fit, and improve overall health, but the first things that must change are one's priorities and lifestyle. There simply is no easy fix in the form of a pill or a once a week thirty minute activity. It took me most of my adult lifetime to reach the unhealthy condition I was in; I am lucky it only took one year to change that.

I will detail my journey of how I met my goals, what kept me motivated, and what I have in plan for my future benchmarks. I will try to add a post every day (I wrote a few already, but I did not want to overwhelm anyone right away), and I will document my day's activities. I hope that my experiences will be a motivation to you and will help you reach your goals.


  1. Jeremy...Thank you!! What a great program you started...very motivating!!
    I added it to my Favorites & will be sure to read it daily...

  2. WOW!! What a great blog Jeremy! It is very informative and helpful for others to start their journey to a healthy lifestyle. Positive reinforcement also!
    Even though I am in decent shape, besides my horrible smoking habit, mama and I will visit this blog daily. Proud of you bro!!