Yeah….I’m a Fat Ass.
The terminology isn’t political correct. My intention is not to ‘fat shame’ anyone here with my post. Alas, I am a Fat Ass! But I’ve finally decided to do something about it for many reasons.
Firstly, I need to be healthy for my family. I’m tired of being tired and sick of being sick. Getting fit is overdue for someone who still thinks he should be playing soccer and hockey and the like. But it is clear, I can’t do what I once was able to do. For a while, I accepted this as ‘just the way it is….
But Fuck That!
Secondly, I used to be a hyperbaric wound care nurse. I spent an a lot of time with people who suffered and struggled with diabetes. I treated these people daily, sometimes successfully and sometimes unsuccessfully. I saw the devastating effects of diabetes. I observed other health problems related to obesity and the effect it had on people’s lives. And I’ve been feeling a little bit like a hypocrite.
Thirdly, I’m an entrepreneur. I’ve started businesses and launched projects. I don’t see that slowing down anytime soon. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I realized I need to do something about my health and fitness. If I am going to execute in business for what time I have left here on this planet, I have to do it a bit more effectively. That starts with my health.
I admit that I’ve been encouraged by the extraordinary results of someone I admire. Chris Winters has experienced extraordinary results with his health and lifestyle, through intermittent fasting. I’ve been listening and learning more about what Chris says about intermittent fasting. Its become quite compelling based on the science and his results! The supporting documentation and studies clearly show the benefits of intermittent fasting. the benefits may or may not be so obvious. More on that later. In the meantime, I’ve been ‘testing the waters’ of intermittent fasting. The results have been stunning.
I have not completely committed to intermittent fasting. I wanted to see how I might tolerate ‘not eating for 18 hours’. To my surprise, I’ve done pretty good. My testing has been unscientific but I have noticed my tolerance was adequate. I was able to drop some ‘weight’ and do feel a bit better after my little test. But now its time to get serious.
I’ve decided to get some help. Western Berks Physical Therapy, have generously offered to track my progress. The owner and physical therapist, Kevin Krause, is taking on my case. He will track my progress and suggest an exercise regimen. I’ve agreed to follow their Metabolic RX program . So far I’ve had an initial evaluation. They measured my vital signs, height and weight and tolerance to some baseline tests.
Next, I met with Whitney George, a Certified Nutritional and Wellness Consultant. She listened and tailored my nutrition based on a lengthy consultation. I expressed interest and desire to follow an intermittent fasting plan. I believe intermittent fasting is sustainable. I also believe the results are based on science. I have to say I am relieved and thrilled that Whitney was in agreement and encouraged the plan. Now its time to get to work.
I’ve also reached out to a personal trainer, Tammy McCarthy of Beyond Fit in Douglassville PA. I’ll be hiring her to train me on top of the work I’ll be doing with Western Berks Physical Therapy. Somehow, I think her experience is just what I need. Tammy is the founder/owner of Beyond Fit. She has her B.S. degree in Exercise Science from IUP. I’ve observed what she and her company has been doing for other adults and kids in my community and its phenomenal. Adding her to my team of people I am surrounding myself with to help me achieve my goals is exactly what I need!
So Monday, July 25th 2016, I’m beginning a journey towards health and wellness. Fat Ass To Fit (2.0) will be my personal documentary about my journey. I’m excited to experience the results from intermittent fasting. I think the help of the team around me will speed those results!. Yep, I’ll be blogging, Snapchatting, Instagramming, Facebooking, Twittering the whole thing ad nauseum. So if you are interested in the least, I invite you to follow along.
I have a personal goal of losing body fat and generally becoming more healthy. My hope is that through this process I will inspire others to become more healthy as well.