Hey gang! I've been on fitday for about a month now and just checked out the forums and thought I'd say hey. I'm a 5'8 tall, 30 y/o husband of 7 years and father of 2 boys (5 y/o and 4 months
). When my wife and I first got married, I was about 200lbs even. However, with working full time and going back to college for another degree for a career change to nursing, the weight slowly but surely came on.
So, why the change now? To be honest, I need to be healthy for my family but first/foremost myself. I've realized I need to make a lifestyle change to live healthy. As I go with the decisions I make with food, so does my oldest son. I need to be an example for him. So since 1/24/11 I've began dieting and working out hard and my son now asks when he goes to eat something, "Daddy, is this healthy?". Haha, I love it!
My goal is to get back to being healthy by doing lots of cardio, lifting weights and of course, dieting right. My goal is to run in a 5k this summer and run steadily thereafter all the while of course, living a healthy lifestyle.
So here I am fitday! Lol! Apologies for the dissertation/thesis that I just wrote....needless to say I'm pretty excited here