Hello Everyone. My name is Chuck and I am about to start the challenge. I have spent the entire weekend getting everything put together for my nutrition plan and exercise. I've been aware of BFL for a number of years, but never would make the commitment to it. Like so many other people, my mind would always come up with an excuse of why i couldn't do it "right now". Even if I would get a few days of exercise in, one mistake and I would give up. A few things have happened that rang the alarm bells in my mind! First, I will turn 50 during my challenge. That is a big number for anyone. It makes you step back a take an honest assessment of your life. Second, a guy that I went to high school with was eating dinner at a restaurant last month, look at his friends, said he didn't feel good, and then died from a massive heart attack. The last is thinking about the turning 50 thing, I realized my father had his first heart attack at the tender age of 52. He also had the classic "beer belly". Do I really want my life to take that route? I'm also sick of feeling winded after a short flight of stairs. So it's time to do something about it, or accept that i won't enjoy the rest of my life like I want to. Good Luck to everyone that is working at it and don't quit!!!!!!!
Good luck Chuck!!
My alarm bell was rung by my brother having two heart attacks each a week apart. He's only a few years older than me.(I'm 44). That was my wake up call a little over 6 weeks ago. It got me motivated. Sounds like you are on your way to better health-BFL is for life!
Nice to meet you Chuck and welcome. I just recently started the challenge and like you, i've known about BFL for quite some time but i've never done the challenge until now.
What up Chuck?
Glad you are joining the challenge! Our stories sound similar with a difference of only 10 short years. I turned 40 in the middle of my first challenge. I FEEL FABULOUS! Stick this thing out. It is an amazing journey! Visit here often and post questions, ask for advice, request encouragement, etc. World of amazing folks on here!
I start challenge 2 tomorrow, April 5! Let's do this thang!
Keep the faith!
Faithful Renee :0)
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