Transformed. That is the word I use to define my life. This transformation comes after two life changing events: (1) a heart attack and triple coronary bypass in 2008 and (2) Bariatric surgery in 2008.
After failing to change my life after my heart attack, I underwent bariatric surgery in 2008 to free myself from my life threatening obesity. I knew that I had to commit to a regular exercise routine to leverage my new lease on life.
I found happiness as an active person. In the summer of 2009 I began cycling regularly. In 2010, I co-founded a cycling club with fellow bariatric post-ops. Cycling was transformational for me giving me a zeal for life on my bike.
I discovered I thrived on challenges. I amped up my cycling with bicycle touring and endurance cycling events. My best friend Chuck, a bariatric post-op runner, challenged me to begin running. In 2012 I completed my first 5K. In 2014 I crossed the finish line at my first half marathon. Running transformed my life in yet another dimension.
That brings me to where I am today. I am a former couch potato transformed into a healthy, happy active person. I enjoy sharing my story as evidence that life’s course can be changed with focus, motivation and determination.
Join me on my transformational journey forward in life!