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Taking it to the Next Level

Friday, January 11, 2013

I’m excited. Actually, that is an understatement. Words cannot describe how happy I am at the moment. The past 15 months have taught me so many things about myself, and about life in general. From health and fitness, to family and how much they mean to me. My life has completely changed for the better, and now I am hoping that I will be able to help others too. While I have been helping people with their health and fitness issues along the way through my journey, I never felt like I was able to really help them like I should be able to, so I have decided that it is time for this old man to head back to school. Starting Monday, I will be attending Heritage College in Oklahoma city, where I will train to become a Personal Trainer.

More about the whole college thing in a little while. It has been some time since my last weigh in, and I can happily say that things are still moving in the right direction. I am now down to 207.6lbs. Total weight now lost has reached 126lbs!! I am less than 8lbs away from reaching the goal I set 15 months ago. My BMI has dropped to 27 (down from 44.1) nd I can wear a size 34 pant now. So all good stuff. While I have not been exercising as much as normal (due to a stress fracture of the 5th metatarsal in my right foot) I have still been keeping myself busy. In a couple of weeks the foot should be healed, and I cannot tell you how ready I am to be able to go and run again.

So, back to the whole college thing. I am SO excited about this. Really. I cannot wait to get started. Ever since I left school (in England you leave school at 16) I have never really known what I wanted to do in regards to a career. I honestly always thought I would end up in computing, but retail took over my life when I left school. While I had a good career in retail (and while I was good at it) I never really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, my injury sustained at work put an end to my retail career, but in a way I am glad all that happened, because it made me find myself. I developed a love for health and fitness after my surgeries, and these past 15 months have taught me so much. Well, now I am ready to pay some of that back. I cannot wait to start helping people for real.

The college course is 15 months long, so I will graduate around the summer of 2014, and from there who knows what I will do. It has become a dream of mine to start my own business, so maybe I will do that, all I know is that I genuinely want to help people overcome the obstacles that I have, and I want to help people live healthy, happy lives.

I hope everyone is having a great start to the new year.

All the best,

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    So hey, did everyone show up for your graduation?? And what are you doing now? Additional schooling !? Lettuce know!

    Hoping the weather isn't messing up OKC too much. My husband is down in Marshall County now working on his parents old home, trying to make needed repairs to it (roof was damaged from last spring's storms and finally got a new roof in this past fall. But roofers banging around caused ceiling tiles and plaster to come off the ceiling, so now he's putting up sheetrock etc.).

    Take care!


    871 days ago
  • BRETT_DAY1981
    Now that would be awesome! I would love for you guys to come to the graduation! It will be a great day for all of us
    1955 days ago
    emoticon CONGRATULATIONS!! I am so Happy For You and looking forward to sharing this next Chapter in your Journey! I can see the OKC Spark Team showing up at a Graduation Ceremony in about 15 Months!!
    emoticon Hope you warn them that we are coming, LOL!!
    1955 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/11/2013 3:07:59 PM
  • BRETT_DAY1981
    Thanks guys, I appreciate the support so much, I cannot wait to get started on Monday.
    1956 days ago
    Fantastic!!! I am so happy for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1956 days ago
    Wow, great job. Good luck in school and your new career. emoticon
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