Dan Update, 18 Pounds Lighter!

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I've been working with Coach Jennifer Harrison for a week now, and it's going pretty well!  The workouts have been interesting, and tough...each day has been a little different and the results have varied.  The highlight was Tuesday... I ran for 20 minutes, with no walking!  I doubted before hand if I could do it...but I did. 

Wednesday was my first gym day at Bally's Total Fitness(Ashley Bond we need you).  I was kind of flying blind as they were really just interested in selling me the membership.  My "tour guide" asked why I needed a gym...why I wanted to work out.  When I told him, he gave me a little snark.  Which was a fantastic reminder...I know that I'm a big guy and have a long way to go to get there.  Despite that he extended my free pass until the 15th, and then I'll start paying for my membership.

The workout consisted of 4 sets of the following:  step-up, seated row, one-leg squats, chest press crunches and seated lat pull to chest.  I was sore, but a good sore!

I've lost 18.5 lbs as of last Wednesday, not bad but I think I'm flying blind a bit...with horrible eating habits for so long, I think a dietitian would help, and am looking for suggestions/ recommendations.

Other than that, I'm working on taking this day by day...otherwise I get overwhelmed with how huge this seems.  Friday I did, and I think it's because I'm working at balancing work, my wife and daughters, my wife's school schedule and marathon training. 

And if anyone is looking to go for a run sometime, shoot me an email!  I'll be doing the Santa Shuffle on 12/5!


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  • You are doing so great, Dan! KEEP up the great work. Surely an inspiration for many!!

  • In reply to jenharrison:

    Thanks Jen! I've had friends and a relative or two tell me they're getting active because of this! Inspiring people to move is extra motivation for me!

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