My name is Chris. In November 2010, I hit rock bottom. I weighed 330 lbs and was going nowhere in life. I was depressed. I ate a lot. I was not the person I used to be. So I decided I was going to live life and start working out. I just didn't know how.
I saw a movie on YouTube called "My 120 pound journey". Ben Davis was in the same boat as I was. He decided to start running. He had lost 120 pounds, ran a marathon and completed an Iron Man. If he could do it, so could I. So Jan 3rd, 2011, I started running.
I researched and found a program called Couch to 5k. I started running around my neighborhood. I thought I was going to die. It was the hardest thing I ever did. But I kept going.
I joined a gym and started making friends. My brother, Steven, started running with me and going to they gym as well. It was great. The weight started coming off, and I was really progressing in my running program. Next thing I knew, I was running 30 minutes at a time. I signed up for my first 5k and loved it.
I am now training for a marathon. I have lost over 85 pounds, and I have run 30 miles in one week. I have changed my life! I am feeling great and love being healthy. If I could do this, anyone can!