- Posted October 20, 2012 by
Toms River, New Jersey
This iReport is part of an assignment:
CNN Fit Nation: 2013 Triathlon Challenge
Not Ready to Quit!!!
I want to be healthy. I want to feel good about the way I look. I want to enjoy the next 20-25+ years of my life.
As I get older, the stubble to lose weight seems to get more and more difficult, but as my tag line states...I'm Not Ready to Quit!!!
What I need is some guidance, a few pointers, and maybe help staying on track.
The picture attached, taken while working in Liberia about 3 years ago, shows me 25 lbs. thinner than I am right now. For some reason when I returned from Africa, the weight began to creep on....and I can't seem to get it to creep back off!!
I'm scheduled to return to Africa (Zambia) at the end of December, after the current university teaching schedule is completed, and I'm scared. Not scared of Zambia, but afraid I won't be able to easily carry on with my daily activities, and therefore not be the most effective educator I need to be. Daily life in Africa is slightly tougher on my body, I know this, so I need to be in the best shape/condition imaginable.
Please help inspire me as I work to get back on track in order to ensure these next 2 months, and my remaining 20-25 years, are the best ever!!
Africa, once again, here I come!!