Three months ago, I felt extremely unhappy about my weight. I used to be able to eat anything I want and burn it off before the extra calories had the opportunity to register on the scale. Those days passed when I turned thirty. Each year, I added on extra pounds. It bothered me and I would try to eat smarter, and workout a little harder. I didn't receive the results I wanted because in my twenties I conditioned myself to eat massive plates of food, and of course seconds. I just can't out train my diet anymore. When I weighed in at 220, I thought, "hey,look at me, I CAN gain weight." and I liked that I had a pudgy stomach. I thought of myself affectionately as the "Fat Elvis." But then I weighed 230 and I thought, oh, any day now, I'll walk this weight right off. At 240, I felt concerned, but didn't take the necessary steps to getting back on track. 250, I felt like my weight and my eating habits were in a crisis. I felt out of control. 260 came and I surrendered to complacency and accepted that my weight was just a part of my daily life. But when I weighed 267 three months ago, I decided to make changes and commit to my decision. I started P90X. In 90 days, I slimmed down noticeably, I can fit in clothes that i bought brand new in 2009 and quickly outgrew. Unfortunately I didn't take the before pictures of my body, but I know from looking at myself and the comments I get from people that I have lost a lot of body fat, and gained muscle. I can do more push ups now then I ever could in "the best shape of my life." I lost 24 pounds in three months. I am not finished yet. this personal victory empowers me, and I'm glad that I can announce it on the year anniversary of my daughter killing her cancer. I am not going to stop here. Today is my first day of P90X round two!!! Bring It!!!
Zeppo Young finds joy in the simple things in life, such as digging around in his garden, and fermenting vegetables.
The Zoë Faye Foundation's mission is to provide support and assistance to children diagnosed with Malignant Rhabdoid Tumors, Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumors, and Non-CNS Extrarenal Rhabdoid Tumors, and their families; provide pathways to information, financial relief, and raise awareness for rare pediatric cancers, and funds for researchers who focus on Rhabdoid Tumors and related cancers with the hopes of achieving a cure.