A 2009 diagnosis of type 2 diabetes (which runs in his family), high blood pressure, and high cholesterol brought him up short. He was 44. Everything I thought I was doing right, I was doing wrong. It was how I was eating, how much I was drinking. I like to cook but I was being lazy and eating fast food a lot. I was probably a good 220, and I’m 5’10” tall. I’d been telling myself I’m working out, it’s not really a big deal, I’ll be fine.
So, for me, the challenge was: Okay, I need to change my entire lifestyle, not just a couple of things It wasn’t hard to do, because really, it was my life. I’m pretty sure if I was going the way I was going, I might not be here right now. Ten years later, I am a leaner 185 pounds. Better nutrition, less beer, and more exercise has dropped my blood sugar to an acceptable range.
A lot of people come to me and say I’m not sure I can do this. If you have a plan, you can do it. My job is to be the plan. Your job is to follow the plan. Every now and then, the plan will go awry. But don’t just be despondent and stay fallen off. Get back on the horse.