Boy on the Run
I am Jeff Nasers and I am the “Boy on the Run.” Healthy living has played a big part of my life for the last two and half years. Two and half years ago I was the largest I had ever been. I was just under 300 pounds and not living a healthy lifestyle. I was depressed and bursting at the seams in 42” waist. I was so unhappy. I really hated the person that I was and hated looking at myself in the mirror.
I was forced to make a change after my annual physical. My doctor told me that I was on a path to destruction. My blood sugar was abnormally high. My grandfather was diabetic and the thought of following in his footsteps was terrifying.
I adored my grandfather, he was a remarkably smart man and loved his family. I didn’t want to be subjected to insulin shots, or daily blood sugar checks. I decided at that moment. I was going to own my life. It was my opportunity to own my choices and become the best version of myself.
My goal is to take my body and mind the next level of discipline. I have committed to running in a half marathon. I believe that we have a responsibility to ourselves to grow and push the limits of what we can do. I look forward to pushing through the pain and seeing what I discover on the other side of the finish line.
I would like to challenge you—push yourself to the limit. Do something that makes you healthier. We can all wish that we were skinny, but it’s those who work to be healthier are the ones that realize their goal. I will be toned. I will be faster than I was yesterday. I will be stronger.
I am excited for this journey. Please tag along—let’s start healthy and finish strong—together.
See you at the finish line!
POST TITLE: Boy on the Run
POSTED: 10th August 2015