On Dec 7, 2015 my wife asked me to unfold the treadmill. I was thinking here we go again another phase. I unfolded it, complaining the whole time. I said to my self it's just going to take up more space. Something was different this time, though. Something in my head told me to get on it. So I got on it and slowly walked 1.5 miles. I felt like I was going to die, but at the same time, it was satisfying.
The next day I got on it again and did the same. This continued for a few days, and then something unexpected happened. I weighed myself and I had lost five pounds! From that moment on, I was addicted to the treadmill.
We also started eating healthy. We cut out processed foods, sugar, fast food. We even cut out all soda and alcohol. The pounds started falling off. My wife and I motivated each other. We both started to feel better and became happier. The stress became less and less. We felt as though a cloud had been lifted off of us.
For about a month I did not tell people I was working out. I didn’t want other people to know because I was still afraid that this would not be a lasting thing. Then one day a coworker asked me if I had lost some weight. At that moment I felt so proud of myself. I began to tell him what I was doing with such excitement. It had been awhile since I was that excited about anything.