As I posted before, it was a long shot for me to be a part of it. I was happy that I was one of the 25 granted interviews before the final selection. In all honesty though, when I saw the size of the first four or five selected I leaned over to my wife and said, "I don't think I'm big enough for the competition". Let me add that the comment was not a dig at any of the contestants' size but a matter of disappointment. I do wish that there was more variance in size of people picked. I might not be the biggest and I might be healthier than some but I am not where I need or could be.
I am super stoked for the contestants, or students as they call them, that were selected and hope that the 13 others [from the 25 that I was a part of] do not stop their attempts at being healthy.
Healthy U is an awesome program and the results were there as the class of 2014 showed how much they
have lost have gained in the one year paired up with a personal trainer and nutritionist. It was pretty cool to see the transformations.
So here I am, still doing this journey on my own. I believe I have found a way to have a 'personal trainer' without paying the cost of a training sessions. The gym that I belong to is Total Fitness and they have crossfit classes. I have done them before but the classes weren't working with my schedule. They now work with my schedule! I just have to get up early to go to them.
I also have a treadmill and stationary bike at home. I'd like to get a kettlebell and some other free weights but those will have to come when I have some extra dough.
Be on the lookout for a before shot. My hope is that in one year from now when they have the next Healthy U program - that I don't need to be there but will have lost the body percentage necessary to have won this year's competition.
If nothing else, maybe I could win a door prize next year.