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My name is Matthew and I am a 32 father of 4. I am the Network Administrator for 2 companies in North Alabama. My kids are 8,6,5,& 1 which makes for a very active life. It was the fact that I was not being active with my family and watching them play without me that made me want to make a change.

When I was growing up I was always the shorter skinny kid. I was always moving by playing outside, swimming at the YMCA, or playing sports. I never had a problem with weight until I graduated college. I did not add all the weight overnight but it was a slow adding of pounds the sneaked up on me. When I started college I weighed 130lbs and was 5'10". In 2006 I had grown a few inches in height but also everywhere else. I topped the scale at 220lbs and it was time for a change. I made this lifechange for my future health since I have heart disease and Type 2 diabetes on both sides of my family. I wanted to make sure that I am healthy but also that I pass good eating and fitness to my kids.
I know have more energy and I am able to keep up with my young kids with energy to spare. I recently went back for blood work and all my numbers are in the normal range. I dropped my cholesterol by 38 points and my Blood Pressure went from 130/95 to 106/52. These are the numbers knew I needed to achieve and thats to Beachbody and the hard work I had to put in I have achieved my goals. How are you affecting you families health? I can help just ask me how!

Member Since: 7/10/2009

Fitness Minutes: 245

My Goals:
I have met and exceeded my initial weight-loss goals by losing 30lbs.

I want to be able to do a handstand and climb a rope with no help from my legs.

My Program:
I have completed 2 full rounds of P90X and a round of Insanity. I am currently doing a hybrid of P90X, One on One, and Insanity.

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    The tri is the Huntsville Sprint on August 20th. Running and biking are going super... Swimming not so much! I reeeeaally need to work on the swimming... You wouldn't think 400m in the water would kick my tooth as much as 10mi on the road! emoticon
    3400 days ago
    YO! how did the Euro Cross go?!

    3400 days ago
    The duathlon may be the only thing I have going on this month. I think I'm going to take my son tothe eurocross in the am so he can check it out :) should he fun!
    3405 days ago
    Hey Matt! I was thinking about doing the race... Rick, the race director is one of the coaches for the Tri 101 training and he is encouraging us to come out. I need to sign up soon if I'm going to do it!

    As for Monday's run... geeeez. My time was ok. I posted a minute faster than any 5k I ran in 2009 (I didn't run any races in 2010) but I should have been able to get closer to 23 min. I have a pretty kick-butt speed program if I could only get myself to be consistant. So what is this program you're working on over at the University? Istill haven't signed up for a membership over there... call me lazy!

    3407 days ago
    Hey! I'm organizing a Spark Lunch next week.... You should try to make it!

    3413 days ago
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