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Why are you taking the Walk The Walk Challenge?
I am fat and this needs to change, especially since I have a baby on the way in a few months. It will be my first child, and I really need to start setting a good example. Plus, I would love to actually see my daughter grow up.
What do you hope to get out of it?
The motivation to walk, run, and get moving. I know that I can do this, but I sometimes need people keeping me motivated. Putting my workout habits out for the world to see will hopefully be able to keep me determined to “walk the walk.”
What’s your strategy to win?
Cross my fingers that other people sprain their ankles and can’t finish the month. OK, maybe that’s a negative-type strategy. Honestly, I joined a tennis league this summer and played three times a week. I start back up in September, and I think I will be able to add a lot of steps while running down drop shots.
What’s your advice for people trying to get more active?
Find something that works for you and stick to it. Stop asking other people, “how do you keep so thin?” It’s usually a pretty simple answer. They watch what they eat and drink and they probably exercise. There are no shortcuts.
Why should followers donate to NoFizzUSA and pledge to support you during the event?
Because without their help, my unborn child will be brought into the world the daughter of a fat man with no support!
For more information on the Walk The Walk Challenge, click here.