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You cannot out exercise a bad diet It was Christmas morning 2016 and I woke up looking in the mirror and amazed at how out of shape I was. At that moment I realized why I felt old and out of shape. I had an epiphany and I knew that I needed help. That day I emailed my good friend, life coach and nutritionist, Meghann Featherstun and asked her if she can keep me accountable by helping me get back into shape. Her answer and reply to me was that "Mark, you cannot out exercise a bad diet". From that point on I realized I had to make changes if I wanted to become healthy and fit again. 51 years old, 6'3", 237.4 lbs, 37" waist 48 coat jacket and XXL shirts. Everybody told me I look like a football player and thought I was a football player and could not believe I ran hurdles in my younger years. I thought I was in shape and I thought I ate well but apparently I was fooling myself and realized I was no longer 20 years old. Fast forward six months ahead and I am proud to say that I have cleaned up my diet, have not missed one day of working out and I feel so much better. I have bought a new wardrobe, I am in better spirits, attacking life with 100% effort every day and motivated to keep improving myself both mentally and physically. I am now down to 205 pounds, 33 inch waist, a large shirt and probably in the best shape of my life in the last 15 years. I actually am starting to see muscle definition and able to run again. I know I am getting into shape because I'm even able to run with the high school boys and girls cross country teams. Next week I will run my first 10K and looking forward to going after it. I am hoping that my lifting four days a week, doing core, running between 30 to 40 miles per week will get me a top three position in my age group and if not at least I will get a PR. Now this blog is not for me to pat myself on my back or to get congratulations but to emphasize that if you really want to get into shape or become a better athlete it's 80% diet. Nothing fancy has to be done except for controlling your caloric intake up, increasing your protein intake, drinking water, minimize the junk food and asking for help when you need it. There are tremendous people in our Achilles Running Shop family that can coach you, advise you medically, provide the proper equipment or even help you establish a nutritional plan. Feel free to reach out and we will do everything to help you achieve your goals. See you at the starting line.

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You cannot out exercise a bad diet It was Christmas morning 2016 and I woke up looking in the mirror and amazed at how out of shape I was. At that moment I realized why I felt old and out of shape. I had an epiphany and I knew that I needed help. That day I emailed my good friend, life coach and nutritionist, Meghann Featherstun and asked her if she can keep me accountable by helping me get back into shape. Her answer and reply to me was that "Mark, you cannot out exercise a bad diet". From that point on I realized I had to make changes if I wanted to become healthy and fit again. 51 years old, 6'3", 237.4 lbs, 37" waist 48 coat jacket and XXL shirts. Everybody told me I look like a football player and thought I was a football player and could not believe I ran hurdles in my younger years. I thought I was in shape and I thought I ate well but apparently I was fooling myself and realized I was no longer 20 years old. Fast forward six months ahead and I am proud to say that I have cleaned up my diet, have not missed one day of working out and I feel so much better. I have bought a new wardrobe, I am in better spirits, attacking life with 100% effort every day and motivated to keep improving myself both mentally and physically. I am now down to 205 pounds, 33 inch waist, a large shirt and probably in the best shape of my life in the last 15 years. I actually am starting to see muscle definition and able to run again. I know I am getting into shape because I'm even able to run with the high school boys and girls cross country teams. Next week I will run my first 10K and looking forward to going after it. I am hoping that my lifting four days a week, doing core, running between 30 to 40 miles per week will get me a top three position in my age group and if not at least I will get a PR. Now this blog is not for me to pat myself on my back or to get congratulations but to emphasize that if you really want to get into shape or become a better athlete it's 80% diet. Nothing fancy has to be done except for controlling your caloric intake up, increasing your protein intake, drinking water, minimize the junk food and asking for help when you need it. There are tremendous people in our Achilles Running Shop family that can coach you, advise you medically, provide the proper equipment or even help you establish a nutritional plan. Feel free to reach out and we will do everything to help you achieve your goals. See you at the starting line.

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You cannot out exercise a bad diet It was Christmas morning 2016 and I woke up looking in the mirror and amazed at how out of shape I was. At that moment I realized why I felt old and out of shape. I had an epiphany and I knew that I needed help. That day I emailed my good friend, life coach and nutritionist, Meghann Featherstun and asked her if she can keep me accountable by helping me get back into shape. Her answer and reply to me was that "Mark, you cannot out exercise a bad diet". From that point on I realized I had to make changes if I wanted to become healthy and fit again. 51 years old, 6'3", 237.4 lbs, 37" waist 48 coat jacket and XXL shirts. Everybody told me I look like a football player and thought I was a football player and could not believe I ran hurdles in my younger years. I thought I was in shape and I thought I ate well but apparently I was fooling myself and realized I was no longer 20 years old. Fast forward six months ahead and I am proud to say that I have cleaned up my diet, have not missed one day of working out and I feel so much better. I have bought a new wardrobe, I am in better spirits, attacking life with 100% effort every day and motivated to keep improving myself both mentally and physically. I am now down to 205 pounds, 33 inch waist, a large shirt and probably in the best shape of my life in the last 15 years. I actually am starting to see muscle definition and able to run again. I know I am getting into shape because I'm even able to run with the high school boys and girls cross country teams. Next week I will run my first 10K and looking forward to going after it. I am hoping that my lifting four days a week, doing core, running between 30 to 40 miles per week will get me a top three position in my age group and if not at least I will get a PR. Now this blog is not for me to pat myself on my back or to get congratulations but to emphasize that if you really want to get into shape or become a better athlete it's 80% diet. Nothing fancy has to be done except for controlling your caloric intake up, increasing your protein intake, drinking water, minimize the junk food and asking for help when you need it. There are tremendous people in our Achilles Running Shop family that can coach you, advise you medically, provide the proper equipment or even help you establish a nutritional plan. Feel free to reach out and we will do everything to help you achieve your goals. See you at the starting line.

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