Friday, March 18, 2011

60lbs, 2 Years, New Lifestyle

My brother in law Iman has told me many times that I inspired him to get fit. It feels great to hear, but whatever the inspiration, that was simply a moment in time that got the ball rolling. Beyond that it was all him. Let me tell you something about Iman, this dude knows how to do it right.  Inspiration or not, he has worked for nearly 2 years to change his life. No crash diets or crazy work out routines to try and hit some ridiculous goal that is practically impossible to maintain.  He has slowly and methodically plotted his course with a great sense of reality and commitment to lifestyle.

To back track a little to "The Moment", it was I believe in the summer of 2009.  During a conversation Iman mentioned something about running and I simply said I would run with him any time.  Well fast forward to this past weekend and it finally happened.  After losing 60 pounds during the first part of his new life we ran 9 miles together and had a blast.  We will run again in 2 weeks when he comes to North Carolina to pace my final 12.5 miles at the Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Run.  I can assure you I will need his steady pace and ever lasting sense of humor.

Check out his story at Fit at Fifty. I am sure you will find him to be realistic about his goals, honest about his results and as much as this pains me to say, somewhat intelligent. This is not a lifestyle that lacks one ounce of flavor I might add.  Good food? Yup.  Beer? Hells yeah. Can you say moderation?  Just like a smart runner, he is pacing himself, and setting achievable goals that he can maintain for extremely long periods of time, like forever.  Maybe he has created something new.  The Ultra Lifestyle.




1 comment:

  1. You know, it is a lot more fun running with somebody fun to talk was a lot more brutal today...but I the way, I'm a lot slower than you gave me credit for, in May, it will actually be 3 years, but who's counting?

    BTW, "somewhat intelligent"?? C'mon dude, Einstein had nothing on me :)


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