I am a visual person so here are some visuals.
This picture was taken on August 26th 2012.
This weekend would prove to be a big turning point in Casey's life...
Let me zoom that in for you so you can see a little better...
Casey made a decision to try and see the other side of life and try new things. He started working out and making healthier choices.
He even ran his first 5k on Thanksgiving Day!
|getting a pre-race pep talk from Lola|
|closing in on the finish of his first 5k in 24:56|
Here he is in January...skating with Lola and looking quite different than he did a few months earlier.
This picture is from February. Casey is getting ready to go workout and is doing a little impromptu ballet session with Lola.
And this picture is from today.
For many years I tried to get Casey involved in my life and get out running and biking with me but he had no interest.
I know first hand that you cannot make anyone change--they must do it themselves.
Today Casey joined me and my training buddy Marc on our long run
So now down nearly 50lbs and shrinking his pants from a 40 waist down to his high school size of a 30 waist, he has made remarkable improvements in such a short time.
Next weekend, Casey will do his second 5k race and he is making plans to try all sorts of new things this coming summer like swimming, biking and running. He has his eyes set on several different distance running races and who knows...maybe triathlon will be in his future as well.
All I know is that it is nice getting to know this new version of the man I have been with for almost 14 years.
Congrats Casey on all you have achieved so far! We are very proud of you!