30 Days with Craig
A little background about me from an activity point of view. I grew up like most kids who were a product of the 70's, running around all day and as late as our mothers' would let us stay out. That changed somewhat when I was diagnosed with Diabetes while I was still in elementary school. Diabetic kids were considered "fragile" and although exercise and movements was considered good, you were told to be careful. I didn't know any other diabetic kids, or even really adults to compare myself to. So after some issues with anorexia and fear of eating food, I started to sit on the sidelines and watch the world pass me by.
Fast forward to being 16, or so. I saw body building, and specifically two people, Rachel McLish, and Tim Bellknap, the first pro athlete I knew who had DIABETES!!! I convinced my parents to get me a weight bench and a set of weights and bars, and I was in business.
At some point in my life, I became an "Aerobic Annie". AKA, a much in demand aerobic instructor. Teaching at 2 different clubs, 12-15 classes a week that were often packed to the point of being crowded. I LOVED being active. Life was good, I was a student, physically active, and lived life for all it's worth.
Now it's 2016. My weight has yo-yo'd. To be honest, I don't know a lot of people my age who hasn't, but I know I can do better. I'm lucky, while all the diabetic kids I have met are either dealing with numerous health issues or sadly, even dead, I'm good. I don't have any complications. My bloodwork is GREAT, I feel good, I just want to get back to having the toned bod I had in 1987, only, I want the 2016 version of what that body would be.
Here is where Craig Capurso comes in. I LOVE going to the gym, and I can honestly say that, at this point in my life, I have spent more days in the gym then days, I'm not in the gym. But I like challenge, and so thanks to Bodybuilding.com, I'm taking on Craig's 30 Day Transformation. You can check in out here: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/30-days-out-craig-capursos-extreme-cut-trainer.html
Follow along the next few Fridays, as I write about my 30-day adventure. Feel free to leave me comments, love, and questions.