Monday, April 4, 2011

True Life: 400 lbs. to Ironman

I've been wanting to share this post for awhile:

I know my friend Mike Bernico as a "tough-as-nails" triathlete who lives a well-rounded lifestyle and is training for his first iron-distance triathlon this year. He's been in the sport for a little while now, and he is definitely ready to KILL this race in September!

However, Mike was not always a lean mean machine- In 2007 he was over 400 lbs. and realized he needed to make some changes. He made the decision to turn his life around and STUCK TO IT. Look at him now:

How did he do it??  First, you need to read his story (with pictures):

Now here is the GOOD STUFF:
My Road to Ironman: My Weight Loss Tips

He gives it to his readers straight-up.  He takes a no-excuses attitude.  When Dan and I were reading what he wrote about "Personal Responsibility" our jaws dropped and all we could say was "bad-@SS."

His main advice includes:

  • Small Gradual Changes
  • Taking Personal Responsibility
  • Set Realistic Goals
  • Eat Good Stuff
  • Log your Food
  • Eat Enough Food
  • Exercise with a Purpose
So head on over to his blog; it might save the life of you or someone you care about.


Caratunk Girl said...

I am heading over there right now. Sounds like an amazing story!

Mike said...

Awesome, thanks Laura!

You're an important part of the story too. If I hadn't had your help I'd probably still be under fueling and suffering the consequences of that!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Going to go check out his blog right now. Thanks Laura!

Joel said...

Thanks for sharing!

Caratunk Girl said...

Laura, that is an amazing story. I had to come back and say thanks for pointing me that way.

LittleRachet said...

Very cool. I have a friend going through a similar journey (not 400 lbs but has lost 100 so far and doing his first tri this summer!). Thanks for the link!!