better health fitnessToday, I wanted to share the amazing story of Thomas, a new and great friend of mine. We met at the gym 3 months ago, and he shared his story with me, the story of how fitness saved a life, his. I was blown away, and you’ll see why.

The story of Thomas

“Last year I had a wake-up call. I was chasing my son in the park when I had a heart attack. I can’t forget the scared look on my son’s face when I collapsed. He thought I was dying, and I was. I would never want to put him through that again. Luckily, other parents were in the park and called an ambulance. I underwent a minor heart surgery that repaired my heart valves stayed in the hospital for three weeks… I couldn’t think of anything else during that time, you may recover physically, but the look on my son’s face I couldn’t forget.

“He thought I was dying, and I was”

As soon as I was well enough, I consulted my doctor and then started a fitness regime. I knew that part of what caused my heart attack was my level of unfitness and I had to address that. I started off by doing some brisk walking and gradually moved on to jogging. I was amazed how much stronger I felt just by doing these tasks and I wanted to do more. I read that cardio exercises strengthened the heart, which pushed me to take the next step, and so I registered at the local gym. I trained four times a week, doing mostly cardio and bodyweight exercises. The training was grueling and there were times when I wanted to give up but I was determined to get fit, for me, but mostly for my son.

“I was determined to get fit, for me, but mostly for my son”

Father and son on a parkExercising is now an important part of my daily life and I wouldn’t give it up for the world. In the past, I became breathless just by doing small tasks, after doing anything really. Now, I seem to have more energy than I can handle. I feel so much more in control of my life now. I am fitter now than I’ve ever been and I look better and feel much better too. The best thing of all is that I can now chase my son without the fear of keeling over. I won’t kid you though, it gets tough, but the feeling of being fit, being healthy and knowing that your hearth –your engine- is finally tuned-up is powerful and life-changing. There’s no one day that goes by I don’t remember how fitness saved my life.

Don’t do what I did, don’t wait until the (literally) last second to adopt a healthier lifestyle… you’ll thank yourself for it.”

-Thomas

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Today, I wanted to share the amazing story of Thomas, a new and great friend of mine. We met at the gym 3 months ago, and he shared his story with me, the story of how fitness saved a life, his. I was blown away, and you’ll see why. The...
<strong><a href="http://www.fatnomore.in/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/man-running-cardio-fatnomore-2.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-214" alt="better health fitness" src="http://www.fatnomore.in/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/man-running-cardio-fatnomore-2.jpg" width="742" height="225" /></a>Today, I wanted to share the amazing story of Thomas, a new and great friend of mine. We met at the gym 3 months ago, and he shared his story with me, the story of how fitness saved a life, his. I was blown away, and you’ll see why.</strong> <h2>The story of Thomas</h2> <em>“Last year I had a wake-up call. I was chasing my son in the park when I had a heart attack. I can’t forget the scared look on my son's face when I collapsed. He thought I was dying, and I was. I would never want to put him through that again. Luckily<span id="more-211"></span>, other parents were in the park and called an ambulance. I underwent a minor heart surgery that repaired my heart valves stayed in the hospital for three weeks... I couldn't think of anything else during that time, you may recover physically, but the look on my son’s face I couldn't forget.</em> <blockquote><em>"He thought I was dying, and I was"</em></blockquote> <em></em><em>As soon as I was well enough, I consulted my doctor and then started a fitness regime. I knew that part of what caused my heart attack was my level of unfitness and I had to address that. I started off by doing some brisk walking and gradually moved on to jogging. I was amazed how much stronger I felt just by doing these tasks and I wanted to do more. I read that cardio exercises strengthened the heart, which pushed me to take the next step, and so I registered at the local gym. I trained four times a week, doing mostly cardio and bodyweight exercises. The training was grueling and there were times when I wanted to give up but I was determined to get fit, for me, but mostly for my son.</em> <blockquote><em>"I was determined to get fit, for me, but mostly for my son"</em></blockquote> <em> <a href="http://www.fatnomore.in/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/father-and-son-fatnomore.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-285" alt="Father and son on a park" src="http://www.fatnomore.in/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/father-and-son-fatnomore-217x300.jpg" width="217" height="300" /></a>Exercising is now an important part of my daily life and I wouldn't give it up for the world. In the past, I became breathless just by doing small tasks, after doing anything really. Now, I seem to have more energy than I can handle. <strong>I feel so much more in control of my life now</strong>. I am fitter now than I've ever been and I look better and feel much better too. The best thing of all is that I can now chase my son without the fear of keeling over. I won't kid you though, it gets tough, but the <a title="Fitness Is Life Gifts" href="http://www.zazzle.com/fatnomore/%22fitness+is+life%22+gifts">feeling of being fit</a>, being healthy and knowing that your hearth –your engine- is finally tuned-up is powerful and life-changing. There's no one day that goes by I don't remember how fitness saved my life.</em> <em>Don’t do what I did, <strong>don’t wait until the (literally) last second </strong>to adopt a healthier lifestyle… you’ll thank yourself for it.”</em> <strong><em>-Thomas</em></strong>