I think people tend to overcomplicate fitness, or think, "I'd have to change everything about my life to lose weight, and it's just not worth it if I have to be miserable." This story just proves that is NOT true! Health is about making small, sustainable changes that you can do for the long term. It's definitely not about a crash diet or a miserable life that doesn't let you do anything fun!
There's a 17-year-old kid in Canton, Ohio named Michael Watson who's graduating from high school this month. Michael has been overweight most of his life; at one point, he was 325 pounds.
But about a year ago, he decided to do something about it. So he overhauled his diet...he stopped eating pizza every day, and started walking to school every morning instead of taking the bus. Even if it was snowing, he still walked. That's how determined he was.
And his high school gave him a shout-out on Facebook . . . because he's lost a total of 115 POUNDS!
In his before-and-after shots, and he looks like a different person. He says taking a real look at his relationship with food was hard, but worth it. He also says if you really want it, you'll make it a priority. Congratulations, Michael!
He obviously looks great, but the more important thing is that he feels good and is healthier. Great work!