This morning for the first time in a long time I saw “Live with Regis and Kelly.” I was very impressed with the lean and fit physique Kelly Ripa has developed. It made me think back to the beginning of my journey earlier this year.

I stared my body remodeling odyssey back in March and yes that is this past March 2008.  I tipped the scale and an obscene 340 pounds, I wore a size 56 jacket and size 54 pants and barely fit into either.

As of today, December 18, 2008, I weigh 207 pounds,  wear a size 44 jacket and 36 pants. That is 133 pounds, 14 jacket sizes and 16 pants sizes gone.

Around the end of March I began running. I started with 2 laps around the high school track.  It was a difficult  1/2 mile jog, actually it was probably not even a trot. I was going so slow that I would get lapped by those who were walking.

Today I ran 2 miles, 8 laps in under 22 minutes. I’m not setting any land speed records, but I am almost down to a 10 minute mile and at age 44 and after almost 3 years of inactivity I think I am doing pretty good.

I have revised my goal from 185 pounds to 200 pounds. Since my ultimate goal is to remodel my body I had to take many things into consideration and 200 is a good weight for me. If I think I need to drop a few more once I get there I will.

Losing weight is easy, remodeling your body takes work. I could have simply lost the weight and still had a pear shape. It is more important for overall health and appearance to do it right. So, remember stay focused. I did you can do it. I am looking to start my new business venture either at the end of January or mid February at the latest. I will help you achieve your dream physique.