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I made it to phase 2, the final phase, of the Triathlete Fit contest. If I win I'll be on the cover of Triathlete magazine. To enter I shared my story about how WLS and exercising, specifically triathlons have made me more fit. Please vote. for me, Julie S. Below is the story I submitted. You can vote on all your devices, (desktops, iPads, and your cell phones). Contest ends on Monday February 8th. Thanks.

http://triathlon.competitor.com/…/top-10-vote-triathlete-fi…

In August 2011, I had weight-loss surgery. Like many, I had tried to lose weight on my own with diet and exercise, but I wasn’t successful. After the surgery, was it easy to lose weight? Yes. Was it easy to keep it off? Hell no!

The main problem was I wasn’t being active. I met a lady who told me she was scheduled to have a second surgery to lose the weight she had regained. Fearing I would end up like her, I decided I needed to get moving, so I started swimming. Then a friend asked if I wanted to do a triathlon, so I started biking and running too. Finally, on Mother’s Day of 2012, I officially became a triathlete. From then on I was hooked.

I’ve been competing in triathlons for four years now, and I’m currently training for my first half Ironman in April and first full Ironman next year. I’m happy to say that, thanks to triathlon, I haven’t regained any weight and I’m the fittest I’ve ever been. My new goal is to encourage others to be active and to try tris—whether they need to lose weight or just want to have fun.

‪#‎pleasedontunfriendme‬ ‪#‎triathletemagazine‬ ‪#‎triathletefit‬

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On 2/6/2016 at 9:27 PM, Jvschultz said:

I made it to phase 2, the final phase, of the Triathlete Fit contest. If I win I'll be on the cover of Triathlete magazine. To enter I shared my story about how WLS and exercising, specifically triathlons have made me more fit. Please vote. for me, Julie S. Below is the story I submitted. You can vote on all your devices, (desktops, iPads, and your cell phones). Contest ends on Monday February 8th. Thanks.

http://triathlon.competitor.com/…/top-10-vote-triathlete-fi…

In August 2011, I had weight-loss surgery. Like many, I had tried to lose weight on my own with diet and exercise, but I wasn’t successful. After the surgery, was it easy to lose weight? Yes. Was it easy to keep it off? Hell no!

The main problem was I wasn’t being active. I met a lady who told me she was scheduled to have a second surgery to lose the weight she had regained. Fearing I would end up like her, I decided I needed to get moving, so I started swimming. Then a friend asked if I wanted to do a triathlon, so I started biking and running too. Finally, on Mother’s Day of 2012, I officially became a triathlete. From then on I was hooked.

I’ve been competing in triathlons for four years now, and I’m currently training for my first half Ironman in April and first full Ironman next year. I’m happy to say that, thanks to triathlon, I haven’t regained any weight and I’m the fittest I’ve ever been. My new goal is to encourage others to be active and to try tris—whether they need to lose weight or just want to have fun.

‪#‎pleasedontunfriendme‬ ‪#‎triathletemagazine‬ ‪#‎triathletefit‬

that is great.

Edited by starkcasey

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