Meet Andric [ @artsynnyc
] - a triathlete in the 🇺🇸! 🏊 🚴 🏃 -
Q: When did you get into health and fitness and what inspired you to do so?
A: Around 2011, I weighed ~200 lbs (~90kg) with a waist size of 38". I was going to the gym and I thought I was fit. (Far from it!) I was overweight. I had shin splints. And, I could not even walk fast, let alone run.
My inspiration was a desire to experience a more fulfilled life, not just get by. I wanted to experience LIFE! In order to do that, I had to live a healthier life. I changed my lifestyle and my way of thinking. -
Q: How has living healthy and fit changed/impacted your life?
A: These changes have impacted my life in more ways than one can imagine. It was NOT easy. I remember when I finally made the decision and joined a fitness plan/program. I was excited but nervous as well. I was frustrated and angry for being overweight. I took all that anger and frustration and worked out really hard and focused on nutrition. I learned to eat the right food at the correct times. Once I saw incremental results, I was hooked. I lost 30 lbs. over a period of time.
The goal was to just jog around Central Park. One goal led to another and before I knew it I was competing in races; short distance to 1/2 to full marathons.
My attitude in life changed and everything seemed possible. When you feel and look good your confidence gets a massive boost!
Losing weight and getting fit changed my outlook on life. It gave me a confidence boost in all venues of life. I am still learning and getting better at swimming. My next big adventure is Ironman 70.3 next August in Maine. Who knows, after that a full Ironman...stay tuned! -
Q: What's one thing you would like to share with other health and fitness enthusiasts out there?
A: I have 3; PPF (patience, practice and focus). Be patient, practice discipline and focus on your goals. Avoid static noise around you. I use this as my mantra in training and in life. Focus on what is important to you and the universe will conspire to make it happen. ~ @artsynnyc
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