My book regarding this experience, along with tips, research and lessons on business and life, is nearly complete. Everything of note that I've learned through this long process, including some fantastic ideas on nutrition, hydration, training, product recommendations and time management with work and family are all included.
I hope that the book will serve as motivation and as a comprehensive resource, especially for age-groupers and those middle-aged corporate executives that I have worked with from around the globe in my consulting and CEO advisory work.
Like me, they focus valiantly and selflessly on their careers, their families, their clients. When the weekend comes, they want to break loose, have a few beers, watch the game. They decide to hire others to mow the lawn, wash the cars, paint the house. Why not? They can afford it; they’ve certainly earned it.
But little by little, just like me, they become more and more sedentary and the weight just continues to accumulate, usually right around our mid-section. Look around any public venue such as an airport or any mall and you’ll see that most men my age have a big belly hanging over their belt. Yep, that was me to be sure, but I finally took control, took my life back, and now have my health, pride and renewed self-esteem as a bona fide Ironman!
I have never been happier. It was a lot of work, a lot of struggle and plenty of pain. There were sacrifices and missed events. There were costs. Heavy costs. But in the end, I’m glad I made the sacrifices and paid my dues.
The book: Seat 2A to Ironman is the story of how I accomplished this life-changing transition and who helped me along the way. But more than my story of struggle and ultimate triumph, this is also a how-to guide filled with lessons on business, on life, on relationships, on health and ultimately, on how to finish an Ironman Triathlon.
I did it, and you can too!
I'm self-publishing the book in order to share all that I've learned in this process. I will print a small quantity and if you'd like me to put you on the list, please send me an email at: John@IronAmbition.com.