Sunday, May 8, 2011

Marathon Ready? Weight Loss - before and after photos.

I always figured I would post my fatty pictures once I reached my goal weight, but I am fairly close now.  Plus, I have been doing a lot of reflecting the past few days.  I guess facing a challenge that you never thought would be possible will do that to you.

I'll spare you the details on how I ended up looking this way.  It's a story that I only choose to share with a few.  For those who haven't met me yet, this may come to a surprise, but I am actually a pretty shy guy and it has taken me a awhile to get the courage to post some of the things I do.  Especially these photos.  I am working on this, so this would be a step in the right direction.  I would like nothing more than to come up with some inspiration words to add to this post, but all the really needs said is.  I am not that guy anymore, nor do I want to be.  I am happy with who I am now and could not be happier doing the things I do.  I think the photos will speak for themselves.


                                                                      THE  BEFORE




                                                                      THE AFTER







13 comments:

Ironman By Thirty said...

Awesome work!

If this doesn't shout "Midwest = Winning", I don't know what does.

Although, I think you might have given the Texan's ammo for TTT with the kilt picture. :) haha

Matty O said...

Great post man! Congrats slim! You have come a long way and it never matters how you got "there" just as long as you never go back :) As a PFG (previous fat guy) myself, I don't plan on going back either!

CGinAKR said...

You rock! Great job!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

That is freaking awesome!! Congrats

Q said...

Wow! I'm impressed! What an inspiration you are! Thanks for sharing! You look so healthy!!! Congratulations and keep up the good work!

mojamala2 said...

Look at you getting all skinny on us! Awesome progress. Can't wait for youto run your marathons! Anf become a Maniac!

Jennifer said...

Amazing job, Matt. You have worked so hard and have demonstrated how physical activity can positively impact one's health and life - physically, mentally, and emotionally. I am pulling for you all the way on Sunday.

Colleen said...

Wow...

I know you said that you don't share your story with many, but I really think your story could help people. You have come so far in transforming your body AND your mind. And for people who might be heavier to see someone like you, to be able to relate to your old life and see the success... it could be huge!

I'm super impressed and no matter what Texas says, I love the kilt! :)

Heather said...

What a difference! Way to rock it out, brother.
Can't wait to hear all about the race on Sunday!

Allison said...

Ah-Mazing....

and that sombrero...that's my fav :) (and the kilt!)

Morgan said...

Hell yeah. Congrats Beal!

She said I need a goal said...

ps - hubba hubba! you look fantastic!!!

GETitGIRL said...

you look awesome.. GREAT JOB! :)