MISFIT SHOWCASE - JEREMY R.
So for me, this year has been a bit of a transformation. I've been able to lose about 50 pounds or so (estimated, didn't own a scale) in the past 6 months through major changes in diet and mountain biking 3-4 times per week. I have come to be quite passionate about mountain biking and have been improving my skills little by little each ride.
I would always delete photos of myself, especially as I got closer to 300# at the end of last year unless they were at the perfect angle, or focused on other people and I was hidden, but I'm not looking to hide anymore. I have gained and lost this amount of weight 3 times in my life and I always get complacent and end up fading back up, but this time is different - I'm not hating myself at the gym, I'm not starving myself with unsustainable eating habits. I found a passion, and a responsible eating pattern that has worked for me for 6 months and will continue to do so.
I'm enormously grateful for my local trail systems and the volunteers and organizations that maintain those. I have spent many weekends doing volunteer work, I donate to these organizations and I plan to continue to do so. I recommend anyone who is looking to do something similar to do some research and see the hidden gems around where you live!
Check out other showcases on the blog - link in bio or linktr.ee/misfithikers!
[Image Description: Image 1: Jeremy stands in front of Machu Picchu, wearing a black long-sleeved shirt and camel bak. He's smiling, and has short sandy-brown hair and bread and mustache. Image 2: Jeremy rides a mountain bike, wearing black pants and a black shirt. He's in the woods, trees all around, and is finishing a low-dipped jump.]