At his heaviest, Mac weighed 530lbs. Through relentless effort, and sharing his fears, struggles and triumphs with others, he lost an amazing 300lbs and inspired thousands of people across the country with his extraordinary adventures. Sadly, he would regain 250lbs in the ensuing years. Here he will share his story as he endeavors to lose the weight, reclaim his health and inspire others as he embarks on new adventures.
Monday, October 1, 2012
After my first 8 mile run. Training at the Texas
Motor Speedway for my first half-marathon.
When people used to ask me about my goals for the future, I had a fall back answer. I would say, "I just want to be happy."
What I was actually saying was I really don't want to put myself in any kind of position where I have to be accountable to anyone, any goal or any future version of me.
I wasn't defining my happiness. It was a open-ended load of crap that I had sold to myself. I didn't have to do anything.
My fear of failing didn't get me anywhere. As a matter of fact, it got me going in the wrong direction.
I needed to put myself out there...start something. I needed to dream a little.