My family and I went to a local theater for dinner and we took some pictures to remember the occasion. One of the pictures did more than remind me of the occasion; it made me see that my weight had gotten out of control. In that picture I was looking at a man I did not recognize. I joked with my wife that she was dating a fat guy. I used to be active in high school, playing football and wrestling on the wrestling team. I was a U.S. Marine for eight years prior. What happened to me? Life and work happened. That photo of myself was my wake up call. The local Snap Fitness was having a weight loss challenge and it pushed me to lose 45lbs! I started at 225lbs and dropped to 180lbs. It was tough but the encouragement kept me on track and the staff kept me motivated. The personal trainers did a great job at keeping the workouts challenging and interesting. I now make time to workout on a regular basis at the gym in my hometown or when I am away on business. Thanks again, Snap Fitness at Rita Ranch Tucson AZ!