When my brother and I began RunningBrothers.com, we did it for a variety of reasons, but mostly because we were both seeking a lifestyle change. My brother and I needed to get more healthy and we figured that by starting this website, our readers, ourselves and each other would help to hold us accountable to reach our goals. Peter Engwall was one of our readers and has commented on our blog often and we interviewed Peter, our hero, to find out more about him and allow our readers to learn about one of our heroes as well. In the process, I was amazed to discover the journey that Peter has gone through. His story is amazing and his attitude is even greater.
Before Peter changed his life, he weighed more than 300 pounds. One day, while watching the Oprah show, he came across a program designed by Bob Greene on thebestlife.com and made the decision to get involved in the program. Thebestlife.com was not a diet, but a lifestyle change. Peter made this decision for a variety of reasons, he wanted to stop being lazy, to be healthier, but most of all, he wanted to be able to play with his son.
Peter began the program by making small improvements in his diet and exercise. His local gym kept tabs on those trying to lose weight and Peter began to see his weight loss results posted in the gym. He made the top 100 and as the months continued on, Peter began to move up the ladder. Because of this lifestyle change, Peter Engwall lost nearly 150 pounds. His weight loss results were so amazing that thebestlife.com wanted to share his story as one of their success stories and even invited him to be a guest on Oprah’s show.
When I interviewed Peter, I had not heard of his story, I simply knew that he followed our website and was extremely enthusiastic in doing so. During the interview he made almost little to no mention about the fact that he lost almost 150 pounds and appeared on Oprah. When we talk about heroes on this website, we are referring to you, our readers, because you help us to stay motivated and encourage us to do better. Every comment we receive and kind word that we get makes us try that much harder. Peter, since visiting our blog, has continuously encouraged us to do better through his kind words and willingness to participate on our website. But, he is also our hero for another reason. It takes a lot of guts and effort to commit to a lifestyle change and it’s not easy. Peter’s story is inspiring to all of us because it demonstrates our ability to make a decision for positive change in our lives.
I want to thank Peter for being our friend, our follower, and our hero.
For more information about Peter Engwall, visit his website, auggiesdad.sweat365.com.
Stay Tuned for Part #2 of our interview with Peter Engwall