Donald Rush: A Man in Motion

 The tendency of a body in motion is to keep moving, 

the tendency of a body at rest is to keep still.

Don, or as we in Gaiscioch fondly know him, Donaliam, has dealt with being overweight his entire life. Starting in high school he has been active in various sports, including baseball, football and roller skating; and sporadically starting and failing at dieting. Nothing seemed to help in his ongoing fight to lose weight.

This past year when he reached his highest weight of 365 lbs. he knew that he had to do something different. So, instead of just joining another gym, he went the extra step and hired a personal trainer and invested in an armband that helps him keep track of the calories he burns and his sleep. He also started using to input his food log to keep track of his diet.

Momentum will push you in the direction that you have set. 

Once he made serious lifestyle changes he finally started seeing his weight drop and his muscle mass increase. Now at just 298, he has lost a total of 67 lbs. 

His commitment has made more changes in his life than to just his weight. His friends and colleagues have witnessed his transition from a man that made excuse about why he couldn't do something to one of drive and ambition. 

It has been my great pleasure to get to know Don; he is truly an inspiration that it is never too late to achieve your goals. 

Published: May 22nd, 2015   |  2,649 Reads

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Aoibheann (pronounced Ae-veen) is an Irish American Artist.

As a Photographer and Writer her work has been featured in Gaiscoich Magazine, Biker Magazine, Sun City Bikers, Ruidoso News, The Ruidoso Free Press, KEDU Radio, the Society for Creative Anachronism,, Juicy Skin Calendar, as well as various other publications for the U.S. military and her colleges.

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