Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal – June 20, 2014
For quite some time now I’ve stuck to a personal commitment to better health and it continues to pay off in many ways. I continue to stay away from any bread and all types of sugar, eating red meat only once or twice a week, supplementing with soy in the chow hall. I haven’t had a ramen noodle in almost two years and I always look into the nutritional value of everything else I eat. Doing so has affected my energy level, brain function and of course my body is responding in a way that blows my mind. I can run five to ten miles a day without stopping and even knock out a few hundred pushups when I’m finished. When I first started focusing on fitness I couldn’t run one lap around the track without getting so winded I thought I was going to die, but I kept on pushing myself to do a little more each day. Now here I am, almost a hundred pounds lighter, stronger then I’ve ever felt in my life. Just yesterday another inmate commented on my six pack abs, remembering that not too long ago I was overweight commending me on my hard work. I certainly don’t need encouragement from others to work hard, but I must admit that it feels great to be acknowledged by others.