About 15 years ago, I was a pretty good tennis player. Never great, but pretty good. I would love to say that I beat this person or that person, but my single best day was a 4-6, 4-6 loss to a player in the top-500 in the world. Most other days were not nearly so good.
Then, when I got a new job, I barely played for the better part of 10 years, gained 70 pounds.... I started coaching again as a volunteer when I moved to a more active community three years ago. Running back and forth across the court between coaching and feeding was making me winded, so I realized I had to do something.
Now, three years later, after some weight yo-yo-ing, I've lost over 57 of those pounds and I'm hoping to drop 8 more by the start of the next high-school season (23 days from now). I'm looking forward to what should be another league championship with an awesome group of kids.
I've also been more serious about playing tennis over the last year and a half, although injuries have hurt my progress. I realize I won't be the player I was before, but being able to move around the court a little quicker is definitely helping.
I'm trying to be more active in a variety of ways. I can't run often due to a foot injury, so I spend most of my time on my elliptical upstairs. I've added volleyball for variety and I'm thinking I should try surfing this year....