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Transformation Tuesday: Chris Ball

Transformation Tuesday is back and I’m happy to welcome Chris to RAD!  I think Chris’ story is true for many people who are competitive in their youth and I think you will relate to it.  Congrats Chris on recently finishing your first half marathon and we hope to see you run many runDisney races in the future!

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My whole life I have been involved in sports.  I was a competitive swimmer from 8 years old all the way through high school.  I also ran cross-country in middle school.  After I graduated from high school I stopped swimming and stopped running and I continued eating as if I were still competing.  I went from 165 lbs to 220 lbs. I went through periods of weight loss but could not keep the weight off.

I started running again and working out at my local gym, and I am now down to 173 lbs.   I ran in the Atlantic City 11K in April 2013 and I competed in my first Triathlon in August of 2013.  After competing in these two races I wanted to challenge myself and complete a half marathon.  I achieved this goal on November 9, 2013 after completing the runDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon.

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I have been a huge Disney fan since I was little and I am so glad to be able to combine my love for running and my love of Disney.  I have even convinced my fiancé, who doesn’t run, to start training for a runDisney run in a few years.

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I recently started my own business, Chris’s Health and Fitness, to help share what I have learned through my journey and to help others achieve their goals.  To check it out go to,www.facebook.com/chrisshealthandfitness.  I am also a Personal fitness coach for Beachbody.  You can check out my site at, www.beachbodycoach.com/cball086

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Has running at Disney helped to transform your life?  If so, I want to hear your story!  Send me an email at sarah@runningatdisney.com to be featured on an upcoming Transformation Tuesday!

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2 Responses to Transformation Tuesday: Chris Ball

  1. Congratulations on your weight loss and half marathon and triathlon completion! That is very exciting. I love that you turned your passion of fitness into your career as well :0)
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  2. Congratulations on your weight loss. I have a question and i can’t figure out did you flip the picture from 2013 not sure why the hollywood studios sign is flip and also mickey in the background. Just wondering.

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