Morris Flaum

Q: What goals have you hit since you started focusing on your fitness?
After I started riding a bike approximately 5 years ago, I wanted to gradually increase my ride duration and, ultimately, ride a Century. But at that time, I was still working, making attaining that goal impossible due to time constraints. After my bike accident three years ago, I stopped working. I resumed biking about six months later and committed to doing a Century. I rode a Metric Century in the Levi’s Grand Fondo in Santa Rosa in September, 2012 with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training. I achieved my goal in March, 2013 riding in the Solvang Century with TNT. I also rode in the Moab Century in September, 2013. An added inspiration was the fact that I was able to contribute to the same types of patients that I had treated as a practicing physician by raising funds for patient support and research.

I also committed to losing approximately 20 pounds in January 2012. Over the subsequent year, I attained that goal thanks to Weight Watchers and inspiration from my wife, Deb.

Q: How did you achieve your goals?
I achieved my weight loss goal the old fashioned way, by dieting and exercise. The diet was made much easier by following Weight Watchers and using their app to record my food intake and exercise.

The exercise consisted of working with my trainer, Rudy Kardos, attending spin class and following the TNT training schedule. Rudy has been a great inspiration this entire time. For part of the time, I worked out with Deb. I found it a great bonding experience. She also pushed me to come to the gym when I would have preferred to do other things.

I am now in the best physical shape I have been in for quite some time.

Morris Flaum

Q: How long have you been a member at TPC?
We have been members of TPC for 11 years. A number of TPC members generously donated to my fund-raising efforts on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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