'I want to thank Shawn Zahel for putting up with me'

FIT Staff
Jun 25, 2013

I can't believe that this is my last blog!

I've come along way since  I started the challenge six months ago.

I'm currently down 46 pounds.

I'm going to try my hardest to reach my goal by the end of the FIT Challenge. It'll be tough, but I know that I can do it.

It'll be fun to see who the next FIT Challenge contestants will be. I just want to tell them that this challenge is not easy. You'll have your ups and downs, but you have to push through them.

I've met some really great people on my weight-loss journey. I want to thank everyone for their ongoing support. This wasn't easy and the support I received helped me greatly.

I also want to thank the strangers who would come up to me and congratulate me. It meant the world! 

My weight-loss doesn't end here. I will continue working out at NOMs. I want to thank Shawn Zahel for putting up with me throughout my journey. Shawn is now like a big brother to me. Also, Alan Furey is probably one of the biggest hams I've ever met.

Goodbye and good luck to the new FIT Challenge contestants


Alan Furey

Cole - I want you to know you have been an inspiration to me throughout this competition. To do something like this while still being in high school is incredible! If more high school students are like you the future of America is bright! Keep it up and let me know when you need a workout buddy!

VTX Rider

If you ever need someone to do "pukies" (burpees) with let me know. I'm at NOMS 3 or 4 days a week. Also, if you need someone to push you a little, I can help :))

Congratulations on the changes you have made to your lifestyle. It's tough to change habits but you have done it. All you have to do now is stick to your plan and let nothing get in your way!!