Eric Morud worked off the weight with a combination of smart eating, regular exercise and support from his family and fitness coach.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- David Henke
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us At 300 pounds, Eric Morud was sick of having trouble tying his shoe. Sick of squeezing into airplane seats. Sick of the stigma attached to being overweight. So Morud, a 32-year-old Eagan resident, decided to take drastic action. Working in conjunction with local trainer Bob Holper, Morud lost 86 pounds earlier this year as part of Lifetime Fitness' 90-Day Weight Loss Competition. His efforts earned him a "Fan Favorite" award from Lifetime Fitness—and the $2,000 travel voucher prize that came with it. Morud, the owner of TruNorth Painting and a father of a 3-year-old boy and six-month-old daughter, had always been overweight, thanks to bad …
Eagan professionals share their expertise behind maintaining New Year’s resolutions
It's that time of year again. Time for setting goals and making New Year's resolutions. The question remains: how do you hold yourself accountable throughout the year? A few professionals in the Eagan community weigh in. FINANCES Old Goal: Save all my money. Never spend another penny again. Andrew Spaanem, a financial representative in the metro who generally works with younger, newly married couples said, "The insurance and investment world is so vast that it's hard for people to demystify what is appropriate, available and possible for them." When Spaanem first meets with a client, he finds that a majority are looking for direction on how much they should be saving for specific goals and what vehicles are the most efficient for each …