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Wayne’s Bio – Sun & Ski Sports Cycling Slim Down

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I graduated from Cypress Creek High School in 1996 with the explicit intention to wear a suit and tie every day of my life and make millions of dollars (like my idol at the time, Bill Gates) complete with a Hiram of Playboy Bunnies, by the time I was 30. I set off to earn a Bachelor of Business degree in Management Information Systems at the University of Texas in Austin. I had the time of my life! I was a Resident Assistant at a dormitory (of course I was the “Cool” RA), and a member of the top ranked UT Speech and Debate Team. I know that sounds nerdy, but it taught me to think on my feet and make stuff up to future bosses to make myself look good.

I am from a close-knit Catholic family, which has always been very important to me. I have two loving parents, who have been married for over 38 years! My two older brothers combined were my all-power nemesis growing up, but now they are some of my best friends. My mom, regardless of where she worked, always made sure she was home by 6 to cook dinner. I used to remember when eating out was a treat, and eating in was boring. Now, I wish things were reversed in my life, as a home-cooked meal is hard to come by. Dad taught me good old fashioned values, both personal and financial. “Gas”, he said “will never be above one dollar. If it is, I’ll just walk!” As of now, dad drives a truck.

My hobbies include going to Best Buy every 3 months to figure out what new useless gadgets are on the market, surfing the internet, and card and board games. I am usually unable to find anyone who would prefer games over a movie or bar-hopping, but when I do, I have a blast playing. I tried amateur stand-up comedy a few times, and even got booed the first time I ever attempted it. That didn’t stop me, though. I continue to write new material for performances about once a year. I have friends all over the country, and enjoy meeting up whenever possible. It’s funny, because the closest friends I have are the ones I see 3 times a year, but are the ones I can most easily start a conversation with.

I currently work for Waste Management in Downtown Houston in the IT Department as a Systems Deployment Coordinator.., but don’t ask me about exactly what my job title means… I think its random words put together to form a glorified title to make me feel better about myself to justify paying me less. No, I’m kidding. Unlike most people my age, I have been at the same company for almost 7 years, and every day is a new challenge and adventure. Almost everyone I work with is my friend, inside and outside of work. It’s a great work environment fit for me.

I met Anna 6 years ago through a mutual friend. We became close about 2 years ago, when she said we needed to be more active. I purchased a Haro bike from Sun and Ski Sports and began riding immediately. My first time out at Memorial Park, we rode 10 miles. And I felt that 10 miles in my groin for the next week. I always thought the bikers wore bike shorts because it made them look cool, not because they were padded. Boy was I wrong! I went back to Sun and Ski, purchased bike shorts and a Camel Pack, and I was good to go. Anna and I rode in about 5 bicycle rallies that Spring, and continued to do so the year after. Unfortunately, we never exercised outside of the Saturdays for those rallies, and never rode in enough rallies to lose a significant amount of weight.

This year, when I turned 30, I took stock of my life, decided it was good, and wanted to continue living life. I don’t want potential health ailments relating to obesity to take my life away from me. With Anna as my work out partner, I look forward to conquering my weight demons and living a healthy, active lifestyle. We have decided that we will do whatever it takes to ride in the MS 150. It’s a remarkable cause for charity. Every mile pedaled equals not only a healthier heartbeat, but valuable dollars to research the cure for Multiple Sclerosis.

I became aware of the disease from a friend’s daughter, who was diagnosed with MS 4 years ago at the age of 19. Steph lives a healthy lifestyle, is a good person, and still she has the random disease of MS. She began riding in the MS 150 3 years ago, and is a true champion for the cause. Steph does everything she can with medication, exercise, and diet to fight the effects on a daily basis. Her resilience is, and will always be, an inspiration to me. I hope that, with the help of Sun and Ski, I can both lose weight as well as raise money for a great organization to help the hundreds of thousands of Americans living with MS.

As you can tell from my biography, I have always wanted big things in life, just not a big waist. I didn’t get that million dollars, nor am I followed around by “hot chicks”, but I would not change a minute of my life. I am, after all, funny and fat. But I really want to be fit!



10 Comments on “Wayne’s Bio – Sun & Ski Sports Cycling Slim Down”

  1. #1 Jordan
    on Jan 7th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    Go, Wayne, Go!!! You’re gonna do great! You’re inspiring me to pull my bike out of the garage!

  2. #2 kim
    on Jan 8th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    hi there wayne, i actually met anna through a mutual friend as well and from what i have learned she is a sweet person. i too have been “fluffy” for the most part of my life but have recently lost a good amount of weight, thanks to God! i just want to wish you and anna the best of luck and to also say that with God all things are possible! you have the right mindset and personality..nothing good happens without hard work…btw i find what you are doing an inspiration-thanks!

  3. #3 Donna
    on Jan 8th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Wayne you are an inspiration! You did a great job on Fox 26 and on your Bio. Don’t give up on the Stand Up–You are a funny guy. I wish you and Anna the best on your goals to be fit. You both have given me more inspirational fuel to stay on the road towards my goals for fitness too!

  4. #4 Ryan
    on Jan 14th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Wayne – You’re killing me bro ……… You are killing

    DB ALL THE WAY

  5. #5 Jarita McCully
    on Jan 23rd, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Hey wayne!!! lol (wayne is my friend…) Good luck, and word to your mother.

  6. #6 Summer Lacy
    on Feb 8th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Wayne, you rock, my friend!

  7. #7 Amy Sitz
    on Feb 10th, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Wayne, Uncle Dave and I are very proud of you. Keep up the good work–when it is all over, we want to invite you over for a home-baked meal!

  8. #8 JRH
    on Feb 10th, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Wayne,

    If I see you again at another ride, will you please autograph my bike? We can’t wait to see you on The Great Raise Houston on Channel 11, starting on Feb. 21st @ 7:00pm!!! http://www.thegreatraise.com

    How’s that for a plug?
    Your cous.in.law,
    –JRH

  9. #9 Nicole
    on Feb 10th, 2009 at 10:48 am

    What up Cuz!! You are doing a great job. Keep the updates coming!

  10. #10 Pam Brown
    on Feb 12th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Wayne.

    Break a leg!!!!!!!!

    Pam

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