I was just looking around at some pictures and I came across a picture of me racing back in 2004. That was my second year racing but my first year in Sport. At the time I was struggling to just finish. My goal was typically to just not be last. It was tough for me since the year before I raced beginner and I did six races and won all six. Looking back I should have moved up earlier but didn't. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to finish the longer sport races. I'm pretty sure I was right.
Anyway, here are the pictures from 2004 and a current picture side by side. I still need to lose another ten pounds or so but I can tell a huge difference. What's bad is that after the picture was taken in 2004 I still gained another 15 pounds or so.