Epic Honduras Journey

I’m back from my epic journey to Honduras. But I am not sure I want to be.

My time in Honduras was amazing. The group of folks that went down with me were the diggity and the kids at the children’s home were incredible. We were also introduced to the other aspects of the ministry which included an inner-city school, a day-care for over 250 children, an adult education program, and a community micro-finance program. I will post more about it in a couple of days on one of my other blogs (Black As Storm) if you are interested in hearing more about the trip from the spiritual and serving side.

But since this is a blog about weight loss and fitness, I will try and stay on topic. Try.

So here is the news. I had no idea how I was going to exercise while I was in Honduras, but I knew that I was going to try. Food was a bit easier to control because I took a lot of my own, and there were lots of fresh fruits to be had there.  But what was I going to do for exercise? Running was out of the question because leaving the guest house gates was a bit on the dangerous side.  Good thing I studied up on body weight exercises before I left. Also I had a couple of good friends who said they would get up and work out with me.

So instead of making you read all about what I did to make sure I had a bit of exercise, I will let you watch! That is right. I have produced my first video. Oh, lawd. You finally get to see what I look like and sound like live. Hmmm. I wonder how many followers I will lose after this one…

Without further ado, here is the me you have heard so much about…

Not too shabby. But is 5 minutes “really short”? Well it’s not like you were doing anything important anyway.

Check this out. I have some interesting motivation to lose more weight now that I am back. Several of the kids referred to me as “el gordo.” That means the “fat guy.” It’s true. I would be lying if I said it didn’t hurt my feelings. I mean after 80 pounds lost I am still the fat guy. Oh well. Kids say the darndest things. I still love them all.

So anyway, I got in some great exercise. I ate VERY well. I met some great people. I was blessed by some beautiful children. I had some spiritual refreshment (incredibly refreshing). And I found a ministry that I will support from now until.

It was a great time and I cannot wait to go back. Here are just a couple of other reasons I will never forget this trip:







Peace, love, serve.




8 comments to Epic Honduras Journey

  • Molly Nitka
    Twitter: MollyMFNitka

    That’s so cool! Glad you back safe and sound. I really want to do something like that in the near future.

  • AlexandraFunFit
    Twitter: AlexandraFunFit

    Great job, both on the mission and the exercise. Clever, making Brian do much of the work!

  • Crystal

    Don’t be hurt, Hank! You look great, you did great work, and you had a great time. In America, no guy who looks like you would be “El Gordo”. I think most of the folks in Honduras must just be really skinny, so if you’re any bigger in comparison, you get the label. Next time you go back, you’ll be tipo flaco (and I don’t speak Spanish, so I used an online translator, so forgive me if that says something rude or nonsensical)! Keep up the great work- you’re being very inspirational to a lot of us!

  • Jan

    I thought this was a great post, and I really like the video- nice production skillz! Glad you had such an amazing time.

  • Nice, body weight routines FTW!

  • Marianne

    I love your blog and look forward to reading them. I think your video is amazing and just goes to show you don’t need a gym membership to lose weight. Good luck!

  • Amber Hanna Forbes


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