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Tri Challenge/Scott:  Seeing changes and feeling ready
Scott Zahn poses with two of his trainers, Corey Kunzer and Regan Kust.
August 4th, 2011
03:12 PM ET

Tri Challenge/Scott: Seeing changes and feeling ready

Since January, six iReporters have been training in the Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge. We’re following along as they prepare to compete alongside Dr. Sanjay Gupta in the August 7 Nautica NYC Triathlon.  During their last week before the race, we asked each of them the following questions: What's the biggest change you've seen in yourself since kick-off weekend? What are your personal goals for the tri?"

This weekend, "Sanjay Gupta, M.D." will be live from New York at 7:30 a.m. ET Saturday and Sunday. Watch the culmination of our team's training

"Dr Zahn, are you alright?"
"You look so different. I hope you're not sick."
"I barely recognized you."

Since kickoff weekend I get to hear comments like this every day. Physically I look like a different guy. I have lost about 60 pounds, dropped 6 inches off my waist, and gone from XXL to L in shirt size. I continue to be amazed at the physical changes in my appearance. I actually have muscles! I knew they were there, but I can actually see them now, not a bunch of flab and fat. These changes bring along other changes. All of the clothes that I wore a year ago are either at Goodwill or shoved to the back of the closet. Workout clothes that I bought before Atlanta are gathering dust as they haven’t been worn in months because they are too big. Clothes that I bought for Hawaii don’t fit anymore. I am sure that all my friends and co-workers are getting sick of seeing the same clothes.

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Tri Challenge/Stasia: I don't make excuses anymore
August 4th, 2011
12:04 PM ET

Tri Challenge/Stasia: I don't make excuses anymore

Since January, six iReporters have been training in the Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge. We’re following along as they prepare to compete alongside Dr. Sanjay Gupta in the August 7 Nautica NYC Triathlon.  During their last week before the race, we asked each of them the following questions: What's the biggest change you've seen in yourself since kick-off weekend? What are your personal goals for the tri?"

This weekend, "Sanjay Gupta, M.D." will be live from New York at 7:30 a.m. ET Saturday and Sunday. Watch the culmination of our team's training

We all make excuses why we can’t do something. I’m too busy, I’m not a runner, I’ve got to make dinner, I’ve had a long day at work, etc.

Before signing up for the CNN Fit Nation Triathlon Challenge, I made excuses. Some of them were partially true; others were nothing but cop-outs for my laziness and fear of failure. It’s easy to procrastinate and say, “I’ll go work out tomorrow." It’s much harder to buckle down and get it done.

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Are you an exhibitionist?
August 4th, 2011
07:47 AM ET

Are you an exhibitionist?

Ian Kerner, a sexuality counselor and New York Times best-selling author, blogs about sex on Thursdays on The Chart. Read more from him at his website, GoodInBed.

Are you an exhibitionist? Maybe even a little bit of one? Have you ever fooled around in the backseat of a taxi, or gotten it on at your parents’ house, or made out in an elevator or stairwell, or enjoyed some great sex amidst the great outdoors?

In my experience as a sexuality counselor, exhibitionism tops the list of frequent fantasies for both men and women and is also the inner desire that couples are most likely to translate into action. So what is it about being potentially caught in the act that’s such a turn-on?
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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.

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