December 9th, 2009
01:03 PM ET

At the Crossroads of a Decision

By Matt Sloane
CNN Fit Nation Producer

There are a few times in life when you're faced with a decision that could change the course of your life forever. Which college do I attend? What career is right for me? Should I marry that person?

If you're not so healthy, feeling a little overweight, maybe your blood pressure is high... here’s one of those life-changing opportunities!

Here’s your chance to get a six-month training program. We'll give you the trainer, we'll give you the nutrition guidance, and we'll give you all of tools you need to change your life. At the end of this six-month period, you're going to be a different person! You will have lost a few, if not several pounds. You will have gained endurance, strength and muscle; and you will be jumping into the Hudson River next July.

Why? Because you will be competing in the New York City Triathlon. Intrigued? It gets better! Dr. Sanjay Gupta will be training right alongside you!

Five months ago, Sanjay committed to getting into the best shape of his life by the time he turned 40. Well, the big birthday came, and he was in tip-top shape. Now he's vowed to stay in good shape for the rest of his life – and the quest starts with the New York City Tri.

If you want to sign up, go to CNN.com/Fitnation, and share your story with us. Are you 40 or even 50? We want you! Are you overweight and have never run a mile in your life? We want you! Who knows? It might be a decision that changes your life forever!

About this blog

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.