Laying in my bed, 4:30pm, T.V. on, and no energy, but to think about what type of junk food I could drown my sorrows in next.
The misery of being severely overweight-it permeated almost every aspect of my life. I remember thinking to myself, that I could do so much more, have so much more, and be so much more, if I could only lose the weight.
And hey- I get it…When you’re sitting there in a heap of junk food and despair; it’s hard to find the motivation to do much of anything.
But I will tell you, that if you can, there’s an entire world out there just waiting to be experienced.
There’s a whole life waiting to be lived.
I’m not a motivational speaker, and I won’t try to pretend like this is a motivational post from a ‘guru’. But over the course of many years, being so overweight, I lost so much precious life, and I really hope others won’t do what I did.
On the flip side, in only the past several years, I’ve been able to do amazing things- a couple mudruns with friends, a 5 mile Turkey Trot in downtown Cleveland with my wife, a tight-knit group of friends from CrossFit, not to mention, a competition and many parties to go with it. Better sex, and more intimacy with my wife, bike rides, 5k street runs, and the satisfaction with myself to reconnect with an amazing college buddy that I would have previously been too self-conscious to hang out with.
The point of what I’m saying is, there’s a whole life out there for you to squander, or live to the fullest.
Which are you choosing for today?