Enough is enough. Obviously, it didn’t all happen at once. Bad choice after bad choice, day by day, week by week, pound by pound…it all added up. And now I’m here at the tipping point: Mad at myself for allowing my health to get this far off track, yet full of excuses for why it happened.
I’m sure I’m not the only one out there going through this. So here goes:
My name is Daniel, and I have successfully gained weight….again!
I think the first step is to admit that there is a problem, right?
They say writing down everything you eat holds you accountable. I decided to blog about my journey to redemption in hopes that it may be of some interest to at least a couple of people, while encouraging others with the struggle that is sooooo real! I figure a blog will hold the same truths with the added bonus of additional judging eyes when I’m salivating over that slice of pizza.
So here’s a little background on Yours Truly:
My well-developed excuses:
As a former teacher, I got set in a schedule that was easy to predict. It was easy for me to be healthy when I wanted to. I had a set schedule for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I knew what times were available to workout, and I usually did what I had to do to maintain a certain state of fitness. Those times are long gone. I left my teaching position to pursue my dream of being an entrepreneur and since then I feel as though I have been busier than ever.
My day usually starts around 6am and by the time I get to bed It is about 12am (I’m writing this at 2:57am on a Saturday night). The inbetween is the fun part. I am co-owner of PFK-1 (www.pfk1.co), launching a coworking space in a couple of months, husband to a beautiful wife, father to an amazing (almost four-year-old) son, part-time photographer, part-time pharmaceutical rep for a compound pharmacy, and the list goes on…
Am I busy? Yes. Too busy to make my health a priority? Never again.
It’s cliche, but this health thing has to be a lifestyle. Diet and exercise cannot be an afterthought if this is going to work. Instead, I now resolve to make it my priority.
I will be blogging about my journey over the next couple of months; I hope that you will join me in sharing your successes and failures along the way to a healthier you in 2015. Health, rather than weight, is my primary goal, but I’m sure the 30 pound mark is a realistic expectation of where I should be.
Now that I got that off my chest, I’m ready to go. If you can relate, join me. You’re not alone.