A New Years Resolution from a Big Guy

I know what you are thinking. You read this title and probably thought, “Oh great, another new years resolution from an overweight person.” Well I’d like to say this isn’t just about my weight, it’s about living life.

All my life I’ve struggled with my weight and all my life I’ve wanted to be in a position where I felt more confident in who I was. I always felt that it was my weight that was holding me back but that wasn’t it.


I started searching my feelings about what it was that Brad truly wanted. It dawned on me, I wanted to live life just like everyone else. I didn’t want to worry about what others thought of me. I didn’t want to be looked at as the big guy.

This whole time I’ve been concerned with what others thought of me rather than letting my actions and the people that truly know me, speak for who I am. I was concerned about what others perception of my outward appearance was.

I told myself that my personality and character is something that I have going for me. So what if I’m the big guy and overweight?

Then I saw this photo of my youngest looking up at me. I favorited this photo on my iPhone and have continued to look at it every day. It inspired me to be better. I have 3 children and a wife to take care of. Being a good person with good character isn’t going to help anyone or my family if I’m gone.

So being overweight is an issue, but it doesn’t have to limit me as a person or where I want to go.

This year is different. This year I’m going into 2016 with a mission to be myself, be the man God made me to be. Put God and my family first, eat healthier meals, stay active, do anything I want and be exactly who I was called to be.


My new years resolution is simple. Be a better Brad.