Seems she was creeping through my Facebook page and came across the pic, which was taken a little less than four years ago.
I’d lost 50 lbs at that point, and was feeling very good about myself. I was running, going to the gym, lifting weights, eating healthy, and enjoying life.
My anonymous friend was a big fan of the photo, and I was obviously flattered.
I was also disappointed, though, because the pic reminded me that I’d let all that hard work go to waste. It took a great deal of time, effort, sweat, and self control to shed so much weight, and I can’t believe I’ve put it all back on again.
How stupid can someone so smart be, Modern Philosophers?
Rather than beat myself up about my “personal growth”, I’ve made it my goal to get back to that weight again.
This is week three of my new focus on wellness, and I was up at the crack of dawn to get in a three mile run, do some sit ups, and lift weights before work.
I’ve been eating so much better, making better use of my time, and I already feel my confidence growing as my waistline slowly shrinks.
I know it’s going to be a long battle to get back to that healthier version of me, but it’s a fight I’m willing to take on at this point in my life. I’m not getting any younger, despite all my experiments, but it’s still possible for me to feel younger by whipping my lazy butt into shape.
Sure, my days are longer because I have to wake up so early to get in a run before work, but I am accomplishing so much more.
The thing is, I’m not just looking to get my body into shape. My mood needs to improve, I need a rosier outlook, and I simply need to lighten up a little. I take everything far too seriously, and I need to enjoy life a hell of a lot more.
In every properly written screenplay, there is an instigating event that sets the story in motion and propels the plot forward. A few weeks ago, that event happened in my life, and everything has changed.
My commitment to a better me is stronger than it’s ever been, I’m feeling positive, and the dark clouds have been exiled so I can spend my days dancing in the sun.
I’ve turned my frown, and my life, upside down and I am loving the results.
Sure, I wouldn’t mind being the guy depicted in any of these photos again, but I’m more looking forward to being a version of me no one has ever met yet.
Hope you don’t mind being dragged along on this journey, Modern Philosophers!
Being positive is contagious. I’m positive you’ll follow me on Pinterest!