In my journey to be fit I am constantly reminded that losing is usually good. All the work is paying off and I am getting healthier. On Father’s Day I am reminded I am not just doing this for me. I am doing this for those around me. Being fit means I will get to enjoy more things with my family. I am no longer going to let those chances slip by…time is short and we need to live each day to its fullest.
My Dad didn’t get many chances with me like I have with my boys as he passed before I even really knew him. He didn’t see me play baseball. He didn’t see me move from being a boy to a man. In his absence I was lucky to have a lot of strong people around me to guide me through my early years (Mom, sister, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and more).
Losing my father wasn’t a good thing. I look back at times and wonder how things would have been different. I take pride in knowing I look like my father. Many tell me I also act a lot like him. I have realized that makes people feel good that they can remember my Dad through me. It is a constant reminder to me that I am my fathers son.
I believe I got my will to never quit from my Dad and my Mom. So when I feel like I don’t want to workout or I want to eat that extra cookie I remember those around me that are supporting me to be fit. I remember those that need me. I also remember my Dad and for what I believe he would stand for and that is to never give up.
Decide to dominate!
Old TLoe = 282 lbs / New TLoe = 244.5 lbs