In January 2011 I made a decision that transformed my life. I decided that I would not accept the future that lay ahead of me. I would not accept that I was worthless, useless and destined to be morbidly obese until the day I died (most likely prematurely).
I took the small step that I always advocate of becoming more active.
It has served me well. I lost considerable weight, gained prestigious roles and enjoyed experiences that money couldn’t buy. More importantly, I gained confidence and despite a few bumps, I was healthier and happier.
It is now January 2015 and it is time for another decision. For the past two years I have accepted that I’ll never be athletic looking. Sure, I am very active and lead the life of a try athlete, but I’ll never grace the cover of Men’s Health.
This blog is filled with the activities I try and I often celebrate the fact that I am not the fastest nor the most skilled. I try and I don’t care. Except, that I do.
I do care that I’m slow and not as fit or strong as I should or want to be. I do care that despite losing 150 lbs that I am STILL obese. I had accepted that I was fat and fit, which you will know isn’t such a bad thing, if you also read my Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine blogs.
I started this blog to chart my journey and somewhere along the road I stopped progressing, I stopped believing that anything was possible. I stopped believing in myself.
It’s time I started to believe again and it’s time to take a new direction and to take the next step.
In 2015 I will complete my transformation, starting with the next twelve weeks. Starting today, I will participate in the USN Body Makeover Challenge and each week, you will be able to follow my progress here, via the SFN Expo and at Man V Fat.
It’s time to go from fat and fit to simply fit. And with the Paris Marathon also in twelve weeks, I have extra motivation.