Emotional changes are to be expected with any drastic life change that someone goes through. Loosing over 200 pounds is a rebirth in a sense. A life that was once a dream is now very real and present. Along with the success of the scale comes baggage that can outweigh the number 452 that I once saw. Recently, I have experienced a metaphorical roller coaster of cork screws and loop to loops. Losing the weight seems like the easy part at this point. The rebirth that I spoke of has crossed over into all facets of my life. I find myself questioning my career choices, don’t get me wrong I truly love what I do but lately feel like I am capable of much more. My relationship with my wife is the one constant that has only seemed to improve. I sometimes keep feelings of frustration regarding my changes bottled up. That has the potential to lead to arguments and tension. I do my best to open up to my wife and I would hope that anyone who takes a journey like I have has a person to talk with about things. I try to be an active coach/mentor/inspiration to those who struggle with obesity but am very fearful that I will be viewed as standing on a soapbox. Helping others to make significant life changes has become a passion. I am just a normal guy, doing normal things- nothing more.
That recent metaphorical roller coaster ride I talked about has me constantly questioning my goals and evaluating my intentions. My Coach & Mentor Brian Nunez has put it best and this truly has resonated with me. So I thought I would share this video here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zlp-Q4KFQkA When I first saw it, it inspired me but as time went on it made me think more and more about what my purpose is and what do I want to accomplish in life. It invoked deep feelings that once were blocked with other emotions related to being obese. I have an amazing family that deserves so much from me and now I am able to provide. There was a time that I lacked drive mostly due to lack of energy. That energy is back and my mind has changed. I challenge each and all of you to look at your life and evaluate the road you travel. Define your purpose and figure out WHY you seek what you do. Such a simple concept can have such a powerful effect. As always if you have any questions or ideas you would like to run across me please feel free to email direct at Mario@sheddingounces.net.
Until Next Time – Warrior, Training for Wildflower