Throughout my journey I have battled mental hurdles that played large roles in hindering my progress. At times I have found success, others have been met with learning experiences. I have come to the realization that over the course of the last 5 months I have seen gains in strength & speed however I have lost the gains made in stamina and made no real progress with regard to body fat percentage and weight loss. I want to be very clear here, I am not done with this journey. I have not met my goal. When this all started, I would have been ecstatic to be where I am today, but I have changed. My outlook on life has changed. Hell, I would go so far as to say that my overall direction in life has drastically changed. Over these last 5 months there have been many highs and lows. Life has set in and the real world came knocking. My wife and I have worked hard to be each other’s support systems, it’s not easy because we also know that life outside of our health carries a large burden on each other’s shoulders. It’s an ongoing journey to maintain balance with regard to work, health and life. Please don’t be fooled by my success, this isn’t an easy process!
Why do you think I have not met my goal?
If you know me personally, or follow me at all you would know it has nothing to do with work ethic in the gym, I often workout 2 hours each day if not more. While I have made significant strides with my addiction to food, I still have some major hurdles to work on. Food itself is not my problem. I am still in the process of rewiring my brain to not need food for comfort, but rather see my relationship with food as a source of fuel. I recently came to the realization that I have spent the last 5 months doing something, a lot of something – for absolutely nothing! I have spent countless hours in the gym, hours that could have been spent with my family. I have spent hundreds if not thousands of dollars on fitness and health related items and for what? – Nothing!!! I have not a soul to blame other than myself. I was not ready for the next level, I was not ready to truly make the biggest change in my life… Truth is metaphorically speaking, I was playing a game with no plan, strategy or playbook. I had and still have all the tools at my fingertips to ensure success. I let valuable knowledge, insight, and coaching go in one ear and out the other. I remember a time when I introduced Mario 2.0 – that all came about when I found FNS, and my journey took a change that would get me to the next level… I would argue that I have achieved what I wanted out of Mario 2.0 and its time for the next generation to be released (sorry for the tacky metaphor).
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