SO…. I tell you all that, to tell you this. My goal for 2014 is to live my passion. I want to become a trainer so I can coach and inspire others to improve their lives through fitness. Several months ago I reached out to those who have helped me for guidance on where to start this process. I am happy to say that I have got the ball rolling! When my journey started, I didn’t know it would bring me to the mental and physical place I am in today. I started my blog as a way to chronicle my mental state throughout my journey. I quickly found that my actions along with words inspired others. That was not my original intent, but it happened. As time progressed and my new life introduced me to more and more people, some seeking assistance with weight loss and others who have walked that road already I found a true urge to help others. I have a strong passion for helping others. I have an even stronger passion for helping others change their lives. I have walked in the shoes of a 452 pound man, I don’t ever want to live that life again and I want to do whatever I can to provide necessary guidance to those who are willing to put in the effort to make the necessary changes needed to live a healthier life. If I woke up every day and my “job” was coaching people, helping them to reach their potential, helping them to understand that they are capable far beyond their own expectations then I could never call that work. It would never just be a job, it would be my life’s work, my passion in living form. I feel like now, finally after everything I have gone through… this life I now live all happened for this reason. I have no doubt that that I will be successful. I have the support of my wife and family and this is the next step in my life and journey. I realize that there are lots of things that I need to do prior to coaching or assisting others and have started the process of educating myself in the necessary areas and plan to continue that education all through the year and my life. I am very blessed to have the support of my family, friends and mentors along this journey and I am beyond certain this will be a successful endeavor because this is my passion.