Hi, welcome to Day 14 of my six pack abs challenge!
This isn’t all about me getting back the body I had in my early twenties (although some of it is), it’s much more about me getting myself back.
My thirties really took a chunk out of me and somehow it changed me, and not all for the better.
Certain aspects of my life took their toll and I ended up getting much heavier than I wanted to be.
Those were some tough years too. Tough because I knew I was too heavy, I knew I didn’t like it and I tried to do something about it but failed – several times.
Along with all the other stuff you have to deal with during your thirties, like promotions at work, the arrival of beautiful but life changing babies and the death of loved ones, your health and fitness starts to slip.
And it becomes an almost constant reminder of just how tough life can be – especially when you start to notch up weightloss failure after weight loss failure.
I always felt that if I could control this part of my life I could do better with th rest.
And the fact that I couldn’t didn’t do much for my confidence.
When I started losing weight this time around, it felt different, and the more progress I made the better I felt. It’s kind of a self perpetuating thing.
Taking control of this one aspect of my life has made a huge difference to the way I think and feel.
I mentioned at the top that this is about getting myself back, because I want you to know that’s a life changer… because when you know who you are again, when you like yourself again, you can come out from self-imposed isolation, start giving yourself to other people and spread a little happiness.
I hope you’re doing well with your own diet, I’d love to hear how you’re doing.
Weight loss pictures:
This is what my wife got for Valentine’s day this year:
And this is what she got for Valentines day last year:
I’m kidding, of course. I gave her flowers ‘n’ stuff!
Read more about my diet: