Bring Everything or Give Nothing
Some might call me a little obesessive, but I’m an all or nothing kind of guy.
If I do something, I try to do it well. Work, play, serious, silly, it doesn’t matter. I think everyone should find out what they’re good at it in life and become the absolute best at it. That doesn’t mean you don’t try new things, that simply means whatever you try you do so wholeheartedly.
While it doesn’t matter too much in the grand scheme of things, I try to be the best I can be at softball. I don’t like to miss practice, I read as much as I can about techniques/strategies when playing my position, and finally I make sure I’m equipped with the tools I need to do my job when I show up to do it.
Softball isn’t so serious, but I still give it my all. Some things do require more serious attention, though.
I’m not happy with my body. I’m not. It may sound ungrateful after accomplishing something so many others would like to already, but I worked hard to lose this weight and wasn’t handed anything. There’s nothing wrong with demanding and expecting more. I worked to lose the first 144 pounds and I’ll have to work even harder to earn anything that comes after it.
I’ve given up a lot of the foods I ate just a few weeks ago. I’m eating a lot more protein, a good amount of carbs, and healthy fats. I want to build a lot of muscles. I want biceps that look like they’re suffocating. I’m making a plan (which I’ll share!) to build a body I can feel proud of revealing at the beach. I feel and look deflated right now, weighing less but still with a lot of body fat.
That’s all going to change.
I’m not going to just try my best and hope it all works out. I’m carefully and methodically plotting to make sure everything I do in the kitchen and gym puts me closer to reaching my end goals. No junk food binges on the weekend. No days in the gym where I’m on “cruise control.”
I’m prepared to work for the next year to build something amazing.
I’m going to bring everything. Will you?