Sacrifices Must Be Made to Lose Weight
I’ve made sacrifices along the way to shed 136 pounds.
My family has made sacrifices, as well. When I went to the gym at night at the beginning of this journey, I left my wife and newborn home. Sometimes, they’d be asleep when I left at 9 or so. Sometimes, my wife say goodbye to me as I walked out the door.
It’s not easy trading quality family time with a cold, empty gym.
I still make a big sacrifice today going to the gym at 5 AM — sleep. I could get another two hours of sleep every single morning if I didn’t wake up to go to the gym. It’s an investment, though. While my health isn’t at risk like it was at 344 pounds, my wife and I know that if I didn’t start going to the gym two years ago and lost that weight I would be dead decades before I “should” be. Missing an hour of family time yesterday was worth another couple of decades on my life. Not only will I live longer, but obviously my quality of life has improved in ways I couldn’t even have imagined.
Getting married, becoming a daddy, losing weight — three best things I’ve ever done.
To gain something, you’ve got to give something up to earn it. An hour of television every day (or watch it while working out!), family time, sleep, video games, something, as every goal in life has a price. You have to pay it.
By giving a little though, I gained everything.