“A picture is worth a thousand words.” – said someone who doesn’t like reading.
For the past several years, I’ve been on a two-part quest. Part One: Find a new topic to write about and revive my blogging habit. Part Two: Improve my physical shape. These objectives have now converged. I’ve decided to restart my blog with a new focus: Telling my weight loss story from the past year and a half. I plan to post once or twice a week for as long as I have stories to tell.
So Why Are You Doing This?
Because I like telling stories.
Oh sure, I have other reasons too. I understand the struggles and insecurities that come with being overweight—so for people who want to make a change (big or small), I believe my example has value. Particularly because I feel like I’ve made enough progress to make my story credible—nobody wants to hear from someone who talks but lacks results. Plus, I want to continue developing my own writing style, so blogging regularly will help me do that. But mostly, I believe storytelling is the most effective way to share and receive information. So whether you find this helpful, entertaining or whatever, I hope it’s valuable in some way.
What This Blog Is NOT
This isn’t going to be a “typical” fitness blog. I’m not going to detail different chest workouts, post-gym meal recipes or the best unknown running paths in San Francisco. Plenty of other people write about that stuff and do it better than I could—a Google search will yield what you want.
Rather, this blog is going to be about my experience. Not because I believe my way is the best or only way to achieve results. I can only speak to what’s worked for me—but given that I’m just a regular dude, I believe what I’ve done is attainable for most people too.
This blog is a living, breathing entity. Not literally of course, but I don’t claim anything written here will work for everyone or work at all. It’s worked for me. And it’s entirely possible some stuff I write in one spot will contradict something else I say. I don’t aim for this to happen, but it’s possible. However, I believe the core tenets underlying this blog will always remain constant: hard work, discipline and an appropriate mindset will help you achieve what you want. No shortcuts. Long-term thinking. And believing in yourself, most of all.