I remember the first time someone called me fat. They said it jokingly, but you know there is always some truth in humor. When I looked in the mirror I didn’t seem fat, but I look at myself in the mirror every single day (just like you, right?) so I didn’t notice anything.

Then I saw some pictures of myself and instead of smiling at the awesomeness I kept on being drawn to my midsection.

My stomach.

My gut.

My belly.

It was like a new roommate moved into my body and didn’t pay any rent. I was always active when I was younger and my metabolism worked pretty fast so I just figured it would take me a month or two to get rid of it.

But it stayed and hasn’t gone anywhere since.

Thrive/Strive is my journey to being able to look at myself in the mirror and know I’m doing what’s best for me. It means I’m not making the excuse that I’m too tired, sick, or busy to improve myself.

My wife and brother are waaaaay ahead of me, but that won’t last long. I’m coming for them.

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