How did I get here?
I’ve been thinking that a lot today. In April of 2011 I had completed a full round of the original P90X and was feeling great. I lost about 30 pounds, had a six pack, could do pull ups for days….it was an amazing feeling. Like most people though, life got in the way. Family and career were all first. Not me. While I am completely fine with that I am doing a disservice to all of them. It’s wrong for me to be this unhealthy for my wife…this unhealthy for my kids….this unhealthy for my employees. They are not getting the full me. They all deserve better. They deserve to have me at my best.
I have to change the way my mind thinks about my health. By staying healthy I am serving my family better. It’s not about me, it’s about them. I am leading my family by example. I am showing them how to be healthy.
The path I have been on the last 2 years is destructive for myself and potentially destructive for my family. I have to show my kids how to be healthy. Me doing that could potentially lengthen their lives and their quality of life. I know my beautiful wife deserves a better me too.
So tomorrow, when I pop the first P90X3 DVD in, it will be for Sonya, Neely and Taylor. I’m ready. They’re ready. Let’s go!