It's tough when you take that look in the mirror one day and realize just how far you've fallen from where you should be. I had a series of 'things' happen to me in the past few months that have really forced me to reassess who I am physically and mentally. I look back and I can't believe I've let myself get so fat, so out of shape.
I was in extraordinary shape at one time. A master fitness trainer in the Army, a competitive 10K runner, raced bikes, serious martial artist and a personal trainer. But slowly it all slipped away. I got married, I slowed down, I became sedentary. Not overnight as I look back, just one piece at a time, one day at a time. And now, almost 18 years since my last serious physical event, I am saddened by what is looking back at me in the mirror.
So I have to change what I don't like. All that knowledge and training I had when I was younger is going to be put back to work transforming this body. And as I learn all the new theories, techniques, and approaches to fitness and nutrition, I will incorporate those into the daily routine and a new lifestyle.