Why Isn't My Body Perfect Yet?

Why Isn't My Body Perfect Yet?

I know it’s not considered the most masculine thing in the world to talk about insecurities. If you’re like me, it’s more comfortable to pretend like you have it all together. Especially online, where you’ll be open to more criticism than you typically would face to face. Regardless, I want to share one thing I’ve struggled with most of my adult life.

I’m talking about body image and perception. I know for the most part you see women talking about this stuff, but it’s a real thing for men too.

For the last 10 years I’ve felt like some part of my body could use work. That if I could just get bigger muscles or lose more weight, people would finally accept me.

How do You Respond to Failure?

How do You Respond to Failure?

The question in this post's title plagued me most of last month. Midway through the month I hit a plateau in weight loss and I didn’t feel like working out.

I even skipped some time dieting and exercising because I was frustrated by missing workouts the week before.

It’s a slippery slope when you let failure get to you.

It may seem silly, but I feel accountable when I write a blog and even more so when I don’t follow through the way I intend. After a week of rest I re-accessed my goals and had to make a decision.

The way I saw it, I had two options.

Getting Fit at Home

Getting Fit at Home

Last month I got serious about fitness again. I went to the gym 2-3 times a week and tried to stay true to the keto diet. I cheated on the diet a few times and I definitely didn’t eat the same thing every day like I planned. I still think that is a good strategy for me, but my wife joined me and she likes variety; so I ended up mixing it up more than I originally intended.

Since mid-October I’ve lost twenty-five pounds total and I can see a significant change in my physique and the way I feel. Last month I lost ten pounds. My goal is to lose ten more pounds this month. (Not just water weight)

New Year's Resolution

New Year's Resolution

I’ve decided to start writing about a variety of things I’m passionate about instead of only focusing on the “Christian” aspect of my life. I try to make Christianity the foundation or “lens” that I base everything else on, and fitness is no different. 

So, in this section I’m going to share my fitness journey with you guys.

I’ve been working out for years, but I haven’t focused on scheduling and eating healthy in a long time. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to change that. I’ll share my workout and diet plan below and you can join me if you’d like. I’ll update this blog on the process throughout and hopefully I can get back to feeling healthy and shuck off some of this extra weight. 

I’ll begin the diet and workouts on January 1st.  

All right, here we go!