A funny thing happened on the way to getting healthy: I started inspiring others.
That was unexpected. And wasn’t the point.
My life was miserable and unhappy. I was overweight and depressed. My marriage was dead. I wasn’t the father I wanted to be. Something needed to change.
It did. I decided to tackle a Tough Mudder at the invite of a buddy. That got the snowball rolling down the mountain in late spring of 2013. And after a whole series of changes in my life I’m:
- Happily married (to the same, incredibly beautiful woman!)
- And, a certified yoga instructor.
A huge part of that journey happened openly — and raw — on Facebook and Instagram. Friends there and at work started proactively telling me I had inspired them.
Me? I was just trying to get my own shit together.
And the drumbeat of positive feedback has continued.
That got me thinking I need a place outside the limitations of social media to talk about the things that have changed and are part of my life today: fitness, healthy eating, yoga, a different perspective on life, new goals, new intentions, an amazing relationship with my wife, etc.
I used to be a well-known political blogger. I was good at that. Now it’s time for writing on a new passion to happen, with one sincere hope: it helps someone else out there to wake up, make a change, improve their life, and just be something that is difficult to find in authentic form: happy.
Truly, love-their-life, fucking happy.
Am I that way all the time? Nope.
That’s the point. No one is perfect. But, I have a story to share.
So, I’m back.