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RISE AND GRIND

January 28, 2015

Today was just another typical Wednesday for me. I woke up early by the sound of my cell phone alarm clock letting me know it was that time once again to get my butt up.
Mixed me up my own little experimental green smoothie concoction and drank that thing down like a champ, oh yeah baby!

After a killer toe cracking session and accidentally almost stepping on my girlfriend’s dog who just seems to love to run under my feet which I think was suicidal, I proceeded to start my day.

I couldn’t believe that at 6 a.m. In the morning the gym had the nerve to be packed??? Pardon the sarcasm but waiting 20 minutes to get on a treadmill that I really didn’t want to get in the first place just didn’t seem like the way I wanted to start my day but oh well, charge it to the GAME! LOL

Surprisingly enough I had an awesome workout but that is usually the case when I am that tired for some reason.

On my way out of the gym I bumped into an old buddy of mine who I have not seen in a while. I have to be completely honest that at first glance I did not even recognize this dude. He looked like a completely different person and was running around like he had energy boots on or something…

When I asked him what was his secret after congratulating him for his weight loss success. My friend said in an emotional heartfelt tone ” Derek, I JUST GOT SICK OF BEING FAT!

This honesty struck a chord with me and made me understand why I was at the gym this early in the first place. This is the same passion I feel about losing my weight and living my life without restrictions. I am just at a point in my life where I totally am SICK OF BEING THAT BIG GUY!

This is something that I signed up for and promised myself I was worth the effort. This is my own personal weight loss journey that I am ready to take on. My friend reminded me just that quick that getting up early on an empty stomach and putting in the work is just another form of payment for my future self.

Note to FUTURE DEREK: DON’T EVER GET FAT AGAIN AND IF YOU DO REREAD THIS MESSAGE AND TAKE ACTION!!!

I feel at the end of the day we all have to choices we make with how we live our life. We can hit the snooze button and sleep though life without living to our full potential or we can simply just WAKE UP!

This is my time to rise and GRIND and I am now AWAKE!

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