I’m not sure if it’s my aging, my marriage, or stepping into fatherhood, but lately I have slowed down and taken time to embrace everything that has led me to this point.
There is a quote that from Bill Gates “Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.”
As I look back on the last decade of my life I can recall the following milestones / accomplishments (In no particular order)
Losing Nearly 100 Pounds
Becoming a Trainer
Opening O’Hare CrossFit
Meeting my wife, Rocio
Meeting my mentor and friend Jason Leydon
Expansion of O’Hare CrossFit
Meeting and Developing all coaches of OCF
Assisting in opening 2 local affiliates
Starting Self Development / Mindfulness work
Creating 4 other business ventures (Lifestyle Nutrition, Consulting, Alpha Hippie, Conquer)
International Speaking & Seminars
I’m sure there are more, but the point of this article is not to boast about my accomplishments.
It’s to help shed light to hopefully someone to make one decision that can change your life.
Late 2008, I was 300 pounds. I was sad, depressed. I felt like a loser. I was 25, I didn’t finish college. I limped. I was ashamed of what I became. I was embarrassed to be around my family.
Then one day I made a decision. That day was January 5th 2009.
I decided to start this crazy, cult-like exercise program called CrossFit.
One Decision changed my entire life.
I’m not sure if I made that choice out of love, fear, or having nothing to lose.
All that matters is I made a decision.
In the story of your life, you are the only character that can really be the hero.
One decision can change your entire path.