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A Cup of Joe...

It’s that time of the year! Time for those New Year’s Resolutions! Mine pretty much stayed the same as in the years past – I want to continue to eat healthy and stay in the gym.

Last Monday, Dec. 31st , when I left the office, it was almost 5:30 p.m. We had some family coming over to bring in the new year with us, but I still made time to hit the gym.

I usually go early in the morning, but since we had an early deadline that day, I needed to be at the office super early.

When I left the office I went home and jumped into my workout clothes.

Jessica, as usual, thought I was crazy, and told me I needed to take the day off.

I told her I did, but this workout was super important to me. You see, I began 2018 in the gym, and I knew I needed to end 2018 in the gym.

A lot of people ask me how I stay so motivated, and I tell them it’s easy – I just refuse to stop or give up.

Really, it’s that simple.

Believe me, there were days where I had to drag myself out of bed and into the gym. But, once I got to working out, I had trouble stopping.

Once you go long enough, it becomes a habit. A good habit. I’ve told you this before, the only regret I have, is that I waited so long to care about my health. I started my weight loss journey back in 2016, and I think sometimes where I’d be if I had started much earlier, or when I was much younger.

I turned 39-years-old in November of 2018, and soon I’ll be 40. But, I thank God that’s He’s allowed me to be able to get to where I’m at today.

I tell this to everyone that asks me, yes, I want to be healthy and feel better about myself, but the biggest reason I do this is for my wife and kids.

If I hadn’t started back in 2016 when I weighed 264 lbs., had a size 44 waist and always seemed to be sick. Where, or what would I look like today.

Would I still be here for Jessica and the kids?

I hope I’m not being to dramatic here, but it’s an honest question I ask myself all the time.

Today, right now, my weight sits at 187 lbs. I now have a size 34 waist, and I feel so much better! I have tons of confidence; which was something I lacked a few years ago.

I honestly feel like a new person!

But, as I’ve said before. I’m not done. Not by a long shot.

I hope to push myself even harder in 2019 and get to that next level with my fitness.

So, here’s where I’m going with this. If you are reading this, and you are ready to take that next step, or maybe just need some help or advice...let me know. You can email me at sportseditor.joe@gmail.com or meet me at the gym here in Littlefield.

I would love to help anyone who might need or want it.

Sometimes you just need someone to talk with or for them just to let you know you can do it.

I love helping people reach their goals!

As a matter of fact, this coming Monday, Jessica is going back to the gym with me (please pray for us).

She calls me a drill instructor (I’m not), but when we work out together it’s fun.

And that’s what it should always be – you having fun while you try and better yourself.

Just remember, it takes time. Don’t go in expecting to see results in a week or two. It takes a little while longer than that. But once you see results, you won’t want to stop.

Trust me!

Here’s to a great 2019! And I hope everyone is blessed!

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