Reforging My Soul
In June of 2014 while camping with my family I stepped in a hole and injured myself. I was out of shape, as well as out of touch with myself. One day during a conversation with my wife she said to me words that would change me. We were talking about our daughter, and how I was always feeling out of sorts and being grumpy. At one point she simply said, "She's beginning to emulate you." I realized that I needed to step up and "be" someone she would be proud to emulate later in life.
Progress Documentation: 9 Months of Training
Heavy & Out of Shape - June of 2014
Prairie Du Chien Memorial Hospital
So Much Support!
As so many folks who've traveled down this path know, having support from family, friends, and access to knowledgeable people make a big difference. First my wife Teri has been incredibly supportive. This journey I am on has brought us closer together. In fact, we seem to be working out all sorts of interpersonal issues and have grown closer.
Joining Infusion Mixed Martial Arts as a student was a huge move outside of my comfort zone. Our daughter has been a member there for about a year and a half. My participating in something she loves has brought us closer together. The two of us now train together frequently throughout the week.
It All Began With Walking
My Gratitude to All
Speaking of the Academy, Master Brandon Tracy & Mr Gabriel, as well as all the members who attend with me, have simply been amazing. I never thought I'd love being so physical, and learning to enjoy the "pain" of training. Being pushed to the limits of my endurance, concentration, and precision have been the hammer blows I need as I try to forge a new me.
I'm also so fortunate to have Lisa as a personal trainer, as well becoming a close friend. Having someone who can help me not only strengthen my physical body, but also converse with, has really made a huge difference. Learning to connect to my "self," and becoming aware of being "in" my body, as well becoming calm and grounded, have been HUGE game changers for me.
At nine months in I honestly feel like I am just getting started on this path. I cannot wait to see where it leads.
Head in the Game
Day 20 - Being Herself