So past few weeks I’ve been going through a lot of changes and adjustments in my life. As well as all of the exciting things that have been happening.
I’m down about 60 lbs total now, so that is great progress. I’ve been on this journey for about six months or so, it’s amazing how far things have come. If you would have told me that day on the river last summer, when the kids were calling me a beached whale, that months from then, I’d be down 60 lbs, training for an MMA fight and featured in a national MMA magazine, I’d have thought you were insane. Yet here we are.
On Saturday, April 27th, I will be on KENS 5 San Antonio morning show with my MMA coach discussing my weight loss and the gym and such. Hard to believe how all of this is happening. Thank you also to Mayra Moreno of KENS 5 for having us.
Since I’ve been off work dealing with my anxiety attacks, I’ve had a lot of time to do some self reflection. One thing I’ve learned in my time off is a better sense of my own self worth. I think part of that comes with the weight loss as well.
Along with that, I began to question why I’ve spent so much of my life working jobs I can’t stand. My current job pays well and has great benefits, I just hate it. It’s an insurance call center, and I hate being bombarded over and over with phone calls from people calling to bitch about their bills, or coverage, or whatever. I realize such things are necessary, I just hate having to do it.
We have all sorts of sales numbers and call quotas that are tracked, cataloged and documented. If you go to the bathroom for too long, you get managers coming and looking for you and scolding you for being off the phones. Seriously, I’m 39 years old; I quit asking permission to take a shit years ago. I’m sure not gonna sit there with a stop watch timing myself.
So i’m working on an exit strategy. A big part of that is I’ve decided to take Fat 2 Fighter to the next level. I’ve launched Fat 2 Fighter Solutions. What I do there is life coaching, with an emphasis on health, weight loss and fitness. This has been an exciting journey for me so far, and even though I have a little ways to go yet, I want to help others who are having the same struggles that I was.
Now to clarify, a life coach is not a therapist, or a fitness trainer. I’ve caught little grief from both who said I’m doing something I’m not licensed to do. I don’t give advice, and I don’t create diet or workout plans for people. The clients are totally responsible for their own progress.
What I do is help them through the process, listening to them, asking them questions and helping them come up with their own diets, workouts, etc. What this does is empowers each person to take control of their own lives and removes their reliance on any outside source for their well being.
I’ve had one session so far, and have a few more lined up for next week. Hopefully I can get this to grow and make a living at this while helping others get healthy and feel better about themselves.
One thing that it’s taken me too long to realize, is that none of us will ever get ahead in life working for someone else. All we do in jobs is work our tails off helping someone else fulfill their dreams while our own life passes us by. Both my wife and I have decided that enough is enough. It is time to take control of our lives and start doing and making what we know we are worth.