This is the final installment of my Man Overboard series. If you’d like to see the other posts in this series, just click on this link (Ha! Did you really think I was going to go dig up those posts and create a super-convenient way for you to access them? Well then, you don’t know me very well!).
If you’re coming late to the party, allow me to catch you up: My name’s Jack and I run a weight-loss and tire repair blog called Jack Sh*t, Gettin’ Fit. Last year, I decided to start a second weight-loss blog because… well, who knows why I do the things I do?
Long story short (I know – too late, too late), I lost my password and had to spike the project. To repay an old family debt (her uncle leapt on a live grenade saving my grandfather’s life during WWI), I granted the Crankster the opportunity to publish these posts and… okay, okay… I can see that I’m losing you. Without further ado…
Man Overboard: Anchors aweigh
“You can't cross the sea merely
by standing and staring at the water.”
I am on a great adventure.
In the past, I have thought of this weight loss journey as a trip from here to there.
An interminable middle.
And an end.
Sometimes, that’s all that keeps me going, that idea that there’s a sunny, sandy shore somewhere in the distance awaiting my eventual arrival.
That one bright day in the not-so-distant future, I will see a shoreline on the horizon and know that all my hard work, all my sacrifices have paid off.
That I’ve finally arrived.
You already know exactly what it is that’s taken me so, so long to learn, don’t you?
This has never been about a trip from Point A to Point B.
This is bigger than that.
As big as the ocean.
This is about making substantial, proactive changes in my what I do and what I believe.
This is about turning intentions into actions and actions into habits.
This is about changing my mindset, starting with smart decisions, healthy choices and an active lifestyle and ending with…
Well, it doesn’t end, does it?
It never ends.
This isn’t about the destination.
It’s about the journey.
I am the master of my destiny.
I am the captain of my soul.
And I am on a great adventure.
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would
be less because of that missing drop.”