cliff, jump, faith
Jumping alone: No bungee, no wires, nobody to hear you scream...Just faith

Pardon me while I get a little excited.  I know this blog is about my physical transformation but my whole life seems to be on the brink of transformation right now.

Normally, that’s a pretty scary place, but after spending all of 2011 in a transitional purgatory, I have to say I’ve had it up to here with the fear and life is too short for me to accept the limitations and expectations that would-be life partners and so-called friends have felt free to place on me.  This is my life and if I don’t have the guts to grab it and run with it then I don’t deserve it.

Like Shakespeare’s course of true love, the course of my life never did run smooth.  I had great dreams but I placed too much trust in others and allowed them to convince me that I’d never achieve them – and I settled.  I settled for what they wanted for me and, let me tell you, nobody has your best interests in mind when they’re convincing you to settle for less than your fondest dreams.  Nobody.

This physical transformation of mine is an outward expression of what’s going on inside.  I’m taking action, I’m moving forward and I’m cutting the dead weight loose.  I’m moving toward the life I should have been living all along.  Some readers may not understand this, but I know there are a lot of you who do.  You know who you are and in your heart of hearts, you know I’m right.  It is your life, your show, and you were meant to be the star.  If something or someone is holding you back, it is only because you allow them to.  Will you spend another year in the wings of your own life or will you finally take center stage?

I don’t know about you, but that’s my cue.  I’m on.

Isn’t it time you lived your life to the Xtreme?