Zero to 365

Last week we celebrated our daughter’s first birthday.

Time is such a thief.

Watching our daughter grow and develop this year has truly made me appreciate just how much can be accomplished in 365 days.

Those of you with children will appreciate what I mean about that first year. Many tell me that the next 365 go even faster, with even more changes.

But, when does this stop? When do we stop changing year over year? Do we stop at all?

One thing I know for sure is there is no end state when it comes to fitness. We only have one body and we need it to carry us through many, many years.

Somewhere along the line however, some of us give up.

I see it all the time.

We tell ourselves that where we are now is somehow final… that we will never be fitter, stronger, leaner, faster than we are now.

Maybe you stop going to the gym as often, or even at all. Maybe you start letting your nutrition slide because it seems pointless – the hole is too deep.

Why does this happen? When do we go from developing as rapidly as we do as children, to choosing to be stagnant?

I am of the mindset that it doesn’t have to be that way. We can always develop and progress, it just comes to a point where we have to consciously choose to.

A member asked me this week if I was feeling nostalgic about all the changes in our daughter this past year.

My answer was of course, yes, but I also couldn’t help but remark about all the changes in that member this year.

You see, this member joined CFB around the same time our daughter was born. In one year, they literally transformed their life. I’ve watched them not only lose weight and get stronger, but shine brighter, exude confidence, and smile – a lot.

They took control of their fitness. They decided to grow, change, and completely reshape themselves – literally and figuratively. All in just 365 days. I know it wasn’t easy, but I’m sure they’d tell you it was completely worth it.

With all of this in mind, I’m inspired to challenge myself to make some changes in the next 365, by the time our daughter is two.

Why don’t you join me? It will be fun to see what we can do.


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