Apr 16, 2013

Come back?

Last post was dated in December of 2011. Today is Tuesday, April 16, 2013. In that time my wife and I welcomed a new baby girl into our family, made a big job change, sold our house, moved in with my in-laws and decided to go back to college to get my bachelor's degree.

My life as I knew it went from a steady day-to-day routine to a vortex of change. I don't regret any of the choices we have made. I have embarked on a new and promising career, I am out of my upside-down house, my family is happy and surrounded with people who love them and my work is paying for ALL of my education. My relationship with my wife is deeper and more meaningful than ever. My relationship with God strengthened and expanded. Aaaaaaaaaand I got fatter.

For the time that I actively wrote on this blog, my life was consumed with my physical health. It had to be. There is a problem with giving one aspect of your life 95% of your focus. The 5% leftover gave little room for improvement in every other area of my life. My work suffered. I decided to stop going to school and the quality time I spent with my family was strained. I did not abandon everything I learned during my most successful periods of weight loss, but disciplines and the little daily things that make up the success of a healthy life slowly began to fall by the wayside.

So now what Badger?

Well, it's time to find balance. When doing some sole searching this past weekend it became very clear to me that it was impossible to find balance in my life without physical fitness being a part of that balance. And so here I am.



I am a different person than I was the last time I graced this blog with my presence. Expect a change of pace and a broader focus on health in the broader sense. There will likely even be a blog address change and or revamp.

Here is to the future and the quest to find my best life. I welcome you to take the ride with me. 


13 comments:

  1. Welcome back! I too am back after a long time away from blogging as well. Aaaaaaannd, I got fatter too :( But the fact that we are back shows our determination. I put all my weight back on and I am trying to get back into the swing of things. As hard at it is to redo the hard work, I know thats the only way I will get there. Glad to have you back.

    Jennifer
    www.wecanlosethepounds.blogspot.com

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  3. "If you are struggling, that's a good thing. It means you haven't given up." (Quote from pFitblog.com) I've thought of this quote a lot lately. The fact that you just posted again says Mike hasn't given up. On my own personal journey I've learned forgiving my self for today and committing myself to try again tomorrow is half the battle. Thanks for being such a great guy and example. Look forward to future posts!
    Jessica (Whitesell) Bird

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  5. Weolcome back!! Glad you are here and look forward to hearing about this next journey !

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  6. Hey welcome back!! I joined as a follower recently hoping you'd pop back in again! I've been through the Vortex of change myself including going back to school as well. Good on ya for keeping at it! I look forward to following your journey!

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  7. Hey welcome back!! I joined as a follower recently hoping you'd pop back in again! I've been through the Vortex of change myself including going back to school as well. Good on ya for keeping at it! I look forward to following your journey!

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  8. Your determination and dedication to a healthy balanced life shows wisdom Mike :-) ! Bravo on making such challenging changes and choosing to progress in life. Your wife and kids will be blessed for your sacrifices. Your amazing!

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  9. So how's it going? Just checking in with you. Hoping that life is going well.
    Take care and God Bless!!

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  10. So glad you're back! :) You guys have totally inspired me!

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