Bill: before
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I am headed to a week at the beach with my family and my business partner and his family, and I am not feeling beach body ready. Then again, I have not felt ready to take my shirt off in any setting for the past 12 years.

My swimsuit is a pleasant surprise, as I have been sporting XXL shorts and bathing suits for the past two years. I am down to XL in most now, but the suit I am wearing this summer is a large! I am sure it must be some sort of irregular—I have not lost that much weight, but it feels great to be in a large, nonetheless.

Ella has been back on a quality sleep schedule for the past week, which now leaves me no excuse for not dragging my fat butt out of bed early to reestablish my early morning exercise schedule. The early morning program has always worked best for me as it guarantees that I will not allow my workout time to be consumed by the unexpected events of the day. A friend of mine runs a boot camp class on the beach in our town every morning at 6 a.m.

I am looking forward to participating in the class as part of my summer fitness program, BUT... 1) There is plenty of running involved, and 2) I don't want to make a fool of myself in front of friends. This coming from the guy who just appeared on national TV in just a pair of spandex shorts, excited that he weighed in at 256 pounds. I know it doesn't make sense. It is just something I need to get over as I am sure the class is exactly what I need to launch my fitness program to the next level.

I have been coasting; it's time to kick it into the next gear!

Keep moving forward,

Bill
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.

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