There have been times in the process of writing my blog or playing golf competitively where my pride has been tested. I have never been shy nor hidden the fact that my results have been very poor. While I cannot fully blame this on going through a swing construction (in hindsight it was a re-construction) it definitely played a huge part in my demise. At times I had no clue how to swing a club. A horrendous feeling.
But if there is one thing that I can be proud of it’s this. I wrote on my other blog about hitting the gym. The long story short is that at the end of November I was 231 lbs. A weight that isn’t very acceptable for a diabetic cardiac patient who stands at 6’0″. So I started a fitness regimen with some focus on better eating. I saw immediate results as I dropped a quick ten pounds. I assume it was water weight that I had lost. But then I put weight back on and sat at 228 pounds. It was okay… 2 lbs less is better than 2 lbs more right?
So today happened. I stepped on the scale at World Gym – Niagara Falls, Ontario and with clothes on I weighed in at 219 lbs. I broke the “220 barrier”. Folks, I cannot tell you how happy I was. I was elated… or am elated. I had a goal of trying to drop 20 before my birthday which is less than a week away but I’ll gladly take 10 lbs off with added muscle and strength. I will lose the extra 10 lbs because I am determined. The rewards for my effort is being shown with my golf swing. It feels more powerful and the strikes sound way different. My ball flight starts flat, climbing slowly and seems to hit another gear. I am swinging strong and confident.
It has been a long time since I felt this proud about something I did (or myself). Goals are attainable and change is possible. Set realistic goals and watch them come to fruition.
Until The Next Tee!