When I’ve seen colleagues, friends, and family recently there were consistent comments of “You look like you’re half the man you were!”
My typical response to this is, “Half the man on the outside, but twice the man on the inside.” And to this, I usually get quizzical looks.
Most people who see the obvious external weight loss and transformation have no idea of how much more of a transformation occurred within the mind of the person.
If you got stabbed, what would you do?
You’d go to the ER and get help right away.
No questions asked. No other ideas would come to mind. You got stabbed. You NEED to get medical attention.
"For the last 3 years, this* (sleep, alcohol, and fast food) has definitely been my problem. I was at a point mentally where I started to convince myself that the dad bod was what I would be stuck with.
One of the most common questions we get from anyone who comes across us is whether or not we're a scam.
To me this is weird.
Because would I have served 12 years in the military as a marine to create these programs?
Would I have written a book about my time in the military as a Raider and my transition out?
Would I share my struggles with my marriage, kids, health both mentally and physically if I was a scam?
As a young adult I was always looking for a challenge, but wasn’t until I joined the the military that I truly had push myself through discomfort and challenge myself.
In the Marine Corps we fuel ourselves on the blood sweat and tears that hard work brings. Bootcamp, BRC, Selection, it is only through the pain and misery that we can grow and achieve everything we want to accomplish.