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Here’s to the Past: Joe’s Story

February 22, 2019 joekonze

Here’s to the Past: Joe’s Story

February 22, 2019 Joseph Konze

Another month has passed and you’re sitting on the couch next to a coffee table that is home to a list of New Year’s Resolutions that you have yet to get around to.

A motivational, “Impossible is Nothing,” Adidas poster you hung on your wall on January 1, 2019 is hanging on by one lonely piece of tape.

You reach over to grab the list and knock over a pile of inspirational self-help books you purchased after the holiday that you use as a foot rest.

As you bend over to pick up your books, you say to yourself, “Tomorrow, I’m waking up early and I’m going to get to that list.”

You never wake up on time, and you never start the list.

Recently, I’ve grown tired of living inside this unhealthy, vicious cycle that continues to stand in the way of personal success. Have I tried to fix it before? Sure, but each solution that I have come up with is short lived, and I’m tired of it; I’m tired of falling apart.

Last year, I joined Core Capacity Transformations here in Buffalo, NY. I thought that losing a bunch of weight would set me straight. I completed two six week challenges. The goal was to lose 20 pounds and 50 pounds of body fat. I lost over 50 pounds and half of my body fat.

I thought that was it and all my problems would go away. I was wrong. I looked great and I felt great, but I didn’t take the mindset portion of the challenge seriously. I ended up right back where I started.

Over the course of a year, I gained back 30 of the 50 pounds that I lost and I slipped right back into my bad habits.

It got so bad I couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror anymore. Last week, I finally grew tired of feeling like I threw everything away.

So here is my solution, I’ve decided to embark on another journey through the Core Capacity 6 Week 20 Pound Challenge. But this time, you all will join in on the fun! For six-weeks, I will take you inside my mind; share with you my daily workout schedule, diet plan and provide updates on how I am feeling. 

I will share with you inspirational quotes, music playlists and updates every week on my weight-loss.

The goal isn’t to just lose weight this time; the goal is to finally shut the door on an unhealthy cycle that has stood in my way and inspire others to create a better life for themselves.

At the end of all of this, I want to live a life of fulfillment, not a life full of regret and I want all of you to do the same.

Joseph Konze

Joe is a Central Access Associate at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. When he isn’t assisting with patient calls, he enjoys watching sports, playing guitar, and working out.

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