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Balthazar77

My respawning

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In October of 2017, I turned 40 and I wasn't happy. I was over 300 pounds and leading a lifestyle that would surely end prematurely. I was diagnosed prediabetic at my last check-up and was told that I had shortened my life expectancy because of the lifestyle I was leading. So, in January of 2018, I set a goal to make 2018 the #YearOfBrian. I was committed to getting healthy.
 
In February, I joined a meal delivery program for men and got a gym membership. In 5 months, I lost 50 pounds. I was feeling good but I was getting tired of eating the same processed, frozen food day in and day out. I knew there had to be a better way to lose the last 50 pounds. I began researching and came across the paleo diet and nerd fitness. I got to level 5 in 2 months and then August came. I work in higher education and August is the start of the grueling preparations for the upcoming school year. 
 
Fast forward to December 2018, I am now 41, and I did not achieve the goal that I set in December 2017. I did not follow the academy like I originally wanted. Life happened. I fell back in to old habits. My nutrition was non-existent. I was making excuses for not going to the gym. The stress of work and life were taking a toll on me and I reverted back to what I always did to manage stress; I turned to food for comfort.
 
Not all was lost, however. In the year, I did manage to lose and keep off 30 pounds. I have been meeting with a chiropractor for the last 6 months. I never had my spine looked at after my car accident. In June, I saw an advertisement, on Facebook, of all places, for a local chiropractor who would do x-rays, an evaluation, and set up a treatment plan all for an initial visit fee of $25. I did it and learned my spine has severe subluxations and I had a pinched nerve in my lumbar region. After 35 visits, I can feel and see the results.
 
Time to respawn!! I have reset all my quests in the Academy, changed my class to Rebel (from Warrior), and my new big why is, "To live a healthier life past 40." I am not going to focus on pounds lost or gained but how I feel and what I can learn in the academy and elsewhere.
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I realized today that I was going to start my respawn the same way I went through the academy the first time, picking and choosing the modules that I thought I needed to do. I was going to skip over the mindset modules because I figured my mindset is still the same, which was good. However, my mindset failed me because I didn’t stick with the academy the first time. I’m counting this as my first respawn win!

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My respawn Big Why:

I am doing Nerd Fitness because I was diagnosed as prediabetic 2 years ago and I want to be healthy enough to live a long to be married for 30 years, I’m currently single, see my kids, of which I have none now, grow up, and have better self-esteem and self-worth.

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I'll be following you Balthazar. With battle scars comes experience as well, which already shows in how you're tackling the mindset modules. I know you've got this.

 

PS: wow level 5! That's something I can only dream of at the moment...

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