I dont normally share pictures with my shirt off, but let me tell you why im making an exception today.
The picture on the left was taken shortly after i was diagnosed with cancer and started chemo. Within 3 weeks, my weight dropped from 167 pounds to 127 pounds. At 6 tall, that was obviously not a healthy weight.
In the 5 years since being diagnosed, ive struggled to put weight back on, plateauing at around 145 pounds. Last year, i had a hormone profile run on me and the doctor, while reviewing the results, explained, “the chemo caused some permanent hormone deficiencies, and from what i can see here, youll probably always have a hard time putting on muscle. And im sorry to tell you, but thats not likely to ever change. “
at first, i begrudgingly accepted that as my unchangeable realitya consequence of the 650+ hours of chemotherapy i had undergone.
But then, i snapped out of it (! ) and remembered when i was told i would never walk again, and how i chose to pursue walking anyway. And weeks later took my first step.
I remembered that our only real limitations are those we place on ourselves, and that things are only impossible when we decide they are.
The picture on the right was taken yesterday (although it was for my wife, not to share on social media ). Ive been working out 4-5 days a week for the last year (with zero hormone treatments), and although the progress has been extremely slloooowww … It has absolutely been worth it!
So, remember that your only limitations are those you place on yourself, and never let the limiting beliefs of others limit whats possible for you!