My year…in an image.

In fitness, people overestimate what they can accomplish in 3 months but underestimate what they can accomplish in one year…
-Travis Merrit, Rowlett Transformation Center

I’m not sure if it’s the end of the old, or the dawning of the new that seems to require us to reflect on the past year. Accomplishments, challenges, setbacks, failures, and successes litter the months gone by.

Sometimes these milestones add up to something good. Often they cancel each other out. Even more often…the jury on what they mean is still out. We end the year looking for meaning, usually fail to find any…and still wonder what it all means for the next one.

Such is the nature of life.

Lots of those milestones are littered along my months of 2017. Good, bad, indifferent. I’ve not tallied them all. As in past years, I’m not even sure I know how to…or want to.

My prediction for 2018? Based on last year I’ll just have to say, “Not a damn clue…but bring it on.”

If I had to sum up 2017…I’d do it with this one image…

On the left, me, as I went into 2017 at 327 pounds. On the right, me in the middle of December, 88 pounds lighter, at 239.

2017 in one image.

I ended the year at -90.

90 pounds down. -190 off my peak. 10 pounds short of my goal for the year. So…a missed goal…yet a resounding success.

…and still working it.

I hope 2017 treated you okay…and I hope 2018 holds good things for you.

Either way, stand with me and shake a fist at 2018 and yell, “Bring it on!”

I’ll see you on the road.

Daniel Meyer

You can read more about my fitness journey here.

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