I’ve decided to go on a journey. A metaphorical journey: a journey of becoming Superman.
You see I am 39 years old and overweight (my birthday was just last week). In fact some would say obese. Ok, if I’m being honest and I am, then I am very obese. I am about 90 pounds overweight. It is time I did something.
Most people assume that because I am overweight that I eat a lot. You would be wrong. I eat the wrong types of food, but I do not eat a lot. I love Dr. Pepper and unfortunately I love sweets. Interestingly, I do not like a ton of what most people would consider “carbs.” I do not like chips, fries, or popcorn. Nope, I enjoy sugar! I wish I didn’t, but I do. It is my kryptonite in this journey.
I dreamed of becoming Superman for some time. The problem is that I make all these great plans and then…life gets in the way. Babies are born. Finals happen. The Bar is coming. You get the idea.
I have decided that becoming Superman is no longer going to be just a dream. I am going to make it a reality.
So for the next year, I am going to focus entirely on becoming Superman. Yes, of course I am going to finish law school. I am going to take the California State Bar. Yes, I am going to pass it. Was there ever any doubt? But instead of letting those things define me and everything that goes with them, I am going to become Superman.
I cannot help solve other’s problems when I am out of shape. Just like Superman can’t use his super powers when he is near kryptonite, neither can I help others when I allow food to dictate my actions.
I am going to begin the journey of becoming Superman on Monday. I hope you will come a long.