He sky dives.
He is a championship wrestler.
He has broken weightlifting records.
And he climbs mountains. Including Mt. Kilimanjaro, making him the first person to "crawl" up the mountain.
He opened his own CrossFit Gym.
And he is a motivational speaker.
He meets with wounded soldiers, especially amputees, and offers encouragement as they heal. He speaks to high school students, colleges, and events all over the world. He released his own book in 2005 which instantly launched his speaking career. He is by far one of the most inspiring people I've ever read about.
How can I complain about my minor physical limitations when there are people out there like this doing 10 times the amount of things I have ever done?? The "if he can do it then I can do it" statement just doesn't seem like enough here... because he doesn't just do it, he dominates it, and he does so with humility, class, and compassion. I can only hope that I inspire even half as many people as he has. But that means that I have to lead an inspiring life first. And this is where I want to start. It's where I need to start. If I am not a healthy person then I can not do anything. If he can climb a mountain and beat world weightlifting records then I can get in shape and lose 30 lbs.
What have I been doing sitting on my butt for so long?? I have been missing my life and I didn't even realize it. So thank you Kyle, for inspiring me to get back on track and begin really living again.