It’s New Years Eve 2015. A new year will kick into full swing in a few hours and for the first time in a long time I feel at peace.
I have a wedding tonight. I’ll be wearing a new tuxedo. I will feel good. There won’t be anyone to kiss at midnight. I won’t even have a drink. But I’ll have ended the year the same exact way that I started it – on stage and doing what I have done for a very long time. This is who I am. This is my life
I am sorry that I have been a slacker through the holidays. I want you to know that I have not stopped our mission or given up. I have not and I will not. It is not in me. I actually stayed the same weight over Christmas. I actually went to the gym and pr’d in my dead lift at 235 for 2x so I am no holiday slacker. I worked out on Christmas. I am not sure if that makes me dedicated or a loser. I am still doing my best to work the IIFYM program. Some days are much better than others.
I finished the bottom of my arm. I love it. Check it out. I can’t believe that this time last year that it really was only 2 pieces and now my arm is 75% covered.
Elvis Stich for my niece Gabriela and I who loves Stitch as much as I do…..
Elvis 1950’s Elvis Pop Vinyl. I am a big Pop collector at this point. I can’t help myself.
The Counting Crows have a song called “A Murder of One” and there is a lyric that goes… 3 for girls….. well my three god daughters…..
TCB? Taking Care of Business Baby! Yup! More Elvis!
Stay Alive – An everyday reminder that my story is not over – There is still more to tell. Everyone’s story is important
Let me try and catch you up a little and bring you back to today since I haven’t written in awhile. Christmas was okay. I was okay and not my usual brooding self. We went to Amber’s cousins for a few hours on Xmas eve and that was okay. I drank Mad Elf. Didn’t like it much. Christmas Day came and I got a bunch of Funko Pop Star Wars guys and a bunch of records, Harry Potter inspired journals to write in and a drone. It was my second drone actually. One had flow away a few days before. Just took off on me. I am not good at this drone flying for sure. It was a good Xmas for sure ended up at the Hibachi Grill and xmas light show in the rain. Then I watched Lebron lose, Brett yell at the Tv and then broke my second drone.
The day after xmas the band had a show and I put on my skinny jeans. I size 42. They fit. I wasn’t squeezed in and I was happy. I was still dreading getting on the scale this past Monday. But I did it. I realized that I hated going into the basement to weight myself where the god scale is so I brought it up to my home office. Now hopefully whatever the scale says I won’t be doing the walk of shame anymore. One December 28th. 3 days after Christmas I weighed 308lbs. Okay. Not as bad as I thought. 103lbs total loss – I’ll take it. I’ll also hot the gym for 3 workouts and get myself back on track. I went to OTF, iDominate and Bootcamp. Tuesday ended up being a rest day. It was still 7 lbs less than after Thanksgiving and the beginning of Operation 30. You can read about that here. In a nutshell Operation 30 is my second goal after losing the first 100 pounds that took 15 months to get off. Operation 30 doesn’t have a time limit or anything. It’s just something to work towards and a destination.
That brings us back to today. I weighed in at 302lbs on the nose today. That will be how I end my year. I am okay with it. I was 325lbs last NYE. Seems like I worked awfully hard to take off 23lbs in 1 year but they are gone. And at least it’s still in the right direction. That’s a lot of working out in the process. Holy shit. But I am 17 pounds away from nailing Operation 30. 285 here I come. In 6 short days I will have been on this Journey for 2 full years. We’ll talk about that in the next blog post. I have a few things planned for sure.
So in a few minutes I’ll head to Dan Campos Fitness, just like I did last year and get a final workout in for the year. Then tomorrow afternoon I’ll head back there and start the year off just like I did last year. And that’s how you just keep moving forward. I still have things I want to do. I still have goals to push forward. But there is a lot less pressure on you and mental shit that can go wrong if you just take it one day at a time. So with that… Happy New Year everyone. If you are reading this and don’t have a Team Franco shirt and would like to rock on. I have a few left that I’d like to give away and not have just collecting dust. Just message me with a size and I’ll see what I have.
There is no power in the clock tonight. If your heart is wrong at 11:59 it’ll be wrong at 12:01. Only you can control the future.
Have fun. Be Safe. See you next year!
p.s. – Hope you all like the website redesign.