dying to get outside…

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Last night I got back to one of my comfort zones as I fired up my grill for the first time in 2013. As I slow grilled some juicy steaks it was great just being back outside doing one of my favorite and most relaxing tasks…grillmaster! As I was soaking up being outside, I hear a noise that caught me off guard. It was a joyful scream accompanied by banging on our glass storm door. I looked over to see my son Judah, who was wanting to be outside as much as if not more than me. With him having a runny nose and rain falling I decided I couldn’t chance bringing Judah outside. So I began to talk to him through the window as I grilled. The longer I was outside the more animated Judah became. He’d bang on the door and then make funny faces at me. I’ve included some of his best work in this blog post of what I had staring back at me. I can’t wait till it warms up some more so we can have some fun dad and son time in our yard!

failure and recommitment…

bodybyviI began my second Body by Vi challenge back in November, and ashamedly I am writing you that I have failed.  Over the past two months traveling while coaching, family and friend get togethers, and just plain bad holiday eating habits have done in my challenge.  Whether or not starting a challenge during this time period was overly ambitious on my part or not is not the issue, it’s just that my will power was not strong enough.

So, with the start of the new year I have new fitness goals for myself that I want to share publicly and so that I will be more accountable to get them done.  Last year I lost 17 lbs on the Body by Vi plan.  While this was a good start, I have much farther to go.  I am going to be dedicated and ambitious and by the end of 2013 I want to lose 40 to 50 lbs.  This will take more will power than I have ever used in this area of my life.  Yet, I will do this and must do this in order to lead a better life and be their longer for my children.  The first step for me is returning to my Body by Vi challenge.  Starting tomorrow I am going back on the 90 Day challenge with the goal of losing the first 25 lbs in 90 days.  The combination of lots of exercise and this very good program should do the trick.

I encourage you to step up and join me on this challenge as well.  Let’s begin 2013 together making wiser and healthier choices.  If you are serious please contact me today and I can share about my plan and what Body by Vi can do for you!