starting off my year right…

I know, I know, I know that New Year’s resolutions are usually those things that we say we are going to to do and then we never keep up with them.  If we are good we keep them for a week and if we are lucky sometimes maybe a month.  And yet we still keep trying to do them.  That’s where I find myself this year, back at trying to keep resolutions.

in_the_store_giftThe first resolution that I wanted to do this year was to find a devotional that I could work through during my quiet time throughout the year.  Thankfully for Christmas I was given a copy of New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp.  It’s a year long devotional that has a new thought for you to read each morning, then expands on that thought, and then sends you to scripture to reflect on what God says.  This devotional has been a huge blessing in my walk with Christ and is something that I honestly can’t wait to jump into each morning.  If you are looking for a good devotional to work through this year I highly recommend this one.

As always, my second resolution is to start taking better care of myself physically.  Erin and I were blessed with a gift at Christmas that allowed us to join our local YMCA.  We have been trying to do things as a family there to be healthy like swimming, but I’m also trying to get up early enough to go workout and get myself to a healthier weight and state of mind.  So far things are going well, and I am committed to really taking the necessary steps.  For some reason going to the gym isn’t as daunting when you don’t work there all the time!

There are many days left in 2017, but I am committed to becoming both spiritually and physically fit in the days, weeks, and months ahead!


body by vi challenge…

Tonight Erin and I signed up for the Visalus, Body by Vi challenge.  Before I tell you about what the challenge is, let me share a little bit about where have found ourselves.   From a personal standpoint I am not where I want to be physically.   The busyness of life and not making sure I eat well and get enough exercise has definitely taken a toll on my body.  Being heavy than I want to be weight wise and having various health issues has really made me want to get a hold of my life physically.  I want to be a healthy dad who is able to play with and enjoy my children through sports and just being able to keep up with them.   I know that Erin feels the same way and so we made a decision that we are going to get healthy.

So this past weekend a friend of ours introduced us to the Visalus, Body by Vi 90 day challenge.   This is a healthy living program designed to help with weight loss and healthy living.  Through shakes and meal supplements combined with exercise and a total lifestyle change we are committing through this challenge to live healthier and lose weight.  I have seen how this program works for others who make the commitment and we are ready to make that commitment  ourselves.  Not only that we are going to be promoting the program and over the next few months I will be sharing with you about our progress and also how you can join us.   Can’t wait to share our journey and invite you to join us to healthier physical living!