Time to start another year…and no better way to do it than starting a renewed commitment to blogging only 3 weeks into the new year! That being said, one of my many resolutions for this year is to be better about blogging and writing down thoughts. Whether it’s just to get them out of my head or to share actual depth of thought.
This year I have also renewed my commitment to fitness. My family kicked off the new year by getting a Y membership and I have been faithful so far to go work out. I know it’s a marathon, but I am determined to reach 2019 thinner than I did 2018.
I also want to do a better job of reading this year. Reading for my personal enjoyment, continuing to learn, and also to grow in my walk with Christ. This honestly may be the toughest resolution I have. Finding time to get reading done is tough and so I want to really make sure that I am setting aside time to do it.
Alright, I have put out some resolutions on here….now it’s time to stick to them!
It’s that time of year again where we all sit down and come up with various things that we resolve to do new and differently in the year that awaits us. Last year I made several resolutions, and unlike many past years I am happy to report that I kept many of the ones that I shared with you at the beginning of 2015. The only exception being wanting to be even more healthy and lose much needed weight. Stress and life beat me on that one, but I am resolved for the sake of my family and kids to do a much better job of keeping that resolution in 2015.
The good news is that I did keep other resolutions. The first one that I blogged about was that I wanted to be a better reader this year. I took the book shelf challenge where you read for a year and fill a whole empty shelf with all the books that you read over the course of the year. I read well over 20 books this year and really enjoyed getting back to reading. My shelf looks not quite full, but that’s because I discovered the joy of reading on my tablet in the dark at night so that I wouldn’t wake up my wife. It is also much easier and quicker to get books that way when you live rurally. My goal this year is to read even more!
Another goal that I made and kept was to be a better note taker when in church. At the beginning of 2014 I bought a note book and diligently began taking notes in sermons or any other time I was able to listen to someone sharing God’s word. By the end of the year my notebook is full and I actually just bought a new journal/notebook and am excited to fill it with more teachings and insights from God’s Word in 2015.
Looking ahead at 2015, my main resolution is to try to become more balanced in life. To find the balance between work/ministry and being there to be the father my family needs me to be. I want to be the father that shows his kids a Godly example in every area of life and I want them to know how much I love them and will be there for them. I am truly excited to see what God is going to do in 2015!
I have completed my second week of this 90 Day Challenge and I am happy to report that things are going great. I am officially down 9 lbs from my starting weight two weeks ago. It’s been very encouraging to get off to a fast start and see the weight drop and the pants loosen up a bit! Unfortunately, I have been sick and haven’t been able to add exercise to my diet the way that I would like to. Hopefully, by next week I will be able to shake off these sickness issues and get some good productive exercise thrown into my weight-loss program! How are you doing with your own weight-loss resolutions and goals? I would still love to have you join me on my 90 Day Challenge, so contact me today!
I 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!