A New Year. A New Me. #NewBDK
01 Jan 2014
2013 was filled with many highs.
In the past year:
• Spent my 40th birthday in Veradero, Cuba
• Took the girls on their first trip to Disney World (and it was my first time there too)
• Traded in our 2010 Coleman Bayside camping trailer for a 2014 Keystone Bullet
• My team of community managers increase by 2
• My first successful year of leading the senior youth at Walton
• Started a journey to better my health
2013 also saw a few lows, but one stood out more than the others… and it was my health.
I neglected myself for far too long. How could I be a good role model for my kids if I was not happy with myself?
I have a great career, a very loving and supportive family, and many wonderful friends. It was time I scheduled some time to better myself.
I started working out 4-5 times a week.
I am eating healthier. I am eating more vegetables than I ever have in my life. I have also been enjoying blending up some delicious and nutritious vegetable and fruit smoothies.
I have successfully cut out all 3 of my vices… soda pop, salt and white bread.
I have dropped 8 pounds, dropped 4 inches off my waist, and went down a shirt size.
Although I am happy with my progress, my journey has just begun. It has been slow, but that is how I want it. I don’t want to drop weight fast. I want to lose it slowly, and keep it off. I want to educate myself on why I am the way I am, what got me here, and where I want to be.
I am starting to feel good about myself.
Wendy is going to the gym as well, and is eating healthier. We talk daily about our goals, how our day was, what exercises we did at the gym, and what our challenges were.
We keep each other motivated.
I have received a lot of support from my friends, especially online. I have been reading all of the encouragement and the messages of congratulations sent to me.
I’m on my way to a #NewBDK
2014 is going to be my year. The year of the New Big Daddy.
I am not making a resolution. I am setting a goal.
Join me on my journey to better health.
Please check out the New Life Resolutions from my wife Wendy; what Jenna accomplished in her road to better health; the beginning of and amazing journey for Amanda, as she starts the New Year off with one goal in mind… better health; and Kristen’s 7 month journey from being a couch-potato to running a half marathon!