In addition to attempting to increase my knowledge and skills with various “Hobbies” this year, me and my wife are also embarking on what I hope will be an incredible journey. We are starting our journey toward becoming healthier. For me, part of that is a goal to lose 73 pounds in 2013. I know it will be tough at times, and down right hard other times, but I do feel like I’m finally ready to make the changes that need to be made for good. As much as I hate running right now, I want to be fit enough to run for miles. I do, however, enjoy riding my bike, and I want to be in good enough shape to use it as a car substitute. I want to be able to hike, to climb, to swim… all the things that currently wear me out too easily, I want them to become easy for me.
My want to be healthy isn’t just about doing more though, it’s about feeling better. I’ve have a few problems arise that I am sure are due to my weight, and I want those problems to be eradicated. I want to have more energy and I want to wake up every morning refreshed and excited to start another day. I want to actually be able to give people advice on losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle because I’ve experienced it myself, and not because of something I read.
Just like my hobbies, I want to increase my knowledge and skills in the area of healthy living. More exercise, healthier eating and just an overall healthy lifestyle are what I want, and I even hope that some of my “Hobbies” can be used to help us get where we want to be (couponing, gardening and hunting are just a few that come to mind). By the end of 2013 I don’t want to look back and just say that I am a different person than I was at the beginning of the year. I wan to be able to look back and say that I am closer to the person I was meant to be!