Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!! May 2018 be the best year of your life!!
No “New Year’s Resolutions” for me this year. No need. No, my life is not perfect and there are plenty of things I need to work on to be a better me. I want to tighten up my diet. Since Thanksgiving I have been eating pretty much whatever I wanted. I need to train harder. I have been going to the gym nearly every day but some days it feels like I’m just going through the motions. I need to do cardio. Other than 12 minutes on the treadmill before I train, I have not done any significant cardio for months. But those are just fitness goals (goals is not really the correct word).
I need to be a better man.
I need to let my family and friends know how much I appreciate them—how grateful I am that they are in my life. Life is busy, but I need to make more time for those that mean the most to me.
These are not things that need a starting date like January 1st. These are things I need to start each and every day for the rest of my life. And there will be many days that I forget and be the selfish idiot that I can be. But it is not a resolution. Resolutions rarely ever workout from my experiences. Being a better man is a ‘rest of my life’ necessity.
I am currently teaching my daughter how to drive. She turned 16 this past November. I am finding that there are a million things that I take for granted driving because of my experiences in the last 33 years of being behind the wheel. Things like when to start applying your brakes when you are coming up to a stop sign or how sharp to turn the wheel depending on the turn. And those are the simply things. We haven’t gone on the highway yet. A whole other set of rules out there! Yikes!
But I guess my point is, it takes time and experience to figure things out. And then you THINK you figured things out, and it’s not like you thought at all. I have had some of the best and not so great learning experiences in the last couple years. Ups and downs like everyone else. It’s been quite a ride! Through those times the only things that stayed consistent were family, friends, and the gym. Kind of funny. Now and for the rest of my life, I need to show how grateful I am.
And I certainly am grateful for all my customers and followers!!
My hope is everyone out there will have the best year ever!
The Beast Life