A Starting Point

I started this blog to share my thoughts and opinions on life, politics and various ramblings. My last blog was two weeks ago. Everyday I ponder what I should discuss next. The more I think about it, the more there is.

I’m really getting into planning…As the saying goes, “if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail”. I’ve experienced both sides of that equation. And I must say, planning to succeed is the better choice. We’ll explore the ideology behind the “universal law” at some point.

Recently I got on what many call a “health kick”. But it’s not so much a “kick” as it is a lifestyle. I started working out with a personal trainer almost 6 months ago. Due to various “bumps” along my path (failing to plan, being one of them) I stopped training. What’s really discouraging about that is I was seeing phenominal results. I lost 16 pounds and went from 21% body fat to just 16%. You can see why I’m upset with myself for quitting. The good news is that I’m back at it! And it feels great! It is a bit of a struggle to get my body back into the shape it was before I left, but the program I am on is phenominal. (I have to give my Trainer a plug here: visit Horizon PT HERE.)

Not only am I working to get my body in great shape, but I also have taken steps to keep my brain sharp. Since I host a weekly radio show (The BEST Show) I am expected to stay up with the issues of the day. I typically stay abreast of the hot topics through various email newsletters and websites. But it’s really just not enough. I am putting myself on a plan to read. I am currently reading 3 books. You can see what’s on my “night stand” in the library I am setting up on my website. I’ll have a link up soon.

There are benefits to getting in shape. The family gets to share in the rewards. Not only am I eating healthier, but the rest of the family is too. My point in sharing this with you is two fold: 1) Accountabilty. By sharing with you what I am doing, you will no doubt expect to see me follow through. Have you ever started a diet, but didn’t tell anybody, that way if you didn’t stick with it, no one would be the wiser? So, you get my point… 2) I truely believe you can do it too. Many people don’t think they are smart enough, fast enough, good enough…the truth is that we ALL are capable. The test is, how hard are you willing to work for what you want?

The Starting Point is HERE…NOW. Stop procrastinating. Get it done. As Nike said: Just Do It. I am, are you?