I want to lose weight.

(This is a continuation of 2014: A PREVIEW)

4 years ago I married the love of my life, and my wedding day was the heaviest I have ever been.  If you have ever seen my wife, you know I married up.  Like climbing a mountain summit kind of up.  So my first thought when it comes to explaining this goal is simply to say i need to measure up, but honestly I don’t think thats it. When we first got married I joined a gym got a trainer, and lost a 50 pounds.  Only to gain it back the following year.  At several different points in my life I have lost weight only to gain it back like a yo-yo, and I think the reason for that is I never had the right reason.  It was always to look better, or just because I happen to be hiking up mountains for an entire summer.

Finally I think I have gotten to a point in my life when I just want to be healthy.

A month ago this post would have been just this simple.  But I was given an even bigger reason when we were approve to go ahead with our adoption.  I want to be around for a while.  I want to see my kids grow up.  I no longer just want to be healthy because I’m tired of being tired after walking up stairs.

So this time I’m gonna take my time.  I’m not just gonna kill myself exercising for a few months and drop the 50 pounds I need to lose.  I’m gonna look at what I eat, and learn what I should be eating.  I’m gonna create habits of exercise that can last when life gets crazy.

So my goal in a nutshell is to be more healthy.

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