Sunday, January 01, 2017

Welcome to 2017!

So I've decided to give this a go again. I say every year I want to write more, but never do it. This year that is going to be one of the things I focus on. Last year was health (and that continues), this year I am going to focus on the writing side of things.

Here's what the latest is in my life. Our girls are growing like crazy and more grey hair comes in every day it seems. 40 isn't so bad I promise, in fact I am sort of enjoying it.

So instead of making resolutions I wouldn't keep last year I decided to focus on 1-2 things a year. Last year it was my health. Those of you that follow me on social media know that my weight has always been an issue. Last year I had reached the heaviest of my life, pushing close to 400lbs and essentially my doctor said lose the weight or die. I accepted that challenge and with the Lord's help I've lost 50lbs in a year. Here is how I did it...

  • tracking is a must (use an app to track food and exercise)
  • exercise is a must (even a little a few days a week)
  • SCHEDULE the exercise (knowing it was on my calendar helped a lot)
  • find an accountability partner (not a jerk but someone to nudge you)
  • don't give up if you have a bad day-every day is a new day!
  • allow some room to cheat some
All of these have helped me and I will continue this journey this year with my trainer and weight watchers, but slow and steady wins the race! I had hoped to keep my beard until I lost 100lbs but since the Buckeyes lost.....oh well!

My prayer is you will be encouraged as you begin 2017! 

Blessings to you!
-Matt

1 comment:

Deanna Bragg said...

I always enjoy the things you write and say. You are quite the inspiration!! Hugs to you, Meg and the girls