Today I turn [gulp][deep breath]... 39. That means I have 1 year left before the big 40 (that really hurts to type) which means, as the Dr. told Aunt Bea in an Andy Griffith episode, "I'm no spring chicken."
There's nothing I can do about either of those facts, but there are things I can do, so I've decided to set 4 goals for this next year.
So without further ado, here they are in no particular order:
I'm gonna get ripped
About nine years ago I lost over 100lbs (110 to be exact). I've kept it off for the most part but there are certain things I regret. I got lazy and didn't go as far fitness-wise as I would have liked. I never had a fully visible 6-pack. My lowest body fat % was around 9%. I understand this seems completely superficial and you're probably somewhat correct. There are specific parts of my body I don't like (hips...ugh). I want to see if I can fix these issues before the big 4-0. Besides the aesthetics of the goal, I want to get in the best shape possible so that I can do everything within my power to be around for as long as possible for Amy and my boys. I understand there are things outside my control, but I want to do everything I can. Visible abs and no hips hopefully will be the side effects of the hard work.
I'm gonna dunk a basketball (official size ball on 10' rim)
I'm in the 6'-1"-6'-2" range. Ever since high school I have been really, really close to dunking. Each year over the past few years my vertical has slowly deteriorated due to an ACL surgery and just getting older. I still regret never being able to, so by 40, I will. Goal number 1 will definitely help with one.
I'm gonna get better spending more quality time with my family
Phones, TV, video games, sporting events all interfere with life. I have a bad habit of getting home at 6 and pretty much just collapsing in front of the TV. And on the weekends, when I should be spending time with Amy & the boys, I find myself in front of the TV or computer vegging out. I'm going to do better! I have such an awesome and beautiful wife and three unbelievable boys that I have to start enjoying them before gets to be too late.
I'm gonna get more in tune with my Savior
As a Christian I have been called to Love God and Love People. I do a pretty sucky job at this. There are so many opportunities I miss to serve someone else. I'm going to pray that God will open my eyes to those in need and I'm going to pray that I will act when my eyes are opened. I also am going to start depending on God more. I say I have faith and yet I try to fix stuff on my own. God has promised He will provide us with our needs. In my 39 years I have yet to go hungry and yet I still doubt.