Sunday, February 28, 2010


I am a very goal oriented person.  You can ask my family that I have always tried to set goals for myself (sometimes ridiculously high) and strive to complete them.  This challenge to improve myself is no different.  As I go through this journey, I will no doubt come up with goals that are more complex than writing a simple blog post and completing in a day.  I also want to expose these goals to anyone who might be reading so that I can be held accountable for reaching my goals.  As I come up with new goals I will post them in a section on the left with my latest status of that goal.

My first goal is that I want to lose 20 pounds.  I'm not an obese person, but I know that I am overweight and now that I have a growing family, I need to concentrate on being healthier to keep up with them and be around for them.  I will update my weight loss status over on the left each week on Mondays.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

A simple Thank You

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.  
~Oscar Wilde

It's amazing how much a simple thing like saying "Thank You" can do.  It very quickly show someone that you appreciate something they have done.  I was raised to understand the importance of saying "Please" and "Thank you", so throughout my life I have tried to make sure that I say thank you to those who do something that they wouldn't have to do and just do it out of kindness.

One thing that I have not been good about is thank you notes.  I believe I have written thank you notes three times in my life, high school graduation, college graduation, and 0.02% of my wedding thank you notes (Thank you honey for doing all the rest!).  There have been times where I have had the motivation to write them for other events (I even acquired the notes to write on), but have fallen short of my goal.

Today is my birthday, so in the spirit of improving myself with small changes, I am going do a better job of acknowledging the kindness that people will be showing me today and fully thank them.

Friday, February 26, 2010


I thought I would give a little introduction as to why I wanted to start this blog and what purpose it will serve.  You may think by the title that I'm a person that needs a lot of fixing, however, this is not the case (at least as far as I think about myself).  You hear it all the time in sports, coaches and players make statements about how there is always something that can be improved.  That is how I feel about myself and that is the purpose of this blog.

Let me start by saying I like myself, I love my life, and I'm not looking to drastically change any of that.  I do believe that I could improve my overall health and fitness, be a better husband, be a better father, and be more productive and successful at work. I am planning on using this blog as a way to try and push myself to improve those things I mentioned.  All of this with possibly the accountability that a public blog would bring.

I am not looking to convince anyone how to live their lives, but if someone finds that something I have done can help them, well then that is great.  Like I said before, this is to push myself to become a better person because I believe that I am supposed to be a better person.

If you still feel like following and reading, then welcome and I hope to hear from you along my journey.