So far, 2012 has been a year of changes and learning for me.
The biggest change is my lifestyle. I've gone from what many would consider a very unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle to a healthy, active one. My wife and I started the P90X lean workout program 37 days ago. We also started a lifestyle of healthier eating a few weeks ago.
The results are pretty amazing already. I am about 10 pounds lighter than when we started, which means I'm living in the 170s for the first time since sometime during my first couple years out of college (about 13-15 years).
Thanks to this blog I'm learning how to train my body to burn fat instead of carbohydrates with a sustainable diet heavy in meat, fruit and vegetables. I get to eat eggs and bacon for breakfast, just not pancakes or cinnamon rolls!
I started the year weighing anywhere from 187-193 pounds, but I've consistently weighed in at 179 for the past week.
I've been learning a lot this year as well. I completed Level 1 of Rosetta Stone Spanish and am working on Level 2 now. I've been consistently studying my Bible and have been learning a lot about love, joy, sacrifice and trials.
My family and I are going on a family missions trip this summer to the Dominican Republic. We'll also spend a few days in Puerto Rico. So the learning will continue as we immerse ourselves in new cultures.
Some of the changes in diet, routine and schedule have caused some temporary stress, but overall I think the changes are good. I know the learning is good. I hope to use what I'm learning to make healthy decisions throughout my life and pass down valuable lessons to my children.