1) lose weight – I need to lose 30 pounds atleast, but probably more I want to be around for my kids. So today I walked about 10,000 steps, and continued to modify my diet by implementing a morning Beachbody Shakeology Shake.
2) find a church home – This has really bothered me, just as much as the being overweight. I miss the church and fellowship that I had when I was in Texas and it is something that I want my kids to have as they grow up.
3) better financial position – This is a constant struge for most Americans. One minute I feel that we are moving in the right direction, the next I am up all night worrying. My wife and I are really focused on getting out of debt and have been throwing all the extra cash that we can at paying down credit card debt. But, if we can get all of our debt paid off in 2 years, we should be able to save enough to pay for all 4 years of college for both boys and increase our 401k contributions from 8 to 12%+!
4) technology- My job and life revolves around technology so this is going to be hard. But I really want to cut back on my usage and dependency on technology. This is crucial because I constantly get emails, text messages, calls, etc and everytime one of those messages comes in at night, it takes away from my kids.
These are a lot of changes and I realize that. But i have asked several friends and my wife to help keep me accountable and focused. So as the seasons are changing and the leaves have started to slowly change colors, I too am changing and I hope that these changes are for the best and for my sons.