Friday, November 23, 2012

BeachBody Fitness Sale

Here is a great chance to get your fitness going for the new year!!! Beachbody is having a great Black Friday sale. This is your opportunity to pick out a fitness program from some of the best programs ever! Lets end the trend of obesisty. Lets learn how to eat properly and condition our bodies to be used how they were meant to be! We can do this. You can do this. Here is your opporunity. For anyone that buys during the sale I will be hosting a private fitness group on Facebook to learn about nutrition, fitness and help encourge everyone. Click on the link below to check out these sale programs: http://teambeachbody.com/shop/holidayoffer?referringRepid=143981

Friday, November 02, 2012

Bite Your Tongue

Do you have something that you hope people never say about you? Here is the one thing I hope people never say about me:

Music (232/365)

I hope people never say that I wasted a talent. When God gives us a gift we should use it right? Consistency in doing what we are gifted with gives us strength and courage to build great lives. It also honors God and encourages and blesses others to pursue their gifting. It is my hope that I honor what has been given to me, to pour into others, and use my gifts to the fullest.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

New Years Workout Plan

Okay, so I'm planning what my next workout will be. I have lost over 20 lbs so far this year, and I want to keep that momentum going through next year. I find that when I keep a goal in front of me, it keeps me motivated to maintain my health & fitness. This looks really cool, and the pre-orders just started.. I think I'm going to jump in! Anyone else want to do this with me??

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Rainy Saturday

2007 Navy vs. Notre Dame football game - prega...
2007 Navy vs. Notre Dame football game - pregame warmups (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Fall is officially here in northern Indiana. I went to mow this morning, after 20 minutes looked down, and flat tire!!! Nail was in the rear tire.  So that ended that. The good news, is that I was able to just hang out with my family this morning.  We made home made apple sauce and then had lunch.  It is now raining and gloomy outside, but....and this is a big one.....it is Saturday!!! And that can only mean one thing COLLEGE FOOTBALL. So this afternoon I will look outside, appreciate that fall colors, and turn on the TV to watch the Notre Dame game at 3:00.  Then later I will turn on the Florida game.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ten Years From Now

Wal calendar
Wal calendar (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
One of the things I wish I would have been taught when I was young is to look ten years into the future. It seems simple enough. This year, in June, I will turn 35. When looking back on time, it seems to have flown by. Day by day it seems like we have forever, but our time is limited. This week I heard a great message by Ed Dobson.  He has ALS, which is a terminal disease. But here is the thing, we all have a terminal disease. All of us have a limited amount of time. You can't look back, but you can impact your future. If you look ten years into the future, where do you want to be? What do you want to do? Who's life do you want to have impact on? The great thing is that you can take steps, intentional steps, everyday to change your life. If you do this everyday for a year, these steps will add up. Then think about where they will ten years from now. Being intentional about what we do now will keep us from looking back on life with regrets. What we do NOW directly impacts where we will be then.

What am I doing now:

So here is what I am doing NOW to affect my ten year plan. First, getting my health and fitness the best it can be so that my body can be the most productive that  it can be. I never want my fitness to hold me back from doing something, never want it to be an excuse. I never want to hold back from my kids because of my level of fitness. So I have joined a fitness group where we are encouraging and holding each other accountable for good eating habits/lifestyle and exercise. Second, I am working on launching two businesses. Why two? Well why not!?! I have played music all my life, so I am creating a company that will use this creative outlet of mine. The other company will be in manufacturing,  which I have been in the last 15 years. I am being vague on both of these because quite honestly I don't have all the details yet. Both companies have been ideas bouncing around  in my head for a long time. It is time to move on both ideas. If they are contained as only thoughts then they add value to no one. I worked hard to get a business degree in small business and entrepreneurship, it is about time I put it into action. Third, and most importantly, I will honor God and serve Jesus the best that I can. Everyday. Serving others far outweighs anything else on this list. If someone can benefit by me spending time with them, then that is what I want. Living on purpose and being intentional is what it is all about. No regrets. No what ifs. As Ed says, "it ain't over yet".
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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Music Composition 101

One of my goals for this year is to start composing music again.  I am basically back to a beginners level and have to relearn any music theory that I had previously learned.  So what better way to learn then to start reading and writing.  The piece above is my first attempt at an intro and exposition section of a piano sonata.  It is a midi file so forgive the sound quality.  I would love to get some feedback on what anyone thinks of it so far, even if you think it sucks.  I'm sure when I am done editing and learning more it will sound different then it does now, which makes me wonder when I will ever consider any piece of music finished? Maybe I should set a deadline, that seems to take the art out of it though don't you think?  Any way, take a listen and tell me what you think. Thanks.
English: Music theory circle of fifths diagram
Image via Wikipedia

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