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goal-settingWith the beginning of each new year comes new goals and expectations.   The new year gives us all a chance to forget the past failures and instead create a plan with new goals. The new year gives us a chance to succeed. The new year can gives us all new hope and a new start.

For me this new year brings a few different goals that I am very excited about.  I am working on a new book, have many business objectives, want to grow in my faith, be able to serve the world with the gifts God has given me, serve my family and see all of them fulfill God purpose in their life, etc.  I also turn 50 this year and want to get into the best physical shape of my life. 

Goal Setting for Success

When setting new goals we should look at every area of our lives, if we want to be fulfilled and of value to this world.  We should not just look at the financial goals, but look at other important goals we might want to improve on so that we become the best we can be. This may mean setting not just goals about our outter appearance but more sunstantial goals like goals to improve our interpersonal relationships, our spiritual relationships, just to name a few.

So, when I talk about using goal setting to get in the best "shape" of your life I am talking about the best physical shape, mental shape and spiritual shape. So, you can use goal setting techniques to be the best you can be. Do NOT fall into the trap of setting just a one dimensional goal. Think beyond one dimension and look at all areas of your life that you want (or need) to improve.  

My 2010 Goals

I know many want to use 2010 to get into better shape so I am going to do some posts revealing my lifestyle as I challenge myself to 50 and beyond!  Anyone who knows me, knows that I have some physical challenges due to a bad car accident so if I can do it so can you!

The Mind is Linked to the Body

I know 2010 is going to be a year where God will show Himself through the faith of His people.  In order to be the best you can be you must be in shape, I know this isn’t all of it but keep in mind if your body is weak your mind and spirit will follow.  I truly believe that is why God put it in that order in His word.  You must be physically, mentally and spiritually fit and being strong physically enhances your mental and spiritual strength.

My Goal to be Fit Again

john RowleyI am currently about 12% body fat at about 210 lbs. and my goal is to get my body fat in the 8% range which would be fantastic. The below picture was taken by my wife Cathy 3 days after Christmas.  I did loosen my diet leading up to Christmas and I am charging toward 50 in 4 months.  I want to be in the best shape of my life when I hit the half century mark. 

I hope you enjoy these blogs as I show you what I do and how I do it.  You will see that there is no magic bullet.  Just consistency.  I doesn’t take  a ton of time but it does take some time.

Embarking on this Journey for Self Improvement Together


So as we embark on this journey together let me know if you have an specific questions that I can answer as we move forward.  Are you on a fitness regimen and not getting the results you wanted?  Are you following a certain diet but can’t stick to it or are getting sub par results?  I am here for you and would love to hear from you!

God bless you as we charge into 2010 together!!

John

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