Sunday, November 29, 2009


Even though I missed posting this to my blog yesterday I still wanted to say something about purpose.

I had an anonymous comment on a previous post ask me what my purpose was for doing the Insanity workout program. I've given this a lot of thought over the last few days, and now I feel like I have an answer.

Having a muscular and healthy body is always great. I've been blessed with pretty good health and whatever I have done physically usually workout well for me...I ran track in high school, played soccer for a while and baseball.

I was raised as a vegetarian and understood the health benefits of eating well, but I decided to experience more food out there and have not been a strict vegetarian for years.

A few years ago I had the opportunity to speak to a group who were participating in a local program called CHIP (Cardiac Health Improvement Program). These people had been given the ultimatum: get better or get worse. All of them had decided, and paid, to change their lifestyle. They become more active and change dietary habits. I thought this was incredible. These people, making a difference in their lives, were very inspiring. I never had to do anything like they were doing...I took my health and habits for-granted. Recently, though this my sound cheesy, I have found The Biggest Loser inspiring. People deciding to change their lives for the better.

So here I am...trying my first steps in making a difference in my own life. Taking the time to improve my body and hopefully my lifestyle - for the better!

At the end of my 60 days I also hope to have a plan to give back and pay it forward. More to come on that.

I hope that gives idea of my purpose. I like the idea of being in great shape and what I can do with a stronger body, but I have been inspired to make a change for myself. Thanks to all those who have helped me get this far and inspire me to continue.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thank you. it is inspiring to know of the purpose for people's actions. you are a very kind and giving man. i hope it all works out well for you! good luck!