“There is never excuse not to dream.”
I picked that quote up off of a wrapper of a piece of Dove chocolate. Very few phrases have stuck with me like this. How odd, that a piece of trash can contain such a jewel of a quote…but it did.
All too often people forget how healthy it is to dream. Dreams motivate, inspire, and prevent apathy. It is the people without dreams that have the most to lose as they have nothing to keep them wanting more, wanting better for themselves, their family, and their future.
Can dreams be obtained? Absolutely! With knowledge, hard work, and a willingness to lay it all on the line, dreams can become reality. That is where my blog starts…putting my thoughts, experiences, perspectives, and dreams out there.
So here is a little about me:
I work full-time as “solutions developer” at a local large company. Think of a solutions developer as software developer that deals more with client needs than just putting code together on a piece of software.
I’ve turned more into health and fitness than what you see in that picture above. In fact, that was me at 27. I weighed somewhere above 220 pounds…possibly 230+. I have no idea, honestly. But I’ve turned more into someone who works towards losing the weight I have. I’m down 50 pounds and still have more to go and will be there very soon.
I love blogging. I love doing some Internet marketing. I love finding creative ways of making extra money. But, more than anything, I love what I am doing with Team Beachbody, the independent marketing arm behind Beachbody (the company that produced P90X, Insanity, Turbo Jam, Hip Hop Abs, you know…those guys that you see late night while eating potato chips on the couch wondering why you’re overweight or obese).
I won’t talk much about TBB here much, but I plan to get some more general thoughts to fitness, possibly linked to my blog that is specifically on the topic.
By the way, this is me now. This is with my wife April and my three beautiful daughters. This was in August of 2010. By the summer of 2011, I hope to post another picture showing how much more progress I’ve made.
April and I have been married for 9 years now. We are partners in everything we do: In raising our kids, in building our dreams, in maintaining our household, and