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2013 starts off for me with a downsizing

1354465380_horoscope-2013I really had planned to kick off the new year with a updated dadarocks. well – its looks nice and took some sweet time getting the website looking this nice.  Then Monday happened – I was told I was being downsized… Being let go really knocks the wind out of you… it wasnt something I had planned on (but who are we kidding who plans for that to happen?).

So here we go 2013 time to make some big changes… not just based in career but pretty much everywhere in my life… yes I know I’ve said it before but now I’m serious.  Things will change… I’m looking forward to it because really it should have happened a long time ago…. and it really has to change!

Over the weekend I purchased a vitamix blender — its not just a blender its the Infinity of blenders. My brother-in-law Tim has lost over 75 lbs in the last year using a combination of things but one of the most helpful was the Green Drink. So between my wife watching too much Dr. Oz and my Brother-in-law I’ve found myself the owner of a vitamix with a plan to start getting healthy in 2013 since it clearly didnt stick after my heart attack.

I love everyone that talks about new years resolutions — I have always been a believer in just do it whenever you need to — well I look at myself and I see that I need too… I’ve put on all the weight I lost and maybe a few extra pints of ice cream (I mean pounds).  I know you will all say so whats the exercise plan – first I need to start eating healthier then I’ll get slowly into exercise and all the fun stuff after that…

The one promise I made this new years was to really look into making a bucket list… I dont have one – I actually dont have a will either but thats a conversation for another day.  I rattled off somethings quickly the other day.

-Get to attend a Superbowl game

-Write a book

-Vacation in Bali

-Own a home (or an NYC apartment)

Whats on your bucket list?




Ending the decade that was

Its hard to imagine that tomorrow we start a new decade, of course its a new year and a new chance do right were we did wrong the year before. This statement along with a new year and a new you are the ones that will be with me for a long time… you’ll see some changes happening around here – just to keep up with the new year and the fact that in less then a week this site turns 1 year old.

I know many people stop doing resolutions once they hit a point in their life, I know many say weight loss and that usually just covers the holiday weight they’ve put on over the last month.  For me I have a long list along with the idea its time to start crossing items off my bucket list as well… If you follow me on twitter and if you read my christmas post you know that a few weeks ago I had a major health crisis and to be able to walk away from that is amazing. More so to walk away from that event and be able to change my life in hopes of seeing my grandchildren one day is the new mission of life.

When you make your resolutions make ones that you can meet, why because its important to set realistic goals telling yourself to become a millionaire isnt really realistic unless you have the means or the ability to do that… Telling yourself to drop 40% of your body weight isnt either…  try more reasonable goals like I’m going to go credit card free in 2011, managing a better budget within the family, I’m going to loose 25 pounds in 6 months  and keep it off, and I’m going to run a marathon within 3 years.

My true resolutions are much simpler – its to be a better husband, a better father, a better friend, and most important to take better care of myself (in terms of health and fitness). What are your resolutions?