I am not a perfect Husband. I am not a perfect Father. I am not a perfect Christian. But I want to be. Admitting I am not perfect is the first step. The next is figuring out what I am going to do about it.
An Anniversary of Sorts
A year ago today I started this Blog to help get my 42 year-old, Father-to-be butt in shape. If you are interested here is the first post. And since then I’d like to tell you I am stronger, faster, and more flexible than I was a year ago. I am not. See, I am not perfect. Am I in worse shape? No. I am eating much better thanks to the #Whole30, and after a month of Balanced Breathing and meditation, I am more centered. I am sleeping better than I was (and certainly better than most people with a 8 month-old), and I can sustain my energy better without relying on energy drinks and bad food. However, I have started and stopped exercising numerous times in the past couple of months. Work has been hectic the past month or so, and I just haven’t made the effort to sustain workouts each and every day. Slow days I get a couple of sets in, but on busy days, not so much.
The Difference a Year Makes
I am now 43 and have been thinking a lot (remember I like to do that) and if you have been following along you may have noticed a shift in the direction of this blog. Over the course of the year I have evaluated and reevaluated what I need to do in order to be a good husband and father. I realized that there were more aspects to being a Functional Dad beyond just being physically fit. There were the obvious Dad-like things I had to learn: changing diapers, feeding etc., but another important aspect was becoming the spiritual leader for my daughter as well as my wife. Being a good husband, being a good father and being a good person all require physical, mental, and spiritual health. While that sounds good I am still working out the details on how I am going to balance out all three of those areas. And I am going to work this all out here on FunctionalDad.net. I hope you will join me in this journey as I find it to be the greatest challenge of my life. God Bless!
“You became weary on your many journeys, but you did not say, “I give up! ” You found a renewal of your strength; therefore you did not grow weak.”
Isaiah 57:10 (HCSB)