40 by 40 – Tracking the Progress, Sharing the Lessons
Here we are, weeks into the New Year and well on our way to making our resolutions part of our everyday life. Setting a New Year’s resolution can be an excellent springboard for accomplishing those life altering goals that we have been wanting to achieve! Whether you would like to become more organized, lose a few extra pounds, or find that dream job, a fresh start to a new year is the best time to start working!
With the New Year in sight, I decided to take a preemptive approach to my New Year’s resolution. Back in December of 2012, I set a goal: My goal was to lose forty pounds by the time I turn 40 in April of 2013. Convinced that I would succeed, I developed a Facebook page, 40 by 40.” My mission is to lose approximately 2.4 pounds a week over 17 weeks, in order to hit my weight loss goal by the time I hit the tender young age of 40.
As of today, I am at the six week point. I am not on schedule by any means (I am tracking my progress by my cool charts and graphs); however, I am learning greater lessons which I am going to share with you to help beat the odds and accomplish your goals! Through my blogs and Facebook page I plan on sharing my progress – not only in losing some weight which was the primary goal – but more importantly, sharing valuable life lessons which come from setting goals and working diligently toward them. This is a living and breathing project…one that I am excited to share and learn from as well as inspire others with!
Welcome to my journey to forty by forty!
Erik Johnson, the author of this blog, is employed by a privately owned chemical manufacturing facility – working in training as well as supervision. During Erik’s off hours, he enjoys traveling with his beautiful wife, cooking, hanging out with the kids, and playing with his two dogs. He also enjoys cycling, running, and anything else that keeps him outside. You can find him hanging out at the local antique shops searching for hidden treasures. Erik’s strength comes from his positive outlook on life. He incorporates his optimism and love of life into helping others and inspiring people to reach their full potential.