So it seems that most of the Continental US is having some contact with winter weather this week. And I have to be honest, I am not a fan. I am an Arkansan for those who don't know that already, and this is not my cup o' tea folks. I am used to much milder winters. In fact, I can recall a decade of not ever getting a significant amount of snow during any of those winters. And I was ok with that. So yesterday, I found myself day dreaming at work. I had this vision of me on a State Park trail on a warm spring day, me and my girls headed up a mountain or hanging out by a waterfall with a picnic, and not dreading that I will not have enough energy to finish this hike or be dog tired the rest of the day. Or me and my crew with the Fredrick crew at Beaver Lake camping and swimming and fishing, and me not thinking about the fact that I am the fattest guy around. I also was thinking about me and Kathy and Lauren at Silver Dollar City and me in those amusement park ride lines with nary a thought in my head about will I fit? Quite frankly, I am so looking forward to this summer. So much so that it is often the one thing that keeps me motivated to do winter workouts. I have talked about it before, my talent in life is my vision to realize this moment is temporary, that as much as it may suck right now, it will be over at some point,and I focus on making it to that point. It is how I got through a lot of football practices, it is how I get through a lot of winter treadmill workouts. Just keep focus on the future and off of now. I will realize the benefits of what is sucking right now, in the spring and summer of 2011!!!! I started my journey in July of 2010 and I saw so many benefits before the weather turned cold, but I have imagine that I will be seeing so many more this spring and summer than i could ever imagine. I mean wow, I will be jogging on beautiful park trails, I will be swimming, maybe even with no shirt, in gorgeous lakes. I will be getting to do yard work, without getting winded 5 minutes in. I will get to graduate, and this graduation picture, I will be at least a hundred pounds thinner than in my Associates Degree graduation picture! How fun will that be? Come on spring and summer 2011!!