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Monday, January 2, 2012

Resolutions, Goals, Life Changes (whatever you call them)

Welp, it's a new year....and that brings about the desire in many people to make changes in their lives.  Resolutions get a bad rap, but in all honesty, they are just goals we want to focus on, and goals ARE good, right?  Last year, something finally hit and my resolutions "stuck".  I made changes in my lifestyle that helped me lose over 14% of my body weight.  I'm thrilled with the progress I've made, but have so much more to do.  There were times my motivation waned.....well now it's back and I'm driven towards new goals.

So what's in store for this year:

  1. complete the 30 Day Shred workout dvd; I took a before pic and measurements and completed day 1; can't wait to see transpires over the next month
  2. do the Couch to 5k program.  I attempted this a few years ago and honestly I think all the additional weight made it super painful; I'm also hopeful that the addition of my iphone and the C25K app that's available will help me.  My ultimate goal is to participate in the Susan G Komen Race for a Cure in SF in September.    
  3. check out pilates and yoga classes in a local studio.  I cannot afford to take classes, but would love to see what it's like,
  4. work on the mental me.  I will be blogging about this in more detail, but I'm wanting to delve more into food addictions and the WHYS of my overeating.  I've bought some books and workbooks and will dedicate time to this facet of my life change.  
  5. Eat a cleaner diet.  I'm happy to say we've finally kicked SPLENDA to the curb.  Also,  I love researching recipes and will look for new, healthy ones to share with my family on a regular basis. 
  6. take better care of the home.  Living in disorganized chaos is stressful.  I really think it will make for a happier home and need to establish a routine that works for me and my busy lifestyle.  Flylady is a great resource for this.  It's been ages since I've followed her program, but we NEED it desperately and know it works.  
  7. I'm looking forward to participating in challenges, reading up on my favorite blogs and message boards, and keeping active over the next year.
How 'bout you?  What are your plans?  


  1. Its going to be a great year! We can do this Becky! And you, you are just an exercising machine! So proud of all your accomplishments last year and look forward to seeing you achieve your goals this year!

  2. Good luck, I bet you achieve it all and more! I am with you on the disorganisation part. It IS stressful. It makes me want to shut down or leave the house and never come back, I hate it so much. I'm also quitting sugar (again) on Monday. This time for reals. Maybe not forevers, but until I get much closer to goal. I've been watching two of my SIL's do it and the weight is literally just dropping off them without doing anything else. Sounds good to me!

  3. Hi dear!
    Your resolutions are very motivating.. especially the exercise goals. I want to make myself take a few Yoga classes... I am so out of touch with my body and feel very uncomfortable in my own skin and know how self conscious I will be doing Yoga in front of others but I will be doing it.

    I am looking forward to reading about your mental delving too. It's something I've been doing lots of too. I wrote about learning my diet style is a form of an ED in my last post. So much to learn!

    Happy belated New Year BTW. Thanks so much for the comments. I appreciate them more than you know! Cary~

  4. Thanks for the posts, friends. I really do appreciate the online support. I really am focused, like in this tunnel...where I can see the finish line. I'm excited as I've set out to lose weight and be healthier many times, but I've NEVER gotten to the finish line.

    The new weekly schedule with my boys will allow me more time to work on all of this. I cannot even begin to comprehend this....but look forward to it for sure!!!

    All the best to you....Kim, Bee, and Cary!!!