Tuesday, January 01, 2013
With New Year's one day in, I saw my friend's status on Facebook that said she was ready to start her 2013 Revolution. I paused on her posting for the genius idea and for a break of making resolutions -- only to break them a week later.
What if we created a 2013 Revolution where we focus on our overall health, not just pounds getting lower on a scale?
For the mind -- I will focus on reading more. My first goal is to read at least one book per month (hopefully more!). My second goal will be completing Rory Gilmore's reading list from Gilmore Girls.
For the pocket book -- I will follow the $5 Savings Plan. You only pay in cash the entire year, and when you get a $5 bill you save it. You never spend your $5's. Secondly, I will add $1 for every workout I complete in 2013. The money I save will be put into a jar and then will be spent on a dress for Courtney's wedding, or a plane ticket to Boston to visit my friend or for a fun New Year's Eve dress for 2014.
For the body -- I will begin eating clean and working out at least 5x a week. I will incorporate strength and cardio into my routines. I will eliminate everything white from my diet and try to exclude diet soda, a majority of processed foods and sugar especially. My focus will be on healthy vegetables and lean proteins, and "eating like a rabbit" -- but more on that later along. I will finally use my Power 90X DVD's as well as my Jillian Michaels workouts. Once the Biggest Loser begins on January 7, 2013, I will begin a workout challenge with my mom to help her along her journey as well.
For the soul: This past birthday, I completed 26 Acts of Kindness in honor of the Sandy Hook victims. It is my goal to try and complete one act of kindness each week of this year and try to make my #27Acts even bigger this coming December.
There will be 6 major goals or milestones that I will try to accomplish in 2013 -- and if it takes until 2014 that is ok as well, because I am focusing on losing the weight, never finding it again.
Goal 1: April 20, 2013; down 30 pounds for a Chi Omega reunion.
Goal 2) June 8, 2013; down 50 pounds for my friend's wedding and my first time as a bridesmaid.
Goal 3) July 4, 2013; down 60 pounds for the 4th of July and a cute new outfit.
Goal 4) October 31, 2013; down 70 pounds and at my goal weight of 127.
Goal 5) August 2013; down 70 pounds and at my goal weight of 127. Able to go out and buy a beautiful dress for Courtney's wedding. Hopefully this will be my first shopping trip where I do not end in tears when I try on dresses. I will also then go home and see if I can fit into my high school prom dress. Hopefully a good before and after shot will ensue :)
Goal 6) December 29, 2013; down to my goal weight of 127. Fitting into my gold dress for New Years and celebrating my birthday, finally not worried about my weight.
Well here goes nothing...hopefully tomorrow will be my last, first day of changing my life for the better.
For anyone who would like to join in my Revolution please post and tell me how you are changing your life in 2013. I would love us to challenge and encourage each other during the new year!