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    MARY.FRAN   10,598
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2010 is going to be great.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I have some pretty big plans for next year.

I want to lose another 10-20lbs. I know this will mean even more extra skin around my tummy, but that's ok, there is still fat there and I still have room to get healthier.

I want to run a half marathon, my knee isn't quite in running form yet, but it is getting there. I will run one this year.

I want to do the Hustle up the Hancock, but that is quite a daunting physical feat, and will be pretty tough on the knee.

I want to learn how to lift weights. I am actually getting a jump start on this this weekend. My inability to hold a modified plank in PT because of my arms is pretty pathetic. So to the weights I go, and I have enlisted the help of my super buff boy friend.

I want to be able to do 100 pushups. I found a training plan for this and will probably start in March once I have gotten myself in a little better shape.

I also want to do the splits. I found a set of stretches to get me to this point on Fit Sugar.

Now, the non- weight related stuff:
Start a knitting blog.
Read a book a month.
Have a monthly girls night.
Get more comfortable being me.

2010 is NOT going to be about regrets, dissappointments or should have done's. It will not be about what could have been or how things aren't how I planned. It will not be about wishing for a life that I don't have. It will not be about finding an easy way out.

I am going to be moving in a positive direction for the second year in a row. The easy part is over, I lost the majority of the weight. The hard part is left. Keeping up the diet and fitness. Maintaining my weight when I reach my goal. Turning myself into an actual athlete (even if I am not a very good one)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WEEZBUG82 1/4/2010 3:46PM

  Love the goals! I'm hoping to run a half marathon this year as well! (or maybe early 2011) It's been soooooo long since I've run anything over 4 miles - but confidence in ourselves is key, right! Hells ya! Good luck to you!

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FEELGREATIN2010 12/29/2009 1:22PM

    These are some great goals!! I was thinking about doing a Splits goal as well--could you point me to the FitSugar site you're talking about?

I'm planning on putting my resolutions to paper tomorrow. :-)

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FUNNINFIT 12/18/2009 2:11PM

    Love the positive vibes! Maybe I'll come up with my 'bucket' list for 2010 and post it on the frig!

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TKACH1024 12/18/2009 12:15PM

    That is awesome you have an awesome goal list. Keep up the great work!!

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KAT978 12/18/2009 1:31AM

    Nice blog! It's great that you've already determined your goals for next year and wrote them down. I'm with you on the half-marathon - I've just started running this year and I'm slowly starting to build my mileage so I can start training for a half marathon in 2010.

Turning myself into an actual athlete...I loved this line. This is what I want to focus on next year that's why I want to run the half marathon. I don't want this (weight loss) journey to be about the number on the scale. I did that this year and I've lost 9 pounds. Now that I only have about 4 or 5 pounds to go and it's getting a little harder to lose them, I'm going to focus on improving my running, continuing my circuit training program and eating clean, and just let the weight come off by itself.

Best of luck to you in 2010!

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MEGAMITENCHI 12/17/2009 11:45PM

    Wonderful blog!!! Such positive language!!!!

Planks are sooooooooo hard!! But I believe you can do it!! Weight-lifting, I think, is kind of fun. But then I like lists and getting to check things off. I like the 100 push-up challenge, maybe I'll successfully do it next year too ^_^

A half-marathon! Wow!!! I hope to run a 5K next year, with my husband- he cannot run right now because of an old knee injury, but he's getting surgery next month that should fix it!

Good luck!!!!

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SHIRLEYDILLARD 12/17/2009 11:23PM

    Some great goals! I have to get mine on paper!!

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