Alright, ladies and gents - first of all, thank you all for your support and comments and goodies in the last few days, especially on my What Can Happen in a Year Photo Blog. I wish I could come by and thank you all individually, but I'm not sure I have that much time with all I have planned this year! *lol* Still, I really do appreciate the support, encouragement, and wonderfully kind comments! You made my NYE/NYD much better! :)
Now, I tried to weigh in yesterday morning at my mom's house, but her scale isn't calibrated correctly. I hopped onto her old medical scales (that were once my grandmother's) and it said I weighed 315.5 pounds! WOOT! ....okay, not really. On New Years Eve morning I weighed in at home around 330...and I don't really think you can lose 15 pounds in one day...especially when you're eating pizza and chocolate covered pretzels! *lol* So the official New Years weigh in had to be today. Here are the results:
Current Weight: 330.8
Weight Last Week: 332.6
Weight lost in the last week of 2010: -1.8 pounds
And I'll take it! I only worked out 2 times this week..and it just about killed me! If you read my "Very Funny 2010!" blog, you'll know I've been fighting both injuries and illnesses this week. On Monday, I only completed 11 minutes of my W4D2 of C25K before my hip started screaming at me. I tried to walk to finish the time I had, but after a while, even that hurt! By Tuesday, I was on the couch, having to call off work because walking was torturous for me. I really wanted it to heal quickly, and by Wednesday I was feeling much better. Unfortunately, while I was on the couch Tuesday I started feeling a sinus infection coming on too...and cramps. Now, normally neither of these would keep me from the gym, but with everything I had going on and the pain in my hip still, I gave myself the permission to stay off the hip and let my body heal completely. I also had a plan to meet my bestie on Wednesday night to finally exchange gifts for Christmas. Thursday I had to come home and get things ready to head to my mom's the next day. So, with plans changing, with my hip hurting, with cramps and horrible sinus headaches, a very sore and swollen throat and stuffy nose, I took the week off from the gym. On Friday, I swiped my card at the gym, but I didn't get to my workout until late that night - and it ended up being only a walk with Hubs, about 1/3 of a mile or so....which landed me with another injury, a serious ear infection or blockage (not quite sure what's going on, but I don't think it's coincidence that the wind was awfully strong that night and I was fine when I left and not fine any more when I returned).
So for this past week, I can say:
* I only worked out for about 35 minutes total.
* I didn't do any strength training.
* I didn't drink all my water (my throat hurt SO much!!).
* I didn't get hardly any sleep (up almost every night screaming and/or crying).
What I did, instead, was:
* I lowered my food intake, sticking to about 1600 calories instead of 1800.
* I tried to sleep when I could.
* I tried to drink water when I could.
* I tried to listen to my body and make good choices, where possible.
* I tried not to expect too much of a seriously battered body.
It just goes to show that when half the things are going wrong, if you work the other half you may still come out with a victory in the end. A great lesson to learn in the end of 2011.
Another good lesson to learn? You don't magically heal when the new year starts. Some secret part of me wished that when the clock struck midnight, my ears would pop and my hip would feel 100%. I also hoped my new running shoes would make my hip pain non-existent. Guess what?! It didn't happen. As I sit here this morning, my hip still hurts and my ear is ringing and still completely blocked.
So, yep...2010 wasn't the end of all struggles. We all have to remember that each day is it's own with it's own challenges. By the end of each year we get sick of it. We start remembering all that went wrong and we want to move forward and forget. So we look forward to a new year with it's new possibilities...but I think we miss the point. Each new day holds new possibilities. It doesn't matter if it's 1/1/11 or 3/15/10. We have an opportunity to make each day count, so pining all your hopes on the second the clock turns over into a new year isn't the way to go at all....pin your hopes on each second of the clock...it's a second more you have to make your way through the jungle and find the light you're looking for.
That being said, a new year is a great way to measure time...so I have made my plans and goals for 2011. Not resolutions. I hate the pressure of resolutions. These are things I want to do or try in 2011. I think I've mentioned some of them before, but here they are...all written out in one spot.
First, a review.
In 2010, I did...
...lose 85.4 pounds!
...lose 54.75 inches!
...drop from a size 32 pant to size 24/26.
...drop from 48DD bra to 42DD.
...logged more than 106 miles.
...logged 11,173 fitness minutes.
...completed 4 races - 3 5ks and 1 10k.
...logged 9300 Spark Points.
...tried tennis, boxing, Zumba, line dancing, pilates, and running for the first time.
...logged miles and time on the treadmill, elliptical, in classes, and on ST machines.
...my first yoga class.
So, in 2011, I will...
...lose 80 pounds.
...log 365 miles.
...complete 11 races.
...log 15,600 fitness minutes (300/week).
...log over 10,000 Spark Points.
...take a boxing class and tennis lessons.
...repeat the hike from June 2010 with my new body...and finish it!
...try new things: ziplining, kayaking, white water rafting, and other fun things.
...travel to new places and challenge myself - Vegas, Utah, the Grand Canyon.
...start researching and writing a book.
...blog about my adventures.
...support those around me.
...remember that inspiring those is the best way to inspire myself.
...take my time, love myself, scare myself a little, and make plenty of wonderful memories!
I'll add some 2011 start pictures/end of 2010 pictures a little later.
I hope you all have a wonderful, happy, and beautiful new year! And remember to make every day a new possibility for adventure and fun! Happiness and health to all!