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New Year! New ME! New Goals!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

I decided that this year I am not going to make a resolution! It seems that every year, it is the same thing. My resolution is to start working out again. Watch what I what I eat. LOSE WEIGHT! And for the first 2 weeks. I am gung ho! Everything is going great. The excitement wears off. Reality sets in. And then slowly but surely it all goes away and I am left with nothing! NOTHING but false promises to myself at the beginning of every month for the next year that is indeed the month we are going to pull it together!!! And inevitably, nothing happens. Because if it did I wouldn’t be sitting here. 20 pounds heavier than 2 years ago. I need to remember that is ok to start small. Often times we see a big picture and we get overwhelmed. It becomes too much. We think we are not going to be able to achieve something so massive so we give up. Think of it like a puzzle. When you open a new puzzle and scatter the pieces all over the table, you get excited. You find some pieces that match and you are so excited! This is fun! Then it starts to get a little bit harder. We are always trying to make the puzzle piece work...sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. And over lose interest. You just scoop up the pieces and throw them back in the box and save them for a rainy day. But when we start with the outer edges of the puzzle and slowly build from there we find it wasn't so hard after all.

I am going to set weekly goals for my self. Everyday is different for me. The boys have practice. The girl has something going on with dance. My taxicab sign always seems to be on! My workouts aren’t always going to be the same. Or at the same time. I am going to have to learn to be flexible. I am packing my lunches. And I have my handy dandy notebook with me to log everything that I am eating during the day! I need to get this done. Baby steps. One day at a time.

This weeks goals:

1. Exercise at least 5x a week for 45 minutes
2. Log all food and exercise
3. Drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water
4. Support my team members!

I wasn’t on SP much the month of December. I was so busy with the end of the year stuff that the kids had going on at school. Work somehow became a madhouse. My brother & SIL came to visit from Salt Lake City for 2 weeks…just craziness here. Most of my Facebook friends already know but after 20 years, “C” quit smoking. He is going on a month of no smoking! He did it on his own and with no nagging from me. On one of the rare morning we were able to have pillow talk and he told me that he had ordered Nicoderm CQ. He was going to start it in 2 weeks when his shift changed. He was ready. Well, he didn’t wait for the shift change he tried it that same day and he hasn’t looked back. I am SO very proud of him. My husband has always been one of this one good meal a day kind of men. It has really been a plus for me. We would eat out one meal on the weekends and the rest of our meals would be light because he was “still full from lunch.” Now his stomach is a never-ending pit! Ha! I would still take him eating all of the time eating instead of smoking! But geez help a girl out! If he can stop smoking, I can lose this weight…AGAIN!

Ok, I have rambled enough...I need to get back to work!

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    Great goals and Congrats to DH for quitting smoking! That is fantastic! I love your outlook and new years resolutions and you are right. I hope you plan works!!! good luck!
    2604 days ago
    I didn't know you are on facebook! You have to add me as a friend. Dana Starks. If you can't find me, just go on Eb's fb and I am her friend on there.

    I hear you girl about the new year's resolutions. I don't do them either. Everyone keep asking me what mine was and I told them I don't do those anymore.

    All the best to you with your goals for the new year and congrats to your hubby for quitting smoking. That is something I need to stop doing myself.
    2604 days ago
  • MIPPY265
    I love how you used the puzzle analogy. I never thought of it that way before.

    I like how your going to start out with smaller goals. Its definitely easier to get things accomplished that way.

    Good Luck on your journey. Hope to see you in forum soon!!!
    2605 days ago
    Hey! I feel the same way about the resolutions. I'm doing 30 DS as my beginning of the year challenge. It's working out too because it's a quick 20 minutes and I can do it in my living room. No excuses! I pop it into my laptop, mute it, and watch TV with my man:-). I decided to run atleast 4 times a week for 30 minutes too, so that translates to just about every other day. Good luck! I'll be rooting for ya
    2605 days ago
  • ELLIE-1220
    SUCH A GOOD ANALOGY with the puzzle!!!!! Love it!!!!

    Just learned that "J" has to quit coffe (Doctor's orders, health issues)... so it seems we are kinda in the same boat... If you ever need support, or wanna chat find me on here or FB... Your goals are manageable... and you will kick this again! You will so completely rock this year!!! We will, together!!!!

    Let's keep it going!

    2605 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/4/2011 5:58:48 PM
    Love me some baby steps! Happy New Year, Carol! And congrats to your DH for letting go of the smoking!
    2605 days ago
    i like the idea of weekly goals, i am trying it that way too, i think its gonna be much easier to reach..good luck and tell hubby congrats on quitting smoking!
    2605 days ago
    I like the idea of focusing on weekly goals. It makes the task seem easier to accomplish!
    2605 days ago
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