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My word for 2011 and getting back on track

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

I don’t really do resolutions, I pick a word that helps keep me focused over the course of the year.

In 2008 my word was FOCUS.
In 2009 my word was DETERMINED.
In 2010 my word was POSITIVE.

This year, for 2011, my word is DO.

I wanted a word that would encompass all that I want to accomplish, focus on, deal with, one that would help me get to my goals… all I wanted to do. No more excuses, no more second guessing, no more over thinking, just doing. I wish I had some eloquent way to explain it. It makes sense in my head and I guess that’s all that matters. It's a small word but it says so much! In 2011 I am going to DO.

Getting back on track… today I went for the trifecta of refocusing:

1. Weighing in (up 1 lb. from the holidays)
2. Taking measurements (mid section expanded)
3. Taking before pictures (thighs, abs, butt! oh my!)

Taking those pictures – no, uploading and viewing those pictures – was brutal. What 9 pounds can do to your body (and your self esteem!) is not a good thing.

Let me just say that I’m not good at putting it all out there publically when it comes to weight loss, which is why I don’t blog on Spark a lot. I do however use the heck out of the Journal in the planner section. I’m thinking putting myself out there a bit more might be helpful in achieving my goals so here I am. That being said, I don’t think I’ll be sharing those before pictures until there’s been some progress in the rear end shrinkage department.

On Sunday I started with the 28 Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge. I needed something to focus on, a do this step-by-step kind of thing to get me back on track. In November I got rather lacks with my strength training but was keeping up with cardio. In December, I started getting lacks with cardio too… needless to say my exercise minutes for December were way down. Today was day 3 of the challenge, so far so good. In my head I’m feeling much better about things so that’s a step in the right direction.

I’m starting at 133 lbs. wanting to get back down to 124 lbs. I have 9 lbs. to lose.

I started Spark in 08. It took me a year to lose 24 lbs. I was focused through that year even though it took forever, my head was in a good place with it all. Gaining weight back however, makes me feel like I failed and it’s hard to regain that positive outlook. I’m working on it. It’s not the end of the world, I know. It’s my battle and that’s why I’m here.

I’m looking forward to some definition in my abs again that's for sure.

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