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Well, Hello New Year!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

It's been 5 months since I posted a blog entry. Last one was the last day of P90X. I loved P90X, but ran into a bit of a snag. The last post was also the first day of school.

I lost my momentum. My entire daily routine changed and I fell out of my exercise routine. I didn't actually STOP exercising, I just did not stay as focused as I should have. I also wasn't losing weight, and while I felt GREAT, not seeing any movement in the scale was admittedly discouraging.

No big resolutions for the New Year. I'm going to start slowly working on small goals and work my way up to finding a routine that can not be shattered because of school vacations or family vacations or work or what have you.

I've decided that the dogs MUST HAVE a daily walk. This goal is non-negotiable. I'm going to look at this one as something that needs to b done for them and hopefully I reap the benefits.

I am going to tackle my house. I just can't live in this chaos any longer. More organizing, more help from family and hopefully some bigger projects like painting, tile cleaning and carpet replacement.

We are going to get our 401K's in order. We have given ourselves until the end of January to do this.

I'm going to try to keep relatively calm throughout the everyday stressors. Autism and all it brings with it. Homework with a teenager. Work - in which I manage to expend 8 hours worth of energy into a 4.5 hour period.

So... I come. I'd love to drop 30 lbs this year, but it can't be the focus of my life because when that happens, everything else suffers.

I am going to try to blog more for my own sake to see what obstacles get in my way.

thanks for being here for me, Sparkpeople!
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    Sounds like you've got a lot to juggle.

    I'm a big fan of small goals (whether or not you call them babysteps). So here's to letting our canine companions motivate us to get moving and then squeezing in whatever else we can.


    2629 days ago
    I'm also working on getting some kind of routine going that won't get blown out of the water come summer vacation. Biggest Loser makes it look so easy ... you eat healthy, you exercise, you lose weight. But that's not real, messy life. You just can't do that when you're working around kids, a house, a hubby, work. So you do what YOU are doing ... change what you can, do what you can, and see what happens :) Good luck and best wishes to you, Penny! And have fun walking the dogs ... wish I could walk Butterscotch but she's the stupidest dog ever and manages to choke herself on a leash, lol!
    2630 days ago
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