Friday, December 02, 2011
Near the end of every year, I take stock of the past and look ahead to the future. Both 2010 and 2011 were great years for me in terms of reaching some personal goals that were very important to my happiness I suspect those years are seriously going to pale by comparison to what 2012 will hold in store.
I am ashamed to admit that I allowed myself during 2011 to become so focused on my personal achievement goals that I not only fell off the fitness wagon...I fell, bounced, fell again, flipped over, landed flat on my more than ample backside, rolled over and played dead. That was a huge mistake and I mean "huge" as it applies to every aspect of my life.
See, what happened is this: While I was off focusing on something else, I thought I had my Spark People healthy eating and regular fitness pretty much under control. I thought I was doing a pretty fair job, but not paying very close attention to the details. I mean, I was so busy...who has time to track things every single day? Well, guess where that attitude got me? Right back where I started from several years ago - pre-SparkPeople at a whopping 215 pounds. Yikes! What happened to that 160 pounds I was down to - and shooting for 145?
I'm here to tell you, Spark Friends, you can't take your eyes off the prize for a heartbeat or the vile, disgusting yellow Fatties will attack you. They just love to jump onto your body while you're not looking. And once they're attached, they're harder than Hades to remove.
So, this is more than a little speed bump I've encountered. It's more than one step back. It's more than 100 steps back. But I'm not giving up. Those rat-fraggards are not going to make my body their permanent home - not while I have even one ounce of fight left in me.
**Takes a deep sigh and hitches up her REALLY big-girl panties**
Spark People says one step back, two steps forward. So, here I go rededicating myself to finding that lean, strong and agile me that's been buried under all those layers of my own lack of focus.
Check out my main Spark Page photo. That's the Fit-N-Healthy Me I want to be by this time next year. (Of course I'll be older than this chick looks, but they didn't have a 60 year old model.)
I'm still working on my goals for 2012 and while there will be writing and other self-improvement goals included, I am working on a plan that allows me to incorporate all the healthiest aspects. In addition to resolutions, goal setting, etc., I am adding PRIORITY SETTING as part of my planning for the coming year and I'm going to learn how to manage multiples better.
Goal weight at 12/31/12: 145 pounds. That's "only" 65 pounds and that should be do-able if I discipline myself to stick with the program.
No, it isn't all about the number on the scale. I get that. But that number will be the target at which all my other goals will aim.
Take that, you filthy, nasty rat-fraggardly, vile, disgusting yellow Fatties!