I figure that the last day of the year 2011 is a good time to write a blog, last chance that's for sure! After nearly 12 hours of well needed sleep, my body is thanking me. The last two weeks of December is always fast paced, full of social, high work load, late nights, parties, lots of making exceptions to our normal routines and saying- "oh what the heck, let's go meet so and so for dinner or wine, or whatever..." So that is what we have been doing! Tonite will be not too crazy, no solid plans, at the very least we will go down to my son"s restaurant to bring in 2012 with he and his girlfriend....not to sure, we have a few possibilities. I am sooo glad I took the day off today, now Im on vacation- yay! 11 days of whatever I want to do is well deserved I think, as well as needed.
Today doggies get a bath, yard gets the once over, detail the house again- altho not much needed as DH did a ton of deep cleaning yesterday..(bless his heart), put Xmas gifts away, and fluff it all up to have it ready for tomorrow evening when friends and I go to see eachothers trees, and share more wine and stories of our holidays. Hubby going to get van clean and ready, groceries bought, a general hang- out- at- home day, aaaaaaaaaaaah, love it!
Time for new insites, new goals, new stategies. Im so thankful I gave it all I got this year as far as healthy living and watching the scale ..... I dont have regrets to party now, or too many pounds to shed post holidays, I worked hard all year just to maintain my weight, losing here and there, but not anxious to become more thin than my body is comfortable being. My brain...well that's another issue, I always look at that "other gal" at the gym and wish I could get that thin, or weigh less, but that makes me feel kind of negative about where I am. It makes a perfect weight seem not so perfect, that more sacrifices- leaning towards extreme measures are needed....... and I dont want to go there. I refuse to drink just protein shakes as my food source for meals, to do cleanses to force temporary weight loss, and things of that nature. I could never go 5 days without eating just like I could never binge or purge!! I've always got to have a normal diet, healthy snacks, and just watch what and how much I eat as well as to participate almost daily in some sort of physical activity, mixing up anaerobic with aerobic exercise. I have to get my heart rate up in intervals that spinning provides, keep my coordination and balance at a stellar level thru steps class, and zumba dancing, as well as to keep balance and calm thru Yoga and tai chi on occasion. Yard work keeps the balance and strength up in a normal activity sort of way, but 2 strength training classes a week usually finds the muscles that are hiding weakness. It always shocks me when I take a class and then am royally sore the next day in an area I never knew could be targeted and become that sore!!
So In 2012, I set my goals similarly, will try to just go with the flow, maintain my health and strength, eat healthy, make better choices when I can....but to also remember to make exceptions to the regime, have fun, vacation from routines, but to stay on track and not let things get out of control. Good luck to me! Here we go..... 10 hours til fireworks! Happy New Year all!! ***SNOW***