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End of year goals: Final Check in

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Wow, seriously? January 1, 2012??

This is going to be a great year! I start a new job, DH becomes a stay at home dad, DH and I turn 30, we celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary, our daughter turns 6, our son turns 4, we pay off our one car loan, and those are only the things I know of today!!

I have to say that I had some pretty lofty goals for the last 52 days of the year.

Lose 12.8 lbs to be 140 on 1-1-12. Well, that didn't happen, but I did make it to 145, which also got me feeling pretty good!! I'm thinking my goal weight will be between 140 and 145. I like how I look at 145 and the difference between 145 and 150 is huge, at least to me.

Get 300 fitness minutes per week. 2338 for the whole 8 weeks, so an average of 292.25/wk. The last two weeks killed my average, but oh well. I decided I needed to take a break and enjoy life and the last few days with my hubby and kids before I start my new job. I'll be back on track and golden this week :)

Track everything. I think it was a very helpful thing to track like a crazy woman. I do know that tracking helps me, but I need to find that place where I am comfortable if I don't track. That sweet spot where I can make good choices and stay within my goal weight range. I feel like I have a handle on that and hope to start maintaining soon!!

Healthy desserts. If there is such a thing. I made a few new recipes and tweaked a few old ones. Fun goal!

Yoga was a nice change of pace. I always loved yoga and still do!! I've gained so much strength from yoga and I definately want to keep yoga in my life and routine!!!

I will figure out my goals for the new year in a week or two. I start my new job on Tuesday, the 2nd. I have been a stay at home mommy since my DD was born 5-5-06!! This will be an interesting transition for me and the kids, but I think DH will have the biggest surprise. Being a stay at home parent is amazing, but it's a huge challenge. I know we will all adjust and do well.

Even if I'm not checking in as often, I'll still be around, still fighting, still running, and still cheering you on! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers :)
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    Great job with ALL of your goals and good luck on the next ones! You can do anything and I've always believed that, I know you can! You will have a, beyond wonderful, 2012! Can't wait to be there along with you to see all the great things that happen.
    2142 days ago
    Wow you ARE planning a fantastic year! Drex and I are working on getting out of debt, too! It sure is freeing when you "lose" one more creditor, isn't it? emoticon

    By the way, thanks for being such an encouraging and supportive spark friend! That means so much to me! emoticon
    2146 days ago
    You can do it
    2150 days ago
    Good luck during the transition and what a great year it's lining up to be!
    2150 days ago
    Wow! I cant imagine not working!
    My DH has been a stay at home dad since June 2010. I love it bc he makes our lunches for school and keeps the house spotless, but he feels embarrassed like people think he's a bum that won't work.
    Enjoy your job and make sure DH knows he's appreciated.
    2150 days ago
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