2011 was a pretty good year overall. My life has improved. My weight has improved. I'm stronger, happier, and healthier. I can do 15 push-ups in a row. I completed my first 5K race (and another) and Ruckus. My goals for the year (according to my SP blog) were as follows:
PLANS FOR 2011
1) I will CONTINUE with therapy. It's the best thing to happen to me. I have decreased the frequency, but I'm definitely NOT ready to be "finished" yet.
I did continue for the first several months of 2011. I reached a point where my therapist and I agreed that I was "well enough" to make it on my own. I don't know if you ever "graduate" from therapy, but if so, that's what I did.
2) I will CONTINUE losing weight. I will get down where I want to be. Time to resume the weekly blog check-ins.
After some false starts, I did get from a high of 180lbs to 167.8 pounds (minus my TOM weeks). Still going strong, though.
So what's next? This is what I came up with for this year:
First and foremost, my bday present to myself: the half marathon the day after my birthday. Secondly, I want to improve on last year's Ruckus. I want to pull myself OVER those walls, dang it!
Next is P90X. I was always afraid that I wasn't "fit enough" to do the workouts, but thanks to FitClub, I have tried it and I like it! And I AM fit enough! I am going to "attempt" to mix it in with my half training, but if it's too much (which I know it may be), I will dumb it down a bit and really "bring it" after the race.
Next is FlyLady. I am an ok housekeeper. I can be "company ready" in about a day. But I want to be ready in 15 minutes! Enter FlyLady. I have tried to employ a few of her strategies already, and the hubby has noticed. Great feedback on little things = encouragement to keep going.
Mental health is next on my list. In addition to exercise, I find that if I miss a creative outlet for too long, I get down. Soooo, I created another blog: rhythmic-romance.blogspo
in addition to my first blog: mom-in-faith.blogspot.co
, and my goal is to write in both of them at least twice a week.
Finally - and most important - is my spiritual health. I want to read through the Bible chronologically to really get a feel for the whole story in the order it happened. I have gotten so much closer to my Savior this year, and I want to continue. I want to know His story as intimately as He knows mine.
So there you have it. Ambitious? Yes. Realistic? Yes. Here we go!