Five for 2012!

Monday, January 02, 2012

1. Eat Clean.

I don't want to give up any one food group. I don't want to work so hard counting every little thing. I don't want to completely eliminate sugar because I'd like to be able to go out and act like a normal person at a restaurant or party.

I want to eat so healthy that my organs sparkle with happiness! I want to fuel myself, not reward myself! I want to look like Tosca Reno, the author of the Eat Clean Diet. She was overweight until she was 42, then she ate clean, lifted weights, and looks like this...

2. Jump Rope

I want to be able to jump rope. I don't know why really. I can run, I can swim, I can bike, I can kettlebell, I can pole dance.

I guess I want to do something childish that is very challenging for most grownups. I have no stamina for this activity right now, so this year I'd like to make it look easy. Hopefully after working with, this will be possible!


3. Mountain climb

I have a friend from high school who has lost well over 100 pounds. Last year he started his goal of climbing the highest points in the US. He's done 7 so far, and I've signed up for New Mexico. My sister-in-law/bestie lives in NM and Wheeler Peak in Taos is gorgeous. I want to go out there later this summer, exert and test myself, and have a blast with friends and family!

4. Improve my Jeans

This year I will reach new lows. Well, who knows what I'm in store for! But the lows I'm planning on are scale related. I have had a single pair of jeans at a time for the last decade. Over the last several years I will find a pair that fits, wear it, lose weight, by a new pair. But these aren't really nice looking jeans. The cost $35, because I keep losing and haven't reached my goal. I want to shop for THE pair of jeans. The FINAL pair of jeans. The pair I buy 3 of because they make my back side look deeeelicious!

5. Make friends with the cool kids who ride bikes

I want to build my mileage on my year-old but still new and way cool road bike. I want to get it fitted to my body so I don't hurt my back riding. I want to make bike friends! This is the year to get comfier on the bike, get used to clicking in and out of my peddles, and go ride with some groups. I think I can talk to people and not crash, I think I can I think I can. I want to do those long rides where you stop and eat lunch together somewhere. That just sounds social and full of fitness. But this battle will be 80% social anxiety for me, the physical part will be easier to prepare for. I will do my best to reach out to the local cycling community because I'm sure there are some nice folks in there, right!?

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    I think I'm almost give up buying jeans. The body keep changing, increasing and reducing! But I like your ideas of THE jeans, FINAL jeans. I want to finally able to wear at least a pair for more than a month!

    I have tips for you on jump rope - get a jumping goal and try new jump styles and workout :D Don't be easily frustrated when at first you keep tripping and get small numbers. Currently, I joined a Jump rope challenge, every week, we have goal 3 days of 500 reps of a jumping style. This week, it's jacks jumps.
    2255 days ago
    simple but GREAT goals!!!! let us know how each one goes and your progress towards them!!

    2257 days ago
    Awesome goals for 2012!!
    2258 days ago
    emoticon blog and emoticon goals!

    I love them all! emoticon
    2264 days ago
    Great goals!! Tosca's hot! Yikes!

    I climbed the tallest mountain in CO this past summer and it was honestly one of the most amazing things I've ever experienced. It was hard, but so worth it.
    2264 days ago
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    What a great list of things to accomplish this year! The reason why I like this is because they're all reasonable for the year ahead. I look forward to learning more about your clean eating experiences. That's something I've been thinking about exploring more. I'd love to hear any tips or tricks!
    2265 days ago
    Thanks Angeline!

    Diva - It is intimidating!!!! I rode a hybrid bike with toe clips for years before, competing in triathlons. But on the road bike the clip-in shoes, more aggressive riding position, and the more wiggly, sensitive steering make me so nervous! I'm getting better about riding the streets, enjoying my time, working those new pedals. But I still feel my anxiety going up when I approach a stop sign or light and worry if I'm going to have to unclip and clip back in. If we keep riding though it will become 2nd nature. January 2013 we'll be laughing at how nervous it used to make us, right!?
    2265 days ago
    I feel you on #3 and #5! I've always wanted to do mountain climbing (and the opposite, spelunking).

    My hubby bought me a fancy road bike for Christmas and I'm scared to death of the toe clips! He says they're so you get power on your upward AND downward pedal motion, but I think they're to trap me in my bike and make me that much more helpless in the event of a crash! He also teases me for braking down hills, but I'm just not comfortable at high speeds yet!

    2265 days ago
    You have already accomplished so much. I like the way you recall the things that you can already do. These are very doable goals for you. You are encouraging and inspiring me. Good luck on your journey.
    2265 days ago
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