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 bodyrock.tv, 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!?