Saturday, December 22, 2012
Wow, I can't believe it's almost the end of another year. How does time fly so quickly? Looking back, I'd say this was not one of my best years. Well, that's not true, actually: I graduated and started a job. That isn't a bad thing! Mentally and emotionally, though, I was an unfocused wreck. I haven't even touched the darn treadmill we brought in 4 months ago :/ I've gained about 12 pounds overall, a good 30 pounds heavier than when I was trying to lose weight for my friend's wedding and I was horrified by my weight!
This year I'm trying something new. We haven't told my mom, yet, but in an effort to get her healthy, my brother, sister-in-law, father and I have decided to start a one-year journey as a family to get fit. My mother doesn't know it yet, but she'll be responsible for maintaining our blog and updating it weekly with weight loss and such. My mom is 71 and pretty healthy. But for some reason, it's like she just doesn't want to make the effort to get healthier and we're all worried that at the rate she's going, she'll be in a wheelchair in 5 years...and she doesn't need to be. She's overweight and lazy, to be honest. She's been retired for a few years now and literally does NOTHING with her time. My father still works and he will retire soon. He wants to travel with her in Europe, but she's so heavy and out of shake, she can barely walk. It's horrible, because she's otherwise quite healthy. I'm actually quite like her in that I'm really very healthy in terms of lab work and such...but I'm lazy. I could spend my time hiking, running, gardening...but I don't. I sit around and read or watch tv, just like she does. So part if this is that I want to break that cycle.
The plan: we'll each get a fitbit and we'll report weekly weight loss in %. We'll have quarterly winners to keep us motivated ($100 pot for the winner)....we're working on a prize for the biggest loser (apart from bragging rights).
I'm really looking forward to 2013 because I am convinced that it is the year that our finances will finally start to look better, I'm going to lose the weight and I'm convinced that one way or another, I'll get pregnant in 2013 (and by that I mean the potential of IVF, lol).
2013 feels like a really good year and I am excited!