Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Yeah, it is that time again...when we face the scale and remember that we were supposed to stay on track and maybe we did, maybe we didn't. This year I didn't. I had one of the most stressful semesters of my law school career, including planing a huge party for school and a wedding! Now I'm married (hitched in Vegas by Elvis 12/20/2012) and looking at my wedding pictures and realizing I have gained back a lot of weight. How much? Turns out almost all of it. (WHA?! Crap.) So... now it is time once again for me to renew my goals. It seems I do this a lot, but that does not mean I should give up this time. Keep getting back up on the horse, right?
I faced the scale the other day, and made a new set of goals for one year away. I think a year of time is a helpful mark for a goal and maybe that is part of what makes a new year's resolution so popular. We feel like it is a chance to get a fresh start, and there is a set time, and lots of other people with you with the dream to change something in their lives. I don't see anything wrong with that. I think that the key is remembering that it is a long term goal you have to work on every day.
I made a "vision" board on pintrest to keep images and tools that will help me stay on track. I put in some personal fitness goals, things to work towards in my workouts to keep me interested, and some affirmations to remind myself that it is hard but worth it!
Here is my board: http://pinterest.com/saramae3/
I hope that I reach my goals this year. I hope to loose all I gained back and then kill those extra few pounds and finally hit my goal weight. This year I have a lot of life changes, including the possibility of starting our family. In that case my goals will change slightly, but the goals of being healthy and fit are solid goals to keep for life.
Are you doing a resolution? What motivates you?