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Thursday, December 27, 2012

2 of 36 workouts complete and I'm feeling better about most things. Stalling and backsliding on weight loss goals is unnerving. But I love this time of year and the sense of renewal it brings. I'm seeing lots of reflection and planning blogs. That's great! It means you haven't given up.

There are 58 days left until my birthday. I started a 9 week fitness program that I'll complete just after I turn 40. I'm done setting weight loss goals. I want the number to be lower than it is now and that's good enough. What I really want are all the benefits that come with the lower number. I won't chuck out the scale. But I will remember it's another reference point, nothing more. My focus is on fitness minutes, steps, elevating my heart rate, mindful eating and portion control.

If I enjoyed running, I'd be scheduling some events for 2013. I need to think about some longer term targets I can set. Maybe a number of Zumba classes to attend. I sorta quit going a few months ago. If running isn't your thing either, what milestones do you have in mind for 2013?

I also need to improve my relationship with my husband. I don't know why I always shy away from this challenge. Fear of failure? But inaction itself is failure, silly girl.

Get fit and reconnect with my husband...those are my two focus areas next year. Now to put my action plans into place!

Happy 2013, everyone!

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CHRISTINASP 12/29/2012 3:52AM

    Sorry posted at the wrong spot! Wanted to comment on your last entry!

Comment edited on: 12/29/2012 3:53:47 AM

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SUSIEGKORN 12/28/2012 12:23PM

    Brenda, I always enjoy the insight in your blogs. Your 2 focus points for 2013 are perfect! And I like that you call them focus points! You'll be able to set and change-up short-term goals to meet those focus points throughout the year! Smart move!

Once I get back on both feet, I'll start thinking of how to resurrect my healthy life choices. For now, I'm doing okay with my eating, but am limited to what I can do as far as workouts. Just some strength training here and there, and TOO MUCH sitting. But I've also learned how blessed I am to have the ability to work-out, and have use of all 4 limbs (once I'm healed). There are so many who aren't as fortunate and this is a good reminder for me.

Here's to a healthier, happier US in 2013!

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CHRISTINASP 12/28/2012 7:44AM

    Nice goals. I am thinking about making February a challenge and join the 'Spring into shape bootcamp'. (
/fitness_articles.asp?id=1425 ).

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TANYA602 12/27/2012 4:28PM

    Set those goals in the forefront and make them happen. You can do this! I read your blog about fitness gifts and you've inspired me to look closer at the Bosu ball. Are you joining any challenges?

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KIMBERTA99 12/27/2012 4:16PM

    Sounds like you have reasonable goals inplace and that is the right way to do it. I used to set too many goals and NEVER ever accomplished them...simple is the best!! I really like that you are picking the things that you enjoy...cause if you hate the exercises you are doing you will not exercise!! I love running and that is what made me hit my goal and surpase it big time!! You can do this!!!

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ARCHIMEDESII 12/27/2012 1:16PM


I was your age when I started my own journey to good health. It's now over eight years since I took the weight off. It's never too late to make a change for the better.

This isn't just about adding years to your life. It really is all about adding LIFE to those years. And you have a lot of life left to enjoy and experience !


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DEVRYSTUDENT 12/27/2012 1:09PM

    I loved this. Now I'm going to get planning some new goals for this New Year!! Thanks, just what I needed.

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