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It's a Healthy New Year Ahead

Thursday, December 27, 2012

I've decided to have one physical health related goal for the year. The thing I consistently have trouble being consistent with is having two sessions a week of ST. I manage to get one for sure. I plan to work on getting a second one each week, with an occasional third session.

A mental health goal is to change my level of self-acceptance at whatever my current weight is, knowing that I am doing my best. Having compassion on myself when I'm not my ideal weight.

I have a goal for my roles at mother and grandmother. It is to be in touch with each of my kids on a weekly basis, and to send special notes and occasional gifts to my grandkids. I want to be the best grandma and mom that I can be.

I hope you all don't become overwhelmed by multiple goals and pick a few very important ones and set yourselves up for success.

As for looking back over this past year, since February I've maintained my weight pretty closely to my goal target. (Allowing 5 pounds plus or minus the goal.) I am .5 pounds over that amount right now but I have to consider the sodium I've had from the ham I've been eating. When I weigh in on New Year's Day I will most likely be within range.

I have become healthier this year and have become so accustomed to getting regular exercise that it is now a way of life for me. This is my biggest accomplishment this past year. Though another very important change I made this year is going from eating just two fruit and vegetables per day to eating 5 or more every day. I have done this all year; though I thought I'd have to take a year of gradually working up to 5, I quickly began eating 5, and have had a very few days of less than five.

Have a Happy Healthy New Year everyone!
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    You can do it!
    1879 days ago

    Your goals look perfect! I haven 't pinned down my goals yet...I have been struggling with depression and have really let my tracking slide...and pretty much just have snacked freely. I have continued to exercise..but even that was a struggle..which is how I know the depression was getting the better of me.

    I like how positive your goals are...I am hoping to make some positive goals for 2013... and get myself back to goal weight. I like the idea of 5 pounds either side of goal. I think having realistic goals with flexibility is key...along with self -acceptance. You are inspirational with your maintainance! emoticon emoticon
    1879 days ago
  • POPSY190
    Very doable goals. I need to do more ST, especially for upper body, myself and will be adopting that particular goal of yours for myself! Happy and healthy 2013 to you!
    1879 days ago
  • _JODI404

    Hope you enjoyed the holidays!

    Congratulations on (very close to) a year of maintenance! That is awesome!
    I consider reaching my goal date as Jan 2012, so I'm right there at my first year of successful maintenance too. It feels great to not have weight loss as a goal going into the new year!

    I absolutely LOVE my ST! It's the cardio I have to push to get. Thankfully, setting a streak solved that for me, I do not like to break a streak!

    Freggies are definitely a big key to success!!! Congrats on making that a great habit.

    Congratulations on a very successful year, ended with a very successful vacation and holiday too! I think your new goals sound great!

    Best wishes for continued success, happiness, health, and fitness in the new year!!

    Cheers to an awesome Sparkfilled 2013!! emoticon
    1879 days ago
  • LARISSA238
    Happy healthy New Year to you, too! You have reasonable, obtainable goals. I wish you the best in the next year and all your years to come!
    1880 days ago
    Happy new year to you, too!
    1880 days ago
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