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New Years Resolutions for 2013

Sunday, December 30, 2012

I love New Years! Other than Christmas, I think it may be my favorite holiday :) I don't know if it's because I'm a failing perfectionist and love to organize and plan, but just the idea of a fresh start is appealing to me. This year especially!

2012 was not my best year, though it did have some highlights. I went on vacation and got to see a chunk of the country from South Dakota down to Florida with stops in Nashville, Atlanta, and Pensacola Beach (my favorite part ). Dylan is becoming more outgoing and is just the sweetest boy ever. Some days I wonder if I'm doing a good job with him, and he will just do something so great like opening the doors for strangers or just giving me a random hug and telling me thank you...that lets me know, yep I'm doing okay :)

My biggest hurdle this year was my back. I woke up in March and could barely walk for about 3 weeks. This would be coming after a year of working out consistently and losing about 20 pounds. Well working out got put on hold for quite some time. I was able to keep the weight off and even lost some in the summer when I started using the elliptical gradually. Then I went on vacation and it all went down hill since then. I've gained back all the weight, I don't workout anymore as I use my back as an excuse, but in all reality I think if I would sit less and move more, it would probably be better. I eat too much junk food...sweets especially :) But that is all in the past and that's where it's going to stay!

New Years resolutions!
1: Lose 52 pounds this year
There are 52 weeks this year, that's one pound a week. Completely doable!
My first step in this goal will be to do 30 days of DDP and logging my food
2. Get out of debt
My main goal is to pay off credit card deb this year. I will still have student loans to tackle, but I'll save that one for next year :)
I've worked on this through out this year, but the one thing I didn't do was freeze my cards so this Christmas I kind of back slid a little. So my first step this year is to literally freeze my cards in the freezer so I can't use them :)
3. Have a clean and organized home through routines
I started reading the 8 minute solution..great book! My first steps in this goal is to work on 2 habits for 21 days on top of doing at least one 8 minute cleaning session every day.

I will be working on these goals through the use of a wonderful book by Chalene Johnson called "Push". It's all about goal setting, getting healthy, and really making smart choices and actions. Love the book and the message :)


I hope you all have a blessed and Happy New Year and all your hopes and dreams come true!



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JIBBIE49 1/9/2013 12:39PM

    I used "THE SLOB SISTERS" Pam Young and Peggy Jones to get organized as they were people with ADD, like me. NOT BORN-ORGANIZED. I remember the one rule : Pick it up, don't pass it up. and the other, Put it away where it goes, no matter where you found it.

I am reading about DDP YOGA and joined the Team to learn more. I watched his clips on YouTube and think I'll buy his set. I'm 63 and I want to get flexible while I still can. I've followed Priscilla Patrick who was on PBS in the 90's as she is now 70. She got into Yoga back in Okinawa in the 1960s when she had a serious back injury and was in awful pain. The doctors couldn't help her and finally told her to go to a Yoga Master. She did and told herself she was do what he said because of her horrible pain. Within six weeks she was pain free and she was SOLD on Yoga for life. She then had a chance to teach a 15 min. Yoga class on the Base TV channel since her husband was in the military, and then when they returned to the US she taught YOGA. That lead to her doing the series on PBS. Many of the clips are on YouTube now. She's 5'6" and 110-112#.

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