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Here we go!!!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

So for our weekend challenge we are to come up with our resolutions, goals and/or plan for the upcoming year.

First, I had to reflect on this past year and you know it is so very easy to find all the 'wrong' things I've done so I decided to change that thought process and work on looking at the things I did 'right' instead. MUCH harder to do. It is much easier to beat up on oneself than to be kind - well for me anyway. So after having gone through this thought process while working in my sewing room, I've decided that I will do the following for this New Year, the opportunity for a 'fresh' start.

I want to first break up my goals into smaller chunks. It seems a bit daunting to say 365 days so I'll choose to do it month-to-month and evaluate along the way. I want to be more active and try new things. I want to challenge not only my body but my mind as well.

Early morning workouts is what works for me. If I don't do it early, I struggle to do it at all. So a minimum of 30 minutes of walking and ST daily. ST will be rotation of course so as to give upper/lower a chance to recover. I want to keep working with my spark friends and pushing one another along this journey. I will continue to pursue the 5k's in the area and work to just keep moving!!! emoticon emoticon

I will track my food daily. Good, bad, or ugly - just DO IT!! This includes 'planning' and logging as it seems to be easier to stay on track if it is already tracked. My calorie range is 1200-1500 daily without taking into consideration exercise which is fine. I like to fluctuate this and do high one day and low the next. emoticon emoticon emoticon

I have accepted that I AM an emotional eater. I would not of thought that about myself but after reflecting, it is so. I need to pay close attention to what is going on around me and take control rather than let IT take control of me. Life seems to be that way at times so I need to be the one in control. When it gets bad, I know I have friends I can call to talk to and will help me through. emoticon

10 lbs in 12 weeks is the plan. I will take measurements as well and work in toning and tightening.

emoticon emoticon I CAN DO IT!!!!
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    I know you can do it! I always do better when I exercise in the early morning - so why am I sitting here?
    1388 days ago
  • DAS92687
    Weez, Tracking every day is for sure a great way to keep motivated. If things go off track, it's easy to get them right back again that way. Not to mention, that if you have to track that extra piece of candy, sometimes, I might just go without ;-)

    I think we have a similar amount of weight to lose ... maybe a little friendly competition will keep the motivation flowing ?? emoticon

    1388 days ago
    It sounds like you've set some challenging, but achievable, goals. And I agree, breaking the big ones down into smaller pieces makes them so much less intimidating.

    Here's to a happy, healthy 2013 emoticon
    1389 days ago
    Great goals and a great blog

    Best wishes for the New Year! emoticon emoticon
    1390 days ago
    Great Blog, Happy New Year! emoticon
    1390 days ago
    sounds like we have the same goals in mind, I just can not seem to stick with them. so good luck, I know it is doabe
    1390 days ago
  • JD394471
    Good blog, weezie.
    I like your idea of breaking it up by months.
    1390 days ago
    You can do this emoticon Unfortunatly I'm in that emotional eater boat with you. But in 2013 things are gonna be changing for the better. I will be here to support you and can't wait to meet you in June.
    Happy New Year
    1390 days ago
  • ELIZ181

    You have a great plan and know what you need to work on. I also break my goals down into monthly ones as well as a long term one. I find it does help me.

    1390 days ago
  • JO88BAKO
    Just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas a little late and a very Happy New Year! Give Pat a hug next time you see her.
    1390 days ago
    Perfect plan!
    1390 days ago
    You got it, girlfriend!!! emoticon emoticon

    We both struggle and I am beginning to think that I'm an emotional eater also. Never would have thought that but as I think about when I eat the most, it is when I have something going on that I can't control. When I stress, I don't eat. Go figure!! AND you know I will be there for you!!!
    1390 days ago
    Way to go
    1390 days ago
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