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A new year, a new beginning, a chance to start fresh

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy 2013 everyone! I wish you all peace, love, joy, and wellness for the new year.

I love New Year's Day. I feel like it's a chance for a fresh start, for a new beginning, a time for a redo. I'm 42 and ever since I was a child I've always seen this day as hugely significant in terms of cleaning the slate.

So here are my intentions for today, to start this new year off right:

1. Get at least 15K steps
2. Work out at my gym for a very long time (see 1 emoticon )
3. Eat seated, slowly and mindfully until I'm sated but not stuffed.
4. Only eat when hungry.
5. Chew each small bite 20 times (whenever I do this, I'm amazed at how satisfied I am by less food and how much more enjoyable my meals are).
6. Get 7-8 hours sleep (I haven't done this in almost 3 months and this is a big goal for my new year).

I know that my health and well being are directly linked to the strength of my family. I need to have resilient health for them as well as myself. I'm so excited to start this journey, and though I've regained about 1/2 of the weight I lost, I feel confident that I'm not ready to release it again.

What are your intentions for today?

Again, my best wishes to you all for 2013! I know it will be a wonderful, fit year for us!!

Big hugs,

Julie emoticon emoticon
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GOODGETNBETR 1/7/2013 8:32AM

    Happy new year to you as well and emoticon hitting your 2013 goals. emoticon

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MISSIFISH 1/3/2013 12:38PM

    There you go again, reminding me of important stuff! I have to get some new goals, since I've moved above my goal weight. Not too much, and I know I will get back down, but the holidays certainly were full of food!

My best to you in reaching your goals, your list is inspiring as ever!

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SUZYB53 1/2/2013 9:16PM

    HAPPY NEW YEAR JULIE! You are bringing wonderful energy with your intentions and your commitments.

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 1/2/2013 7:25PM

    Wow....15K steps! I'm struggling to make 12K a day even when I go the gym and walk jog for a hour!

Good for you!

Great list!!

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WILLOWBROOK5 1/1/2013 5:28PM

    Wonderful plan from (and for ) a wonderful person. Best of luck!
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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/1/2013 1:45PM

    Great plan....you can do it! Have a very healthy and happy new year!

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HDHAWK 1/1/2013 11:26AM

    Happy New Year! You have a good plan set up!

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WATERMELLEN 1/1/2013 8:33AM

    Inspiring blog! Today I will take down the Christmas decorations (it's been a great Christmas break); get out in some fresh snow for a lovely cross-country ski; enjoy a bowlful of my turkey soup; kick back and regroup for return to work tomorrow. Simple pleasures.

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DIANESAV1 1/1/2013 7:37AM

    I am also starting over with a clean slate but will take it slow. Right now I want to get back into tracking and doing the 10 minutes of exercise.

Happy new year.

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