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New Year

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I love the new year, the fresh start and for the perpetual dieter, like myself, it is the ultimate "Monday". After weeks of overindulging, laziness, and excuses, this is the day to start changing. Even though the fridge is still full of remnants of the festivities, and I'm feeling so sloth-like the idea of just getting out of my pyjamas is overwhelming, today is the day!! Also, I'm having a hard time getting any of my pants to do up and the jacket that a loved just a month ago is now dangerous and quite possibly a lethal weapon because the buttons are so close to popping off when done up, that I have no other choice but to try to slim down. I live in northern Ontario and can't go sans-pants or jacket this time of year (no pants is never really an option for me either, I'm just not that sort of gal).

So here I go again. I had gotten close to winning this battle a little over a year ago and got my weight into the 140's. I was excited to actually be getting somewhere close to my goal,125, but then life (and laziness) got in the way and the scale slowly made it ways back upwards. I was hovering around mid 160's for the last 4 or 5 months but the past 2 months have added another 10lbs onto that. I know that I can do this and I have all the rights tools to be successful now I just need to get back into the groove.

My plan is simple:
Eat the right foods in the right quantity.
Lean meats, fruits, veggies, some whole grains.
Move my body ever single day.
Balance weight training with cardio.
Weigh in everyday.
Reward for scale victories.
Track everything.

Goals for January:
See the 150's
Start running consistently (4-5 times a week)
Plan treats 3 times
Follow weight training schedule

So here I go! Good luck to everyone starting or continuing with resolutions! We are stronger than we think!
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  • KITKAT717
    Good Luck!! You can do this!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1880 days ago
    Just get back on the horse! It's always waiting for you!

    I understand lapses... just come back, start tracking and you will be going in the right direction before you know it!

    I think planning some treat days is a great idea, it's sort of a pressure valve. We all have things that we love, and as long as we keep them within a certain measure, you will be fine. Unless you are a "cold turkey" quitter kind of person!
    1881 days ago
    This is a great plan - I look forward to seeing your progress!

    1881 days ago
    You can do it!
    1881 days ago
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