Tuesday, January 01, 2013
The Christmas holidays did a number on my waistline. It didn't help that I pretty much took the attitude of giving up and starting fresh in the new year. Last year was a tough and exhausting year. I'm glad I made it through it, but this year I'm simplifying. If I had to have a New Year's resolution, that would be it: to simplify. I feel like last year I sprinted an entire marathon. But this year I'm going to take a stroll and enjoy the scenery.
I am, however, going to get back on track with my eating habits and exercise. This year I'm going to hit my goal weight and stay there. I'm going to institute healthy habits and not let visiting my family get me off track. See, my parents love desserts.... and I do too. So over the last two weeks it's been an all-you-can-eat buffet of cake, cookies, brownies, fudge, and many other wonderful chocolately, calorie-packed food. My parents also will let exercise slide, so it's easy for me to do that too. But I need to make it a priority when I'm visiting them. At home, I don't have any problems. I exercise for a living and do more on my days off. But when I'm away from home, I don't do so well. Same goes for the eating.
So I'm starting fresh this year. I'm excited about the year ahead! There will be tough times, and I'll have to say "no" when I'd rather say "yes," but it will be worth it in the long run. I hope you will join me in simplifying, enjoying life, and staying committed to our goals.