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New Year and back to routine!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I was thinking this morning as I was getting ready for work (and after weighing myself for the first time in over 2 weeks), that it has been 2 years since I had to make a "weight loss resolution". I reached my goal weight (Weight Watchers) in March of 2011 and I was only over a few pounds January of 2012, so losing weight really wasn't my "resolution" or "goal". I had a fitness and maintenance goal.

Now I find myself 10 lbs. over goal! How did this happen? (rhetorical question!). I am up 4 lbs. in 2 weeks and now need to loose 10+ lbs. instead of the 6!. I know a lot of it is probably water weight. I've had high sodium the past couple of days. I really didn't want to weigh myself this morning, but I have to be accountable for my actions!

I really did have a great holiday. I've been on vacation since 12/20 and off routine! I was extremely busy the couple of days before Christmas finishing up shopping, wrapping, cooking, etc. We had our live nativity at church on 12/23 and then was busy Christmas Eve & Christmas with family, etc.

The week after Christmas I spent cleaning, organizing and putting up decorations (only the tree is left). I also spent a lot of time watching football & our new satellite TV stations (I'm addicted to HGTV!).

Fortunately I got some exercise in there or I fear the gain would be more. DD#2 has run/played basketball every day except Christmas Eve, Christmas & New Year's Day. I wasn't able to go every time with her, but I got in 7 out of 12 days of exercise (running/walking). My running has really suffered and I struggle to get in a straight mile of running. I know the reasons - not pushing myself, extra lbs. & crappy eating. DH is taking her this afternoon and we're all going bowling when I get off work. Not great exercise, but it will be fun!

So as I sit here at my desk at work in my uncomfortable pants (did I mention I also lazed around in sweats most of my vacation!) and finishing up my healthy lunch and reading blogs, I'm contemplating my resolutions & goals. Goals for 1st Quarter 2013:

Loose 12 lbs (ready for Spring clothes!) - that's a little aggressive, but I need to be aggressive!

2 5K's - 2/23 & 3/16

Strength Training (my nemesis) - I found the resistant band I bought for DD#1 (and she never used) and I think I'll try these out.

I'll get more specific and there might be some tweaking, but that's pretty much what needs to be done.

I'm glad to be back to my routine and Happy New Year!
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    Sometimes just getting back into a routine can help shed those pounds. It sounds like you have some great 2013 goals - we look forward to celebrating with you as you accomplish them!
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