Ready for the New Year
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Whether I wanted it to get here or not, I must say, I'm glad that the holiday season is coming to an end. I had a few bad weeks with Christmas and New Year's being back-to-back holidays, but oh well. I said I'd get right back on track beginning the 2nd. That's today, and here I am. I didn't doubt that I would be able to do it, but I guess I'm a little sad that I put on 4 lbs over the last few weeks. But I'm gonna get it off, and my start is what makes me certain that I will.
I got on the treadmill today, and walked/jogged for 60 minutes, going 4.2 miles and burning a little over 400 calories. I really couldn't feel more proud. I talk to my mom and sisters and explain how I just feel different this time. I don't doubt myself, and I just move forward even through the not-so-good times.
My goal for the year is to lose 30 lbs. That's just a little over .5 lbs a week, and my average, before my hiatus, was more than that. That encourages me, and I'm looking to lose 10 of it by my birthday at the end of February (since the first lbs are easiest to lose for me). After that 10, though, I know it will slow down, and I will not get down about it. That gives me 10 months left to lose the other 20...very doable. I have to continually remind myself that I'm in it for a new wonderful lifestyle and the joy that exercise gives me. The weight loss is just a bonus.