Thursday, January 03, 2013
It's already 2013! Where did 2012 go? Good thing I have some memories from 2012 I'd like to share!
In January of 2012, I became a Spark Member! I didn't take it serious until April of 2012 though. No idea why, maybe just because I was full of excuses! Or I procrastinated about exercising, or maybe I didn't think I had an issue!? Well, my wake up call came when I couldn't sleep at night without two or more pillows under my head because I couldn't breathe right or because I had acid reflux so bad. I opened my eyes to who I had become and I didn't like how I felt, how I looked, or how unhealthy my life was. Eating out everyday, not exercising, sitting around, etc...NOT GOOD!
April 9th, 2012~ I started exercising and I liked it! It seemed hard at first, but it got somewhat easier as I went! By July of 2012, I lost a total of 64 pounds! WoW! That felt awesome!
August 2012~ I lost my focus. I was in college, getting ready to graduate and ready to take all of the Paramedic testing I needed to. In came cramming and stress, out went nutrition and exercise!
September 2012~ Started working as a Paramedic! Yep, I passed all of my tests and I made it! The only thing missing? My focus on my weight! With a new job comes a new routine. At work, I would go out to eat with the coworkers everyday I worked, I ate junk food just because it was there, and the outcome wasn't so great!
November 2012~ About halfway through the month, I got my focus back! It was a random moment that I figured out how I could get a routine of working and exercising in everyday! So I hopped to it! I realized that I had gained back 24 pounds or so! I quit eating out and started packing my own lunches. When I got home from work, I started doing 30-90 minutes of workouts.
December 2012~ I still had my exercise and tracking food streak going strong. Until I noticed that I wasn't losing only 3 pounds that would fluctuate every week! I figured it was just my thyroid and I kept exercising. December 10th, I got hurt at work. I rolled my ankle as I was walking into a ditch toward a car that was in the ditch. This held me up until December 26th. I started working out slowly, making sure my ankle was okay. Once it felt good, I kept exercising, more and more minutes of working out a day/night!
How did 2012 go? It had it's ups and downs, but all in all, I lost a total of 45 pounds!
What will happen in 2013? My goals will be the same as they were in 2012. Goal weight is 210. I will try to keep my focus, keep exercising, keep packing lunches, and keep moving forward! No looking back, no getting disappointed! Just keep moving!
No matter how last year went or this year will go, I am 45 pounds lighter and I am on a mission! I am going to be healthy and strong no matter what!