Resolution is a bad word to me, in my mind I see a flashing neon sign "FAILURE". I never keep them, they seem destined to be broken.
I like Goals much better, I can change them to make them harder and they aren't broken just improved. It's a happier word to me, it seems more forgiving and not as judging as the "R" word.
I do realize that I should have done this blog on the actual New Year, but I have to make sure these are the right goals for me.
I'm stepping back, I'm not going to have a weight loss goal this year. The pressure of it last year had me on an emotional rollercoaster.
I was silly to think it would easy once I starting losing the weight.
In fact because I lost it so fast within the first couple of months I thought,
"Psh, that was easy I can have another drink. How many times is ??? going to get married?" or "I'm on vacation, I can eat whatever I want."
Umm, yeah that didn't work out so well for me and I gained half the weight back.
I have to do better this year, get back on track. I have all the information and support here on Sparkpeople and I got lazy knowing it was here. I took it for granted and for that I am sorry.
Goal #1-Spend more time with my father. When he asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I told him to spend more time with him. I don't need anything, I am a grown up, I can provide for myself but I can never get enough time with him. I've already planned to take off the week of Thanksgiving to spend it with him in Florida.
Goal #2-Healthy eating, this is my biggest downfall. I let my emotions take a hold and feed them whatever they want. No more, I curse you unhealthy emotional eating! I have a banana & 2 cuties (mandarin oranges) on my desk for snacks today.
Goal #3-More yoga, try a new studio. I got caught up in the gossip of my regular studio and going to classes weren't enjoyable anymore. I like my alone time on my mat. I bought 2 of these coupons, the studio is farther away but they have the yoga wall and have the only Iyengar yogi in Charlotte.
Goal #4-Dating, eekkk!!! I have been back and forth on this subject. Am I ready? Can I handle it? My phone won't even let me type the word Love, it autocorrects to Live every time! I think that's a sign that I need to live more and love will come later. With that said, I signed up for eHarmony and paid for a whole years subscription, so I can't go back now.
Goal #5-Spend more time with my friends. I am a LivingSocial/Groupon addict and here's our first adventure.I bought 2 of them for 4 of us to go.
Goal #6-Be the best Mom I can be to my son, this is something I never change but improve on every year. I don't know how I'm going to top last year. I flew his half sister he had never met in for Christmas. He was shocked and so happy to spend time with her.
Happy New Years Sparkies!!