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December wrap-up

Friday, January 04, 2013

Aloha Sparkfriends!

We survived the holidays... Whew...

I haven't braved the scale yet, but I promise I will hold myself accountable by doing so tomorrow. Eeek! I visited California (my homeland, lol) for two weeks, and except for one hike and a few veggies, it was a pretty naughty trip health-wise. I hit all my favorite old haunts for chile relleno burritos, french fries, and partook in many the holiday dessert bar (and bar-bar). It was fun, but the junk-food party os OVER! And I'm ready, baby!

2012 was amazing. I set out to lose 20 pounds and I lost 40! That is something I have tried and failed at too many times to count. If 2012 was the year I lost the weight, 2013 will be the year I get fit.

I've re-read my earlier blogs (for inspiration, reminders, etc.), and almost every post references strength training and how I'm going to get around to it sometime soon (never). I kicked cardio and diet's butt last year, but never found my stride with fitness. I know I can do it, and I know that this is the year.

In December:


We spent a lot of time with family, including a really lovely dinner in Newport, where we watched a boat parade (I was actually pretty well-behaved that night- crab bisque, grilled fish, and ONE glass of champagne!):

And on New Year's Day, we went to Stone Brewery in Escondido in a limo (watch-out!):

It was a great month and so much fun, but I like a fresh start. I am really looking forward to being even healthier in 2013- like climb mountains, run, jump, stop jiggling healthy!

In 2013, I wish you all love, health, and happiness!
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    Congrats on your weight loss!

    Thanks for adding me as a Spark friend!
    1799 days ago
    Life is good! You will have great success this year! How could you not after you rocked 2012!
    Keep up the great work!
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    1807 days ago
    I hear ya with the strength training part. I lost a ton of weight in 2012 but haven't gotten into a solid strength routine yet too. It's a goal for 2013. I look forward to seeing how you go forward with a plan to get it done! emoticon
    1807 days ago
    Congrats on a great 2012! And thanks for the inspiration! I just set a goal of losing 20 pounds, and I've been questioning the feasibility i getting there ever since. Knowing that same goal was far too easy for you gives me some hope emoticon
    1807 days ago
    Congrats to your little sister! And of course, to you, for blowing your 2012 expectations out of the water. I hope you have a great 2013!
    1807 days ago
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