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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:

MY LITTLE SISTER GOT ENGAGED!!!


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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BOOKWORM27S 1/13/2013 7:09AM

    Congrats on your weight loss!

Thanks for adding me as a Spark friend!

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2BEABETTERME 1/8/2013 8:55AM

    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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OMMAMA7 1/4/2013 6:03PM

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ERICADAWN1986 1/4/2013 3:59PM

    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

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LOVEISBRUIN 1/4/2013 3:49PM

    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

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SEPPIESUSAN 1/4/2013 3:34PM

    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!

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