Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Hi my name is Harper and I spent the last year in unintentional maintenance mode. As I have been recovering from a hamstring/knee/back injury I started planning for the day I would be given the green light. I started my planning with a little reflection. In the year 2012 my weight hovered between 189-198. I'm frustrated and satisfied with this little statistic. Happy that I didn't put back on the 50 pounds I lost and grateful I haven't seen the flashing 200 in over a year. Those are the good things. I'm a little disappointed I couldn't seem to break the 186 plateau but now realize I wasn't giving myself the opportunity to be successful. My routine looked much like this: Perfect track record during the work week and then all hell breaking loose during the weekend, Monday-Wednesday taking off the weekend water weight and Thursday-Friday trying to make up ground. See where I went wrong?! Unfortunately it took me a whole year to see it but thankfully now I believe I see the light. I've finally been cleared for vigorous exercise and while I wouldn't quite say I am starting over, I do believe I am starting a new chapter. I want to be stronger and healthier. I want to try new things and have fun. Yes, I do have a weight goal in mind for this year, but I'm going to try not to let a number control my brain. While last year I didn't lose much weight I did drop almost two pant sizes so I know my body is shifting and getting stronger.
Onward and upward this year.