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My Success Plan For January

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Monday, December 30, 2013



Today is day 5 of my current streak!

I hurt my knee yesterday by jumping over a puddle. Yikes, that was not a good landing! But Sunday is my rest day, so I didn't have to worry about working out. I spent the rest of the day in bed with my leg elevated and an ice pack on my knee. It feels much better today but not completely...so I'm unable to do my regular workouts. Luckily, Sparkpeople has some great chair workout videos. I did this one this morning;

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I had to modify a LITTLE bit due to the knee pain, but not too much. (It doesn't hurt to move my knee. It only hurts when I put weight on it.) Thank you Sparkpeople for providing chair workouts! I'm going to do another chair workout later today...and hopefully tomorrow my knee will be well enough to get back to my regular workouts. (Don't worry, I won't rush myself....and I'll be careful!)



December has been a pretty good month for me. I went off track on Christmas day, but it wasn't an all out binge. I had some treats, and was over on my calories for the day. But it was only a holiDAY, and I got right back on track the next day.

Now I'm looking ahead to January, and I've got my success plan in place. I'm not making any resolutions, other than the one I mentioned in a previous blog...and that is, to love myself more!

I will love myself enough to eat good, healthy food, and to try to eliminate processed food as much as possible. I will try at least one new recipe a week. (Wish me luck with that, please! I'm a terrible cook, and I botch a lot of recipes unless they are super easy!)





I will love myself enough to track my food, and to stay within my calorie range.

I will love myself enough to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. (This one is actually easy for me! I gave up sodas back in 2005 and don't miss them a bit.)

I will love myself enough to move more, and sit less.

And I will love myself enough to exercise at least 5 days a week, for at least 30 minutes a day. I have my workouts planned for January. I've already started one of them, which is the Coach Nicole's 28 Day Boot Camp DVD. I'm on day 6 of it and let me tell you, I'm loving it so far!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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In addition to the Boot Camp DVD, I will also be starting Les Mills Pump on New Years day! I'm really looking forward to it!



What are your goals for January? I hope one of them will be to love yourself more! That resolution will make all the other ones a lot easier to work for.




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LORIVIOLA 4/28/2014 7:49AM

    Hope your knee is better and your 2014 is going emoticon
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DEEKELLYE 1/10/2014 4:27PM

    How's your knee feeling? I hope 2014 is a great year for you!

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MAYBER 1/7/2014 12:13AM

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts
We are all striving toward the same goal better health
One day at a time
Love prayers peace

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JIBBIE49 1/5/2014 6:17PM

    Hugs

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SHANTODD420 1/5/2014 2:03PM

    Sounds like a great plan and hope your knee is feeling better.

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QTEALADY20031 1/5/2014 11:11AM

    Hi Pixie, Sounds like you have a great plan and I know you will succeed! I hope your knee is feeling better by now. I have not heard of your new exercise program Les Mills Pump. I know you will succeed Pixie! Have a great week-end! emoticon June

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GUSGUS02 1/4/2014 9:49AM

    You will be a success for sure with this plan!!

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LOSTLIME 1/3/2014 6:57PM

    this was a great blog! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GENRE009 1/3/2014 6:00PM

    Boy this was fabulous, am going to send it out to bloggers. I think most people play around, and ignore that they need to actually care about them selves.

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JUDSTERF 1/3/2014 5:42PM

    Great job on your blog. Take good care of those knees - - you only have two of them. I've already had both of mine replaced (one of the twice) and there's a lot of modifying a person with total knee replacements has to do.

Judy F

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EFFRAYECHILDE 1/3/2014 2:29PM

    emoticon emoticon Hope the knee pain subsides soon.

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HAPPYMENOW58 1/3/2014 5:22AM

    Good for you! Sorry to hear about your knee....Hope it is feeling better today....

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PANIK257 1/3/2014 2:56AM

    My biggest goal is strength. My second biggest is to find the strengths I already have and use them.

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CORNERKICK 1/3/2014 1:14AM

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KHANSON753 1/2/2014 10:21PM

  Here's to 2014!
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LADYMARCIA1 1/2/2014 10:09PM

    Ahhhh inspiring!! Hope your knee is better real soon!


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KABMPH 1/2/2014 8:14AM

    A "success plan" -- I like it!
Hope your knee feels better soon!

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CFMOSS 1/2/2014 7:37AM

    I missed this blog -- but I like your "I will" comments - they positive commitments. Hang on to them tightly.

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CHERYLHURT 1/2/2014 7:05AM

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GABY1948 1/2/2014 6:24AM

    Great blog...I have been learning to live myself for several years....but I will join you in loving myself MORE! Have a blessed week, Pixie!

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HILTONHEADLADY 1/1/2014 11:13PM

  Going thru the same thing for the last 4 months. Thank U for your honesty emoticon

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GOOSIEMOON 1/1/2014 10:46PM

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JUNETTA2002 1/1/2014 9:26PM

    Hope your knee feels better soon. Good luck. Some of your ideas are great I'm going to use them

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GRLTAZ 1/1/2014 9:15PM

    Awesome. Thank you.


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SUPERDAD55 1/1/2014 9:11PM

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emoticon Sorry to hear about your knee, sounds like you have your treatment plan all planned out.
emoticon I like your idea of trying new recipes, and don't give up on the cooking. Some of the best recipes were discovered by mistakes. ENJOY IT!
emoticon emoticon GREAT IDEA about the chair exercises.
I have a bad knee, trying to avoid surgery, I will look up the exercises and give them a try. Thanks for your recommendation.
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CHANGING-TURTLE 1/1/2014 5:39PM

    emoticon I love the chair workouts!!! My favorite is one using light weights, I do that one as part of my strength training. Keep up the good work and emoticon

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AJB121299 1/1/2014 2:20PM

    good luck

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CHERIJ16 1/1/2014 1:44PM

    I hope your knee feels better soon. I like your goals. I share some of the same ones but I definitely will add the self love into the equation. I'm diabetic and I have to keep reminding myself that this journey is to improve my health and well being not just a diet to make me prettier!

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JOYFULLIVNG 1/1/2014 10:55AM

  emoticon Way to keep going in spite of your injury! keep up the good work. emoticon

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MIDWESTLORRAINE 1/1/2014 9:20AM

    This is very motivating. Thankyou emoticon

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RHONDAANN55 1/1/2014 8:39AM

    Congrats on a successful week and I hope the knee feels better soon! emoticon

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SOUTHERNSMILES 1/1/2014 8:33AM

    Keeping your focus on what's really important - loving yourself enough to. . . -- that is a major success. Hope your knee heals quickly and doesn't slow you down!

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SMITTY4RL 1/1/2014 7:02AM

    Happy, healthy new year to you!

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NEWTINK 1/1/2014 5:58AM

    emoticon about your knee emoticon plan

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KICKINGKILOS 1/1/2014 5:50AM

    you are such an inspiration Pixie! I wish I could be a little more responsible for me!
feel better soon

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CANDOK1260 12/31/2013 11:56PM

    emoticon Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year!



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JSEATTLE 12/31/2013 8:18PM

  Sorry about your knee, but sounds like you have a great Plan! Happy New Year to you and here comes Day 6!

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SIMONEKP 12/31/2013 6:11PM

    Hope your knee feels better

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APRILRUSSELL3 12/31/2013 6:06PM

    You always inspire me--Have a Happy New Year!

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DIANNEMT 12/31/2013 4:20PM

    Great!!

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LINDAK25 12/31/2013 3:43PM

    Hope your knee feels better real soon! Have a Happy New Year!

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NONNAOF2 12/31/2013 3:28PM

  So sorry that you hurt your knee! Yikes!! I'm going to try and do a better job in tracking my food for 2014 and to be extra careful what goes into my mouth! :-)

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JOANNHUNT 12/31/2013 2:35PM

    HAPPY NEW YEAR LADY. HOPE YOUR KNEE IS BETTER SOON. RELAX A BIT.

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JUSGETTENBY42 12/31/2013 1:59PM

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MRSRIGS1 12/31/2013 12:36PM

    Keep it up Pixie! I do plan on loving myself more by placing my needs first before I take care of others. I am working on less and less negative talk. I am also working on forgiving myself for when I do mess up and the BIGGEST obstacle I've worked and working through is NOT giving up! If I want to remain healthy, I have to do MY part....so far....pretty good! Thank you for folks like yourself that keep me motivated! I appreciate you!

P.S. The recipes on Sparkrecipes are easy and delicious! Give them a try!

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