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2013 Summary and envisioning 2014 - Ideal vs Real

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I hope everyone has a safe New Years Eve! Best wishes to everyone for a healthy and wonderful 2014. I don't have anything big planned for the New Years, but I will still have a good time with my boyfriend. Last night I made some chili to have tomorrow!

I have done so much in 2013. I can't believe the year is over. BUT I did so much, so I cannot complain! I went to Tennessee, Williamsburg, Buffalo, saw Niagara Falls, Bushkill Falls, and many other places. I tried archery, rock climbing, pilates, cardio kickboxing, and frisbee golf. There were many recipes and projects I completed! I did a few 5K races and completed a few Spark team Challenges! I recently met my healthy goal weight of 155lbs!

I would like my happiness to continue in the next year! My yoga instructor mentioned something last night that I want to keep in mind every day: Real vs Ideal. There is the Idealistic point of view and there is also what is actually happening at the moment. We all have a vision of what we want to have, but sometimes we have to be happy with what is real and actually happening. I want to keep being grateful for everything! Dreams and goals are very important, but I need to realize that the Real is what is going to help me attain those goals. I can't just sit around envisioning what I want all the time. I need to get out there and keep moving forward!

I want to keep doing things NOW instead of putting them off. The only bad thing, is that I start to get impatient! I need to keep realizing that there are certain things that need TIME before it will happen. I need to wait and relax sometimes! Every day is important and special!

Here are some comparisons of 2012 and 2013!

2012: 184.23 Miles
2013: 172.8 Miles
That isn't TOO bad. but I really don't feel like that is enough! I did a lot more exercise, but not as much running and walking. I may not have tracked them all correctly, but I still wish it was more!

2012 Fitness Minutes: 6,834
2013 Fitness Minutes: 14,140
More than double! Woohoo!

2012 Starting Weight: 205
2013 Starting Weight: 160.4
2013 Ending Weight: 154.6
I started the year at 160 lbs. I kept going up and down and up and down! My highest seemed to be 163 and now I am at my goal weight at 155! When I wrapped up 2012 in a blog, I listed how much weight I lost every month. I can't do that anymore! I need to continue to be happy although I am not losing a lot of weight that I used to.

I have a list of what I would like to do in 2014. There are many specific things I would like to do, but here is a summarized list!
-Run at least four 5K races
-Continue to try and eat before I get hungry. Hungry = Grumpy and that isn't good for anyone!
-Try new things, go to new places
-Buy a home!
-Get at least 300 fitness miles!
-Complete challenges on Spark the best I can
-Be more realistic instead of just idealistic.
-Take time for myself
-Make new recipes and prepare for tax season by making batch meals
-Try to reach 1,500 fitness minutes every month
-Be OK even if I don't reach goals because every step counts
-Do my best to be a caring friend, daughter, girlfriend and person

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LIVINHEALTHY9 1/2/2014 9:07PM

    Wishing you all the best in 2014!

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KICKINGKILOS 1/1/2014 9:33AM

    :) you inspire me and make me want my review of 2014 to be like yours! Keep it up Kimpy! emoticon

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GOCALGAL 1/1/2014 9:16AM

    You have a ton of wisdom for one so young (young, comparing to an oldster like me lol) and a fun gifted way of sharing it!
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KONRAD695 1/1/2014 1:07AM

    I forgot about some of those things you did. It looks like you had an overall wonderful year. I know you wish for a few more pounds to be off, but also think you're ok with where you are at. Thinking you are headed for another great year. Those goals like perfect for you, and I think you'll hit every one of them. Best of luck in the coming year.

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POOKASLUAGH 12/31/2013 10:29PM

    Great goals - can't wait to see where you go in 2014!

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PRNCSCUP1-2FULL 12/31/2013 7:22PM

    Every step does count and I had to learn that one too! Congratulations on all you have achieved and all you will continue to achieve!

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STRONGERLEANER 12/31/2013 6:46PM

    Congratulations on the 155!

Wishing you a wonderful 2014! Great Goals!

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YAWNINGWONDER 12/31/2013 5:53PM

  I love this blog you made. Torn between yesterday and tomorrow so often we do forget just to enjoy living TODAY and make the most of it. Very good blog thank you

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BECCA315 12/31/2013 12:54PM

    Great blog!

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SERENE-BEAN 12/31/2013 12:23PM

    You're so awesome! Keep being your awesome self.

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BATCHICK 12/31/2013 12:07PM

    Good Goals! I hope you have a terrific 2014!

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123ELAINE456 12/31/2013 11:45AM

  Well Done. Have a Wonderful Happy New Year. This Is The WTG!!! Keep Sparking!!!

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ROCKPORT9 12/31/2013 11:04AM

    You have done wonderfully! emoticon Happy new year! hugs, Laurel emoticon

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JENRAQTAY87 12/31/2013 10:51AM

    Great goals and expectations!
I am excited for 2014!

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CASHER52 12/31/2013 10:41AM

    emoticon on a great year! Wishing you a happy Healthy New Year!

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GEORGE815 12/31/2013 10:19AM

    Real vs. Ideal. I like it. Happy New Year!

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