Considering I haven't posted since October, I realized I am due for an update..
For the past couple months I've let things slide. Tracking my food and exercise got put on the back burner. For some reason, I subconsciously decided that I didn't need to keep up with that. I don't know why I stopped tracking foods but since I have, I have gained 16 pounds back from where I was at. At one point, I was at 178 pounds. The other day I weighed in at 194. Not ideal by any means. I am just glad I have not let myself hit 200 again before getting back on track. This is not my first day getting back to exercise and eating better, but it is my first day back on spark since October. I absolutely love this site and all the options it offers for tracking foods and the articles, videos, and other resources available to help lose weight and get healthy.
Before Christmas, we bought a heavy bag stand and heavy bag (which also came with 3 pairs of boxing gloves) from a swap site online. I have been using that for my exercise and it is amazing! Great stress reliever as well. I found it for $50 as opposed to the over $300 that it normally would cost.. and I originally thought it would be for my son who does taekwondo. I have been the one to use it the most and I absolutely love it!
I am really looking forward to warmer weather. I am much more active when the weather is warmer and I am going insane sitting inside. Of course we live in the part of the country that had wind chill values of near -40 degrees this last week. I am not made for cold. I can tell you, I didn't leave the house.. but using the heavy bag kept me warm.
I've set goals for myself as "New Year's Resolutions" if you will. They weren't necessarily meant for New Years.. but I set them around that time, so there they are. Here is my resolutions exactly what I posted to my facebook page:
1.) Get healthy. Not just lose weight but eat healthier and exercise regularly. Weight loss will come in time. 2.) Get rid of the clutter in my house and get organized. 3.) Spend more time being active with my kids. I also have more goals such as getting a new place, graduating college, etc.. Just gotta work a little harder at obtaining those goals and they are not necessarily goals to obtain within the next year.
Right now my focus is getting healthy and fit and at the same time, setting good examples for my family to be healthy and fit.
OH! I would have to say my favorite gift for Christmas would have to be my roller skates (not the ones I was wearing in the picture.) We bought them from a friend along with elbow, knee, and wrist pads. It will be a great way to stay active this summer with my kids. They each have their own gear as well. I always tell my husband not to buy me anything.. but he knew I've been wanting skates for awhile.