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Year in review and looking ahead

Thursday, December 31, 2009

So, a quick year-in-review...

These were my goals for 2009 (and steps I had taken as of January 3rd to meet those goals):
1) Entered in a goal for my SparkAmerica Minutes
2) Joined up with the "New Year, New You" Bootcamp (begins January 4th)
3) Ordered a new swimsuit so I can take up water aerobics again
4) Set my January goals and wrote them down on my SparkPeople calendar
5) Mega-cleaned my room
6) Signed up for Bloomsday (my first 12K!) on May 3, 2009

Here's what actually happened (as far as the goals above are concerned):
1) I did not meet my SparkAmerica Minutes goal--the exercise part of my life (along with the eating healthy) went by the wayside
2) I did complete the "New Year, New You" bootcamp succesfully!
3) I have been flitting in and out of water aerobics
4) I did keep track of goals on my SparkPeople calendar for the majority of the year
5) My room is incredibly messy yet again (lol, I think it's almost a lost cause)
6) I not only signed up for Bloomsday, I attended it, walked it, and whomped it! :)

I don't really have any reasons/excuses as to why I haven't completed my goals for this year--call it laziness, call it giving in to the busy-ness of life--whatever it was, they weren't finished. And yes, looking back on 2009 it makes me sad...especially seeing how far I had come in 2008. But, I do know that 2009 has been about a lot of different things--focusing on my family, primarily. It has been a true joy to get to spend time with my mom, dad, brother, sister-in-law, and (as of last February) my first nephew.

It has been a year of learning how to take a rest--a real rest. The lessons from this haven't really sunk in yet (lol, look at my schedule just to see for sure).

Things I would like to accomplish in 2010:
1) Lose the weight I have gained back since the beginning of the year (not sure as to how much of a gain I had, but I plan on weighing myself Friday morning and I will post...hold me accountable to that)
2) Blogging on a regular basis--I miss wriitng. It helps "stabilize" me. It might be here, it might just be on my LiveJournal account (and who knows, it might be both)
3) Get back into a regular exercise routine (beginning with water aerobics Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
4) Get back into healthy eating habits--particularly paying attention to the portion sizes I'm eating (as I've noticed that they have grown substantially since I stopped tracking here)
5) Get more involved on my local Spark Team--I've missed my people and the support I have there (although they have been faithfully supporting me even still--as evidenced by my collection of happy little Christmas cards)

At this point, I don't really have any races or things that I'm hoping to train for. I would love to do Bloomsday again or RUN (ack!) a 5K, but for the time being I'm...well, feeling non-committal.

So, here's hoping that 2010 will see me getting back on track, more active here, and less of me overall (heehee!)
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    You can do it Erin! BTW, I have an LJ account (that's where I blog) so if you want to add me there, let me know!
    3837 days ago
    Welcome back to the team. Sure have missed you. Looking forward to supporting you this year.
    We are here for you always, no matter what. Sandy
    3837 days ago
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