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Something To Ponder - A Mini-Blog January 2, 2012

Monday, January 02, 2012

New year new beginnings, right? Everyone is all revved up to get going with their New Year's resolutions. You can actually feel the buzz in the Spark community. With this being a leap year, we actually have one extra day, so if we falter, we just got a natural "get out of jail" card. Sounds too good to be true.

Now here's the obverse of this coin (you had to know this was coming): According to the Mayan calendar, the world (or the calendar, take your pick, there seems to be some debate about that point), is going to end December 21, 2012. Just when you thought things were going so well, you just got cheated 11 days.

So, if it all blows up on December 21st, are we going out as hotties or as blobs? Still something to consider, no?

Keep in mind, this is all in fun. The last time the world was ending (see previous blog), my only consideration was what to pack for lunch on the last day of the world. This time out, I want to go out with a killer body (one that is healthy, of course), or something close to it.

What plans do you have for this year? And how are you planning to reach your goals?
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    Well, I hope the world doesn't end on December 21st - that is my son's birthday and the world ending just wouldn't be much of a party game. emoticon

    My biggest goals for this year is to get healthy (and to learn more about being healthy/healthy eating, etc.) AND, I really (triple underline really) want to wear a two piece bathing suit at the beach this year (and not scare the children while doing so.)

    2943 days ago
    You know I've been thinking a great deal about what I learned this year, what I hope to accomplish this year, goals vs resolutions, self improvement and the like.

    I do feel a buzz in the air, but the question is what do you do when the buzz stops? I know I will have to get to the gym extra early for my spinning class (crack of dawn already, earlier is a horrible thought) for a few weeks until all of the people who made resolutions fail and return to slothness.

    How do you stay motivated when you aren't feeling it? What sparks your internal fire and makes you realize that you do want to do these things, that you are worth it, and you'll regret it if you don't?

    Those are the questions that I'm still pondering.

    2943 days ago
    I am officially in maintenance for one year now, so year 2 will be maintenance:

    tracking and measuring nutrition -- everytime I get away from that it seems that the portion sizes multiply exponentially!

    water, water and more water! Going for 9 glasses/day as I feel like at times (especially during the winter) all the moisture is sucked out of my body! 9 glasses/day seems to be helping.

    keeping up on my exercises -- boy is it easy to make excuses NOT to when it's cold, etc. Well, I know better -- one day leads to two leads to three, etc.

    Hope this finds you having a terrific Tuesday!
    2943 days ago
    I think the Mayans are right up there with Chicken Little!! emoticon
    2943 days ago
    Hi Num, the world ending is not good for me to know. I would be spending this last year in wild food debauchery until I fall into a coma, knowing my time is up. So if you can get more scientific evidence, I'll temporarily just hover my spoon over my mountain of ice-cream and maybe it will all melt before you get back to me with any confirmation of the bad news!

    Scootergirl in Oz
    2944 days ago
  • LISA01605
    I have big plans for this year. This is the year I reach my goal weight and enter maintenance. It's been a long time coming and I am going after it full speed ahead. I am going to get there by sticking to my eating plan and consistently working out. My focus is on health and having a healthy body but to do that I need to reach a healthy weight.

    Luckily I don't believe the world is going to end because if I truly believed I only had 11 months to live I would become a total blob and eat anything and everything in sight. I am a reforming sugar junkie and part of my focus is on being healthy for years to come.
    2944 days ago
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