Losing 2011

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Happy New Year!

I am so glad that 2011 is over. It was an injury, accident, disaster filled year. By the end, I kind of looked like one of the zombies in “the Walking Dead” but with slightly better hair and makeup. (Well on most days.)

At the end of 2011, I finally was able to get back on my bike and start working out. Then something sparked in my reptilian brain. It doesn’t do that very often.

Three things came to mind:
I missed cycling and exercise. (When I don’t exercise, I get tired, zombie-like and can eat corn chips for dinner before I pass out in front of the TV.)

My bike pants didn’t fit. (Spandex is a cruel mistress.)

I needed to get back on Sparkpeople.

The truth will set you free. I finally went to the gym to weigh myself. Yes, I am precisely 12 pounds over my maintenance weight. One stinking pound for every lousy month of my awful 2011. emoticon emoticon

The fact that last year has settled on my stomach and thighs is pretty rude! (The nerve!) emoticon emoticonThe fact that I have to think about last year every time I try to squeeze into Spandex (don’t ask). Or the fact that I LOVE sweatpants and flannel PJs right now. But I probably can’t wear these to meetings at work. Not even on casual Friday.

So, 2011 has got to GO! It is officially last year. It is last season. And I am finished carrying around last year’s baggage.
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    Omgosh! I can relate to this blog in so many ways!! Thanks for the inspiration today. I had some rough times in 2011 & am carrying about 10 ugly lbs more than I was maintaining at. Uggggghhh! Time to ROCK 2012! We can do this!
    3406 days ago
    I've been there, on the operation table and injured. I understand the physical pain but it's the mental that hurts the most.. Need some positive words or ideas, I'm here for you.

    Listen to your body and adapt. You will be better than ever.
    3406 days ago
    At least you had good hair!

    I am happy it's 2012 too. Pushed out a couple of discs in my back and tore a calf muscle in 2011 and gained back some of that hard lost weight, too. Looking forward to an injury free year getting back into shape.

    3406 days ago
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    Best good bye to last year I have read. You are ready! emoticon
    3407 days ago
    I loved reading this! Such a great blog and true, honest words coming out. Bike shorts are definitely not forgiving....some days I'd like to wear my fleece-laying around the house-pants, on my rides! Loved your humor too! emoticon emoticon
    3407 days ago
    I loved reading this blog! It is great that you can find humor in a year that was really hard! I love the way you write, and this one gave me a giggle for sure! :D I wish you the best in 2012, I hope it will be an amazing year for you!
    3408 days ago
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    Thank you for making me laugh, even though it was serious!
    "I kind of looked like one of the zombies in “the Walking Dead” but with slightly better hair and makeup.." emoticon
    You can do it! These 12 pounds will be going very soon, and the bike pants will fit beautifully! Woohoo!!!
    3408 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/7/2012 4:11:25 PM
    RB - you ARE my kindred spirit!! 2012 will be much better - hey, it's a leap year! ;-P
    3408 days ago
    OMG.. totally resonated with this blog! Totally. Kinda made me wanna cry... I totally totally understand (doing the head nod)... My poor bike is dusty.. I looked at it last nite, and remember how far away from health I am again. I saw a pic from my bday dinner... and saw my big face. Hope it is okay... I'll be lurking your page now. I feel like theres a reason for meeting up here.l THank you!
    3408 days ago
  • BILL60
    Let's quit talking and get with the 2012 Program. The best of luck. Hang tough!!
    3409 days ago
  • WARRIOR11209
    Get back on the bike and hit hte gym - with each workout put 2011 behind you and ride into a healthier 2012.
    Yep - spandex is not a forgiving mistress-lol emoticon
    3409 days ago
    Spandex is a cruel mistress. You are ready for 2012 . You are ready to get healthy. You can do it!
    3409 days ago
    This is going to be your year!
    3409 days ago
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    Ha! You make me smile. Spandex IS a cruel mistress... one I can't even dream of encountering right now. Is it weird to say that a pair of Spandex shorts is on my goal list? :)
    3409 days ago
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    Good to hear you are over all your troubles and ready to get back to Spark. We all have setbacks, although usually not as catastrophic as yours!
    Glad you're "well' in time for biking season. emoticon
    3409 days ago
    Get back on that bike! Remember all the fun you had :-)
    3409 days ago
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