40 is just around the corner

Saturday, January 14, 2012

It seems like I've been talking about turning 40 for a long time but the year has finally arrived and I have until June to hit the goals I have formally and informally set for myself. I started working out again last week after nearly six months off due to an injury that landed me in physical therapy. I graduated from PT in October and did I keep up the momentum and really start building myself back up? Nope. I did what so many of us do. Take my good health for granted. Not only did I not continue the workouts but I had the nerve to put on weight, which has me at my highest sustained weight ever. YUCK!

So while I don't put the pressures of New Year's resolutions on myself, I have put some fire until my butt to be lighter by my birthday. I would love to be 40 pounds lighter by late June. Is that realistic? Maybe not. 25-30 is probably more realistic but wouldn't 40 be great? I'm on my way and this time I'm doing some things different. I have taken one of the many free calendars I received during the new year and have scheduled workout plans for myself and highlight them as I complete them. A friend at work unexpectedly asked me to be her weight loss buddy so we are going to support each other, workout together twice a week and have one meal swap a week too. We've also started another BL challenge here on Spark this week so that is right on time as well.

I'm going to just take everything one day at a time. My household has wellness on the brain too with my brother working out again as well as my daughter so that helps when everyone is on board in the home too. The first few days were hard but I kept telling myself, just refresh and don't give up!

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  • GODSCHILD2_2011
    Sounds like you for the most part have some realistic goals/ steps in place to be successful on this lifestyle journey. I believe that you will reach your goal by being consistent in what your doing. emoticon

    Turning 40 is such a good thing and not to be feared. It seems to me that when you get into your 40's, things in life become so much clearer.

    P.S. How do I go about finding out about the BL challenges you were talking about in this blog?
    3237 days ago
    It sounds like you have a good plan in place. Just stick with it and I think you can lose 40 by June!! You can do it!!
    3237 days ago
    Thanks! I appreciate the encouragement!
    3239 days ago
    You are right, we take our good health for granted. I'm so glad you are surrounded by so much support. That will make things much easier.

    I think you can lose the 40 pounds by June. It will take some hard work but you CAN do it. Keep up the awesome momentum. :)
    3239 days ago
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