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Goals are resolutions by another name

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Well, I don't normally hold with New Year's resolutions. For one thing, I'm like most people and find it impossible to carry through.....hence the fat I'm still lugging around.

Anyway, I made "goals" instead. Ok, semantics. But leave me alone! emoticon

I'm going to read the Bible through again this year. Our church made special Bibles available to us, whereby we read a bit from the Old Testament, a bit from the New Testament, and a bit from Psalms or Proverbs.....gets us through the whole Bible in a year.

I have joined a SP team designed to help me kick start weight loss, and toning of my bod. It's the "Official January Jumpstart Fitness Challenge". I'll be using their videos for my exercise instead of my own regimen. I followed the 8 minute cardio video today, and boy! am I out of shape or what! I couldn't keep up, or even DO all of what she did. My arms going this way and that while my legs were doing something else altogether was too much for my brain. And here I thought I could chew gum, talk and walk all at the same time! emoticon

Anyway. I'm going to give it a shot. Perhaps I'll keep it up even after the challenge is over. So, one of my goals this year is to tone my flabby body. Another, is to lose an average of a pound a week (without being sick to do it, like last week). I have about 40 pounds to lose, so it's going to take about 40 weeks, or, mid-October. I will, of course, spend some time on the treadmill (leg-willing) and perhaps do some other 'regular' things for cardio as well as what they suggest.

I'm also planning to substantially reduce my yarn stash - I have 3 large and 4 small tubs of yarn, plus a few bags tucked away, too. Time to get it knitted and crocheted and on to people who need things. Also, I have a few kits I bought at my local yarn store, of things I want for me. So you see, I give away a lot, but I keep some for me, too. : )

In order for me to reduce my stash, I'm going to have to stay out of certain stores, be careful when I read email, and avoid yarn catalogs as much as possible for awhile; unless there is a need for me to make something particular for which I can't find enough or the right yarn in my stash. But I don't really anticipate any loved one requesting anything. I've made hats for my grandsons, a sweater and vest for my DH, sweaters for all my grandkids, gloves for a dau., stuffed toys for one grandson (he now has about 5) and so on. But you never know.

Have a safe, happy, healthy new year, Y'all.
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    Wowee are you raring to go! I admire you for making yourself flail your limbs out of their comfort zones. emoticon

    It will be worth it. I'm so curious if you'll find it to be easier on your leg, because even though I feel like HIIT is intense, its variety of motion makes my joints happier. I LOVE the elliptical, but the repetition isn't great for my knees or hips.
    Have fun going through your yarn stash! If I was there, I'd wrap all your skeins of yarn like gifts, just so you could feel like you got a bunch of new yarn:)
    Ok I have 30 pounds to lose this year. I love the pound a week plan! It's time to get this fat off.
    1970 days ago
  • NEWNAC304
    These are great goals! I joined the January Jump Start challenge too. I forgot to do the video yesterday and overslept today. I'll have to do two tonight or three tomorrow!
    1970 days ago
    Best of luck with your goals! I feel goals and resolutions are different, in my mind anyway. Resolutions always seem like easier broken promises that were made on a whim. Goals have a more of a foundation in my reality.

    Happy New Year, Pat
    1970 days ago
    Sounds like great goals that can definitely be achieved. Good for you for joining the challenge. I'm sure it will help you get started. I did it last year, but this year because I am leaving for vacation in 17 days, no use starting it and not being able to finish it. I'll cheer you on instead. emoticon
    1971 days ago
    Nancy you can do it and yes a lot of people make resolutions and then never go through with them. I think i need to make myself accountable in a few areas this year.
    1971 days ago
    You can do it I plan to make my weight come off too. I am planning to make certain that I lose the weight and keep it off
    1971 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    All worthy resolutions. Here is to 2013 being the year we get toned and healthy.
    I have to get back to the gym when I get to feeling a little better. I am thinking by next Monday I should be in fair shape.
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    1971 days ago
    You have made so many nice things for people, you are so very nice!

    You can lose your 40 pounds this year, 2013 is your year, my friend!
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    1971 days ago
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