A New Beginning

Thursday, January 03, 2013

It is so incredibly hard to believe that it is already 2013! Wasn't I just a teenager? Time flies whether you like it or not I suppose! And here I am no closer, but thankfully no further from my ultimate goal. Exercise isn't my problem, for me, it is the eating. I quess I am what you would call fit and fat. No, I don't have lots and lots of weight to lose, but I still have a significant amount I would like to get off, approximately 50. I say approximately because I am exercising and strength training as well, so I may get to 160 and absolutely love the way I feel and the progress gained, so we shall see. I am not set on a number, clothes or scale. I just want to look and feel healthy.

I have definitely come a long way from my beginning WW days. I am so much more knowledgeable about fitness and nutrition. I have learned that for myself the fitness part comes easy but I am still struggling with the nutrition. I think that is a huge part of this process of acheiving a healthy lifestyle is learning about yourself. And, I have learned it is an evolving process. I don't like some of the things I liked a few years ago. For example, when I started out, I was a very motivated at-home exerciser, now not so much. I still do regularly because a gym membership just isn't finanically feasible right now. I do attend Zumba classes though. I have to be careful because I could go multiple times a week and at $5 a class it can be more expensive than being a member of a gym, LOL! But I love the energy and motivation of a class, I am finding that I need that energy.

If someone would have told me a few years ago that I would enjoy eating carrots and hummus instead of chips and dip, I would have politely laughed and said 'not a chance!' However, it is now a favorite snack of mine. I now drink unsweet tea (gasp!, what kind of southern girl am I? LOL), and coffee with a little cream. I have made so many changes for the better and I hope to continue that trend. I just need to cut way back on the sweet treats and seconds. I also need to work on the stress eating.

So here is to 2013 and to the new successes I hope to have and that I hope all the sparklers out there have !

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