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What's up with January? Recommitting!

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Long story short: I had a setback and a gain. January was bad for me. It has /always/been bad for me... every January it seems I gain no matter how good my intentions.

Luckily, February is here, and this week we are getting out of the deep freeze (finally breaking above 32 F), so I am planning to get outside more to get some sunshine!

I've been trying very hard these last few weeks to get back on track, and I am finally feeling confident again. My eating habits are much better, I am incorporating more fruits and vegetables and tracking faithfully. My sleep is on schedule. I need to reevaluate my weight loss goals again, but I will do that later... for now, I am focusing on how I feel. I am aiming for health, above all else.

The scale is slowly creeping downward. I am headed in the right direction; so I will keep on going, pushing myself just a little bit further each day. I am going to get back into my walking, working my way back into running. I've decided to go to the gym Mon-Fri every morning, no excuses... even if my workout is short, even if it is not very intense, I will do /something/ five days a week. I always feel better once I'm in the gym than I do when I'm deciding whether or not to go to the gym!

Today I am getting my head on straight. Getting some long-neglected laundry done and cleaning my room so I have workout clothes and a tranquil environment.

I refuse to give up on my goals... I WILL succeed, no matter how long this takes. I am SO SICK of feeling sick -- I am tired of the pain and the fatigue. I hate that I am developing borderline-high blood pressure! I want to be healthy no matter what, and that means exercise and losing more of this weight.

It helps to remember that, although I gained a lot last month, I am still lower than I was last year at this time, so I am making progress despite my 2012 setbacks. I will do my best to make even more progress this year... I am optimistic. I KNOW that I will be getting into the 200's this year and reversing my health issues, and that thought will carry me through on the tough days.

I've decided to restart my MGB/WUB (Monthly goal blogs, weekly update blogs) and to blog more in general. Re-reading my goals always helps me focus and I miss connecting with my Sparkfriends.. So here I am.

Feb Goals:
-Forgive self for the gain (Dear self: I forgive you! Let's move forward from here.)
-Cardio 5x per week
-Strength training at least twice a week
-Track all calories eaten, work on mindfulness
-Stay positive and focused on the small decisions which make me feel strong, healthy, and happy.
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    You can do it Jaimie!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad you have forgiven yourself, its hard to move on when you are down on yourself.
    1959 days ago
  • MSLEO88
    Great goals!!! You can do it, its all about the NOW! emoticon
    1961 days ago
    hi love sorry my head wasn´rt taking in what i was reading,lol.sof or now. emoticon emoticon
    1961 days ago
  • TINA5318
    1962 days ago
    You can do it. Sounds like you have a solid plan. Blessings on your journey
    1962 days ago
    glad you are back
    1962 days ago
    Maybe the bad january weigh ins are really a reflection of what happened in December. I know that it takes some time before weight loss shows on my body. Maybe that is true for you too. Don't give up on yourself, no matter what. emoticon
    1962 days ago
    SO happy to see you here! Ya know what I find truly inspiring about you? You never say that you are starting over. You talk about set backs and re-commiting and you are very honest about your head not being in the game from time to time but you never say...Starting over. I think that speaks volumes for your mindset. You look at your journey in such a healthy way. Life gets in the way sometimes and the best laid plans can blow up in your face and it feels like you truly get that. You have one of the healthiest ways of looking at this weight loss/healthy living transition that I have ever come across. It's truly inspiring. emoticon
    1962 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/6/2013 2:05:38 PM
    So glad you're back!

    You've been through a difficult time. Most important.... is that you are back and on track and have not allowed life to crush your goals. February will be a great month for you!

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    1962 days ago
    Great job on making the 5 day a week commitment. I JUST did the same and yes it was hell that first morning dragging my a$$ out of bed and I complained the whole way, but like you, once I'm there I'm in a good mood & am there to work!
    You can do this, we all fall back sometimes but you're here ready to get back at it (which alot of people don't) & that's what matters! Rock this, we're here for you!
    1962 days ago
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