Ah, I made it a full year without giving up! This is spectacular! In years' past I have gone a couple months and dropped off or tried a month here or there throughout the year. Oh but not this year! I have been faithful to myself in making changes. It has not always been easy and sometimes I see myself wanting to go back to old ways- but I keep plugging along!
Since I am a teacher (and we always begin with positives) I want to review my successes of 2013:
I have stayed pretty faithful to logging on, chatting, and maintaining a portion of my day to sparkpeople to help me with my goals.
I I have lost and kept off 23 pounds! (Sometimes this fluxes by 2 lbs, but I can live!)
I have made time to go to the gym or exercise multiple times a week.
I spent money on myself to take care of what I need!
I even now am starting to enjoy comparing my pictures too!
These are the front shots from Jan 12, 2013 and Dec 5, 2013
These are the side shots from Jan 12, 2013 and Dec 5, 2013
Now to the obstacles that I have let get into my way:
I have struggled staying consistent with tracking. As I let myself get back into some bad habits with work and all- tracking went downhill. (The fitbit has helped with fitness tracking)
I have dropped off going to the gym as often as I would like/ should.
I have allowed myself to get back into some bad routines with late nights at school and eating out too often.
Some things that I am working on now to help myself as I enter a new year of this lifestyle change:
Getting more sleep (at least 7 hours if not more every night!)
Getting back on track with tracking daily
Make a fitness plan and stick with it- it does make me feel better afterwards so not letting myself talk my way out of it!
Allowing myself more me time and not just giving it all to work.
Cooking or preparing a ton more meals at home!
Well, so many things can happen for 2014. I look forward to revising my SMART goals, resolutions, and plans for a new year! I am going to enjoy the last 6 days of 2013 by spending it with family and relaxing- but still keeping up on my current goals!