Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Here we go again

I'm a little late in posting my annual New Year's goals/resolutions post. But better late than never, right.

I was a little disappointed in my year last year. Turning 40 was a huge milestone for me and I didn't get to where I wanted to be (mentally & physically) by my deadline. However, I am not going to let that stop me. Here are my goals for the coming year:

Get back on track with exercising regularly
Begin running again
Run a 5K
Focus on healthy eating as a family
Have more one-on-one dates with my girls
Schedule regular date nights with my husband
Socialize more with friends
Keep the house tidy longer
Pay down debt

I've really decided that this is the year of me. In order for me to feel good about myself, I need to get physically and mentally in better shape. I need more quality time with the people I love (including myself!).

As a mom, it is so easy to lose yourself in your children and their activities. Between working full time and parenting 3 kids, I rarely have time for me. What that results in is meals on the go, little time for exercise, and the pounds start creeping up. That also results in mom being cranky and snippy and quick to lose her temper. I hate yelling at my kids and I absolutely need to fix that.

I want to rejoin Weight Watchers, and will hopefully get to do that this weekend. Of course, finding the time to make it to a meeting is a struggle. My husband is on board with all of this, so that definitely helps.

I am also back on the wagon with the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans! The initial weigh-in was on Jan 1, but I waited until after my New Year's meal of pork and sauerkraut!

My weigh-in on Monday was depressing, I have put on so much weight that I am now at my heaviest in a while. However, with my new goals, I am determined to fix this now! I've been really good about tracking my calories and have worked out everyday this week, so far.

Here's the numbers so far:
Starting weight 1*3.8
This week 1*1.4
Weekly loss -2.4

Total Loss -2.4

Here's to 2012, the year of ME!


Brooke said...

congrats - that's an incredible loss!! as for your 5K goal (my personal favorite) pick a race then register! that way you'll be sure to work in your training runs leading up to it :)

Adah said...

You can do day at a time. And I agree with Brooke you should sign up a for 5k and it will keep you on track with your training. It worked for me last year.

Trish said...

My blog should be now Loads of Blue, I have 3 boys and 1 girl. But my girl is 20 and has left the nest. :) What a wonderful loss you had this week! Super proud of you!

Christy Mensi said...

You sure started off with a bang! That loss is awesome :) Glad to see you back at the Sisterhood.

Signing up for a race will definitely keep you motivated. For me, it's the only way I actually run with any regularity.

Good luck :)