I cannot believe that it is the last day of 2012… This year has completely flown by! The year did not go exactly as planned… For those of you who have been following my blog from the beginning, you may remember that I stated last year that I do not like to set resolutions. Instead, I set some goals for 2012. For those of you who are new (or just may not remember this), please feel free to check out this post for the full details.
I did not reach my final weight goal, as I had really expected to do this year. I am still around 30 pounds away from it. That is a bit disappointing. That is really the only goal I feel like I really let myself down on. This past month has been really hard on me…. Really, just the past two or three weeks. I will weigh and measure tomorrow and I am already expecting to be depressed from it. But I am not going to let it hold me down. I made some bad choices… I know that. I let myself have no self-control… I know that too. But tomorrow is a new day. And I already have a full game plan set!
Starting January 1st, I will be doing a hybrid of my own making of Turbo Fire and ChaLEAN Extreme. Thomas and I will also be starting Couch to 5K for the first time ever on January 2nd. Neither of us are runners by any means, so we are a bit nervous about this one! ;o) But I have full confidence in us! We will just be jogging in our living room for this time around… Sorry, but winter in Indiana is not an ideal time to run outdoors! We have our new running shoes all set to be broken in on Wednesday! (we will be running Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) I am also going to be getting back into doing my daily ab routine.
For food, I am just getting back to basics… Tracking my calories, not eating a bunch of junk, and drinking at least 96 ounces of water a day. I also already have my dinners planned out for the whole month of January! Yesssss!
I have a lot of other goals for the year, but here are a few highlights… I have a whole-home organizing schedule all planned out. I am loosely following this plan, if anyone wants to join me. I love Pinterest! I also am planning on starting to take Zeeva to the toddler story hour at our local library, as soon as I can figure out when it is. Lol… They have not updated their calendar. Grrrr. I think it will be good for her (and me!) to get out of the house more. Speaking of Zeeva, I have two other things I want to do with her more… Cooking and crafty/fun things. So my goal tonight is to figure out some crafty activities that we can do throughout the year. Yep, I am scheduling them all out. My thought is that I will be much more likely to do them if I can see them on a calendar! It worked this past year with my workouts, so I am hoping it works with other things as well!
As I said, I have a LOT of goals for 2013… The biggest one is to FINALLY reach my final weight-loss goal. But they are all things that are important to me for various reasons. Some are big, some are small, but they will all help to make this year awesome! Here is my (current) full list. As you can see, I have left empty spaces because this is an ever-evolving list of goals.
I have also devised a fun way to mark them off when I reach one of my goals. I currently just have them written lightly in pencil. When I complete one of the goals, I am going to “decorate” the square in some artsy-fartsy fun way. It will be a great way for me to keep track and also exercise some creativity. And it will be AWESOME to look back at the page at the end of the year and see all of my progress at a quick glance. :o)
So there you have it! Tomorrow, I will be honest with you and let you know how my tracking day goes. I will also look back over 2012 and tell you all my proudest moments. I want to start off 2013 by remembering how far I have come in 2012, and by putting my mistskes of December behind me. In just under two hours it will be 2013… And I am going to have a GREAT year!
What are your goals for 2013?