New Year’s “Goals” Reboot!

Well I can’t believe it, but another year is almost over! Just today and tomorrow left! I say, “Welcome 2011!” I’m hoping and praying that it is a better year for health and work. Along with the upcoming new year, I have some updates because I decided to start my resolutions early this year.

1. Losing weight. I’m happy to say that I’m only about 18 pounds from my goal this year. Apparently being completely stressed out helps with weight loss. I’m just kidding, but I started this week weighing in at 159 pounds. I’m happy to say that I’m now 157.6. So only about 18 pounds until my goal weight of 140. I’ve started a new diet using the Lose It! diet app and it is AWESOME. I love it. So 4 days down and I’m feeling good. On another note – I’ve been on the spin bike Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday…with plans to ride this afternoon. I’m feeling really motivated and good right now. 🙂 Way more motivated than I was last year at this time.

2. Soda consumption. I haven’t had any soda since Sunday. Not a drop. Only water and coffee. I’m not even craving it. Last night I went to a work party and I was still able to stay away from the sugary nectar. Again, very good progress pre-New Year’s Day! Yippy!

3. Television…this goal is still up in the air. Contemplating cancelling cable. Stay tuned.

So here’s to another New Year! Resolutions/Goals and all!

Two a Days…

At about 7:00 PM, I was sitting on my couch watching The Office on Netflix. I had just finished unpacking, cleaning up, and eating dinner (not the healthiest dinner in the world, but I had eaten) when I decided i could just as easily watch The Office in my bedroom while riding the spin bike. It’s a good think that The Office episodes are only about 20 minutes long, because that is about all I could muster. It occurred to me that I hadn’t been really active since I hurt my back in August, and before that I hadn’t been very religious about working out. I just have to say that I’m in terrible shape. Luckily, my back didn’t hurt at all while I was exercising, and I was able to do my physical therapy abdominal workout after I was done. A very good sign.

As I was riding, I remembered something my physical therapist said. She told me that I don’t have to get my entire workout in at one time. Since I have the time this week, I’m going to try working out twice – 2 20-minute workouts – during the day. This week it shouldn’t be too hard. I’ll let you know how it goes.

December 13 – Epic Fail

It’s December. How many of my New Year’s Resolutions have I completed? None. So sad. Good thing there is a New Year right around the corner. So New Year’s Goals – take 2! I think this time around I’m going to focus on one goal. That goal will be to work out at least 4 days a week. I fell off of that goal early in 2010, and my back pain as well as Fynn’s fall didn’t really help that goal.

I’ve decided not to wait to start that goal. So I’m declaring on my blog that I’m going to get on my exercise bike tonight.

I shall report back tomorrow. 🙂