Monday, January 4, 2010

Post Holiday Weigh-In & New Years Resolutions

Today is Monday so I woke up knowing I should get on the scale.  When I was being super strict/good with boot camp, I weighed in EVERY Monday morning.  However- the last few weeks have been so crazy with holidays etc I've managed to excuse myself from weighing in the past 2 weeks. I hadn't been on a scale since December 14th. So I woke up this morning dreading the scale & mentally preparing myself for a 3-4 or even 5 pound gain. After Chris left for work I began my weigh-in ritual. Shower, completely blowdry hair, use bathroom, no eating or drinking and finally the removal of ALL clothing (including earrings). I stepped nervously onto the scale- forcing myself to look down at the digital numbers. And amazingly- I managed to lose 2 pounds since my last weigh in! I actually was so excited I called Chris at work and texted Julia the "big news" :)
People have such mixed opinions on scales- how often to weigh in, if you should weigh yourself at all, etc. but in my personal opinion- it's a really helpful tool for accountability. Even if you have a depressing weigh in (believe me, I've had my share) it's still good to face reality & then figure out a plan from there. Regular weigh-ins help prevent negative suprises at your yearly doctor's visit.
Speaking of weight & progress- did everyone set a resolution? Today- as promised, I'm sharing my 5 resolutions for the New Year.  There's a few and they're not all health related so... bear with me.
1. I will run a 10k race. (6.4 miles) 
2. I will keep a food journal and write in it at least 6 days a week. (No more blank weekends!)
3. I will get to my goal weight. (As of this morning- 12.2 pounds to go)
4. I will take horseback riding lessons.
5. I will visit the Grand Canyon.
Thoughts? I really tried to keep all of my goals reasonable & achievable. Some I've already started on. Chris & I are signed up for a 10k run on March 13th & Amy and I are also doing the 10k mud run at Camp Pendleton in June.  10 week training plan starts this week.
I ordered a new food journal last night (I use the one from Bootcamp- check it out Here). Goal weight- obviously still a challenge, but 12 pounds at a healthy pace should be EASY if I have a year to do it!
Horseback riding lessons are something I've wanted to do for a long time- I had a horse growing up and LOVED riding more than anything. This is me doing something for myself and I'm excited about it. The Grand Canyon is a fun one- neither Chris & I have been there and have been talking about going- doing either an RV trip or hike to the bottom. By putting it on my resolution list it gives me motivation to make it happen! I feel like I have a good mix of healthy & fun resolutions that I can be proud of accomplishing in 2010.
“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better (wo)man” -Benjamin Franklin
Sounds like a good plan to me...

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with the resolutions! I like the way you are very specific!