yes, it’s me…poking my lil’ nose back into my blog after a much-too-long absence to wish you all a happy new year! and to circle-back (as promised) on my 12-week goals that i set back in october. i don’t know about all of you, but i set these super-aggressive, sometimes unnattainable goals, and then wonder why i don’t reach them. and i’m even the one that preaches setting achievable goals! yes, my goals were totally do-able that i set just 12-weeks ago, but given that i actually like to enjoy time with my family and NOT hit the gym 2 hours a day for the latter part of december, my superwoman goals might have been a bit over-the-top. let’s revisit what my goals were:
here’s a look back at what was driving me for the past 12 weeks:
MOTIVATION: gain self-confidence through building my strength back for ME…based on how i feel, not how i look. reward: shopping spree at lulemon right before my 31st birthday!
[check, check, and check! looks like i know where i'm going this weekend...LULU here i come!]
now that said, i must admit that i didn’t finish out 2010 as stellar as i might have hoped. i go home for 10 days to see my family in colorado and while i work out pretty much every day while i’m home, my “workouts” are a far stretch from my butt-kicking workouts here at home. it’s the one time of year wheni get to be with my family for that long of period of time, so i choose to go for hour-long walks with dad, sneak over to 24 hour before everyone wakes up, or consider shopping at the mall with mom for 6 hours my cardio for the day! i look at this way: i seriously work out at least 6 days a week for 50 weeks out of the year, so i’m not too hard on myself for taking it easy and letting my body rest. it’s probably good for me physically, but rather difficult mentally – which is why i still get my workouts in (to some degree). that, combined with being in (far) less control of what food is served means that i have to be super mindful of what goes in my chompers. bless her heart, my mother actually thinks her cherry cobbler is a nutritious breakfast, with a glass of milk of course! the best part about taking a little (much-needed) time off from the daily grind of the gym is that i actually miss it and i’m geared up to hit it hard today and kick off 2011. i’d love to hear how you fared over the holidays…share your stories with me! and then share your goals as we head into the first 12 weeks of 2011. i busted out my new fitbook BLACK to sport at the gym. remember: it’s not a 12 week diet/workout plan/program….it’s an ongoing lifestyle. no resolutions, people. make life changes that you can keep for the long haul. have reasons why you “can’t”? stay tuned for my excuse-buster series this week!
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