"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Friday, January 1, 2010

My 2010

I've never been one for New Year's resolutions, not serious ones anyway. However, I decided to take this opportunity of a new year beginning to make public some resolutions I've been working on in my weight loss journey. I'm ready to leave the excuses behind and push forward to reach the new, healthier me.

First, we'll start with my new 2nd mantra. I will always keep "my new ending" as a mantra, because that won't end until I die. The phrase below is the phrase I will put on my cell phone to remind myself of what I'm working on. You may find me panting it to myself in the gym sometimes if you're in the area... LOL

To the end in 2010.

Because...my goals for 2010 are:
  1. Reach my goal weight of 140, or very close to it if I find my comfortable weight is a little above that - no more than 150. (Or maybe less... I can dream, right? hee. hee. )
  2. Run a 5K (3.1 miles) by the end of the year.
Do you know I've been waiting almost all month to post that?!?! I'm so excited now to tell you about my aspirations to run!! :o)

Starting Monday I will get back into the gym and begin workouts to make me stronger and to gain more endurance. I am also going to start the Couch to 5K program. I have a life to live, but I will make the time to fit in exercise daily to reach these goals.

I've been thinking on these goals for a few weeks now and I'm really ready to get serious about my weight loss and get the running thing going. Wish me luck and strength to persevere. :)


  1. I think those are great goals! I do wish you luck and have confidence that you can achieve all your life goals!

    Glad to have met you through blogland!

  2. I am not going to start training for a 5k until the weather warms up, but I am going to run 5k consecutively this year too. Great goals Leah for a great year.

  3. I just found your blog and am enjoying it so much. The Couch to 5K program is fantastic. When you've mastered that (I can bet it won't take you long), another great walking-to-running plan (this one leading to a 10K in 13 weeks) is in the book Beginning Runner's Handbook by Ian MacNeil. Best wishes!