It is New Year's Eve and yesterday I took some time to look over my first post of 2012 to see if I'm anywhere near where I wanted to be with regards to my health.
While my weigh-in was less-than-stellar, I looked over my 2012 goals and realized this year wasn't all that bad.
Here is a bit of the post and goals I set and how I did.
So, in the spirit of life goals and resolutions I have the following plans for 2012:
- I will continue striving for better, in all aspects of my life - especially getting cards/gifts in the mail on time...I've gotten really bad about that lately. I did make progress in this area. Not all packages got out on time, but the majority of them did. I'm becoming more conscious of this and continue striving for better.
- I will stay focused on reaching a healthy weight without allowing myself to feel like a failure if I have a setback. It is time to finish the losing leg of this journey. Officially I am 12.5 pounds lighter than the last weigh-in before the New Year last year. I knew I could have been to goal by now, and I won't lie..I kind of wish I was. However, I've learned something about me and my weight over the past 4-5 months (pretty much since hitting 170) and I think if I can embrace what I've observed, learn from it and put the learning into practice..I can truly finish the weight loss. Oh, and I have done much better about not beating myself up for setbacks. I lost weight this year. That is victory!
- I will run in a 5K race this year. I decided it's time to run another race. My plan is to lose more weight and in turn better my race time since I'll be carrying less weight. I'm thinking next fall will be a nice time to race. My time to beat is: 43:44 Well, I did not run a 5K race this year...I ran TWO 10K races instead. :) And over the course of the year I've had many 5K runs with times down around 35 minutes. I think this is my greatest accomplishment this year. I not only beat the 43:44 for the 5K time, but I was challenged to run double the distance and I did it. Go me!
*whew* This year was not as bad as this past week. The good out-measured the bad and I've come out on top.
And that is what life is about...as one of my favorite quotes states:
Success consists of getting up once oftener than you fall down.
Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve and I'll be back tomorrow with some new goals for the new year.
Oh, and as always..thanks for checking in on me. I always appreciate the support of my friends and family through this journey. :)