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Monday, January 02, 2012

That's pretty much it! Hope you're all having a fabulous start to 2012!

I've just completed 5 weeks of Insanity. And am realising that THAT was the easy bit.

This week, the workouts get TOUGH. Longer, for one: averaging an hour instead of 40 minutes or less. And tougher mentally from the looks of it.

Oh, well, it is what it is. There are only two possibilities: do the workouts or don't do them.

Right now, I am in a "DO them" mood, so that's the plan for January: complete the remaining 4 weeks of Insanity, and really FOCUS while I'm working out.

I don't do resolutions, so don't bother wondering.

I do, however, set and achieve goals. And once I set a goal, I usually achieve it.

When I remember it, that is. :)

So my first goal for the year 2012: Make it easy to remember.

Simple things will help.

Reminders as my cell phone background. Little email alerts every day.

Second goal: eat at least one serving of vegetables at every meal. This one is almost a no-brainer, because I love veggies. However, for the past month or so, I've been focused on finishing up the huge batch-cooked meals I'd made early in December, and didn't always remember to at least add a side of nuked, frozen veg to the pot roasts and lasagnes. :) So, that goal has to be explicitly described and "remindered" (I know, not a word) if I am to get back in the habit.

Third goal: work out HARD for at least 30 minutes, at least 5 days a week. This one is a doozy. I *love* to work out hard. However, when I'm working out to a DVD, I tend to take it easier than I do when I am hitting the weights at the gym. I think the bottom line is that I prefer weights over cardio, so that's what I will focus on once the Insanity workouts are over. For January, I will simply focus on really working hard during the Insanity workouts.

Fourth goal: PAINT the condo by January 31st. This is one that I've not written down before, so it hasn't happened. I've had plenty of weekends and evenings when I could have done "just one room". Heck, even "just one wall". So that will be my focus for the next 4 weeks. It's a small condo, so really not a lot of walls - it's just the inertia of getting started. Again, reminders will help.

And that is pretty much it. Nothing outrageous. Nothing super-impossible. Not even anything that's a stretch. Why? Because I don't do well with "Gottas". I do much better with "wannas". I wanna be healthy (hence the workout and eating healthy goals). I wanna be happy, hence the reminders and the painting. I wanna have a low-stress lifestyle, so again, both the health goals and the painting goals will get me there (I hate white walls!).

That's it for me. What are YOU going to be celebrating come December 2012?

Here's hoping your year is full of joy and love and laughter, too!
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    Happy New Year.... Hope do in fact achieve all your goals.... I agree you CAN do them, as long as you remember to do them. I am the same way - need to be mindful of every moment.

    You and I started this journey about the same time, at about the same weight.... And we've both been down and then back up ( at nearly the same time ). This will be the year we finally both do it - not just get to a healthy weight, but master the art, skill and science of staying healthy!

    Here's to 2012!
    3383 days ago
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    There's so much that can change in one year - I'm excited to see what's in store this year :)
    My fitness goals for the year are to make it through my 50K in one piece on Sunday lol - and finish my first 1/2 rev triathlon in the middle of my age group pack!
    You will totally kick butt on these goals! What colors are you going to paint with??
    3392 days ago
    You can do it!! emoticon emoticon
    3396 days ago
    Sounds like a great year ahead! go for it!
    All the best for 2012! emoticon
    3396 days ago
    Happy New Year to you too! Hope we can keep our goals for the year!
    3396 days ago
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