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End of 2013/Start to 2014

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Well things got really interesting right before Christmas.....my dad went off the deep end (literally), my mom was considering getting him committed, my family had no heat, my grandmother caused problems, there was a squirrel in the house, I didn't have power over my own eating...need I go on?

Things are really crazy at my parents' house and I spent too long there for my own good. I didn't really have a choice, or at least not one I could live with. I put on a LOT of weight over Christmas, and then had a really rough New Years at home. My friends kept showing up, I kept cooking, they didn't eat, it was not fun. I was actually going to write about it all in detail...but I just don't want to....I don't want to rehash it, I just want to move forward. Which is actually a big deal for me.

The one thing I do need to vent about was the fact that I was cleaning out my childhood bedroom....and that involved finding clothes I wore in high school.....I didn't really realize just how small I used to be. It was really depressing and I'm still dealing with the aftermath of all of that.

However....I pushed through, set goals for 2014, and generally managed. Things are better now. So.... onto the positive.

Goals for 2014:

1. Beat my 5K time
2. Beat my high school mile time
3. Run any race longer than a 5K.
4. Reach a weight I am happy at (yeah, I realize this is non-specific, but my target weight it a guess, I don't really know what will look right on my frame).
5. Actually save money.

I have plans for all of these.

I also realized that I can't change everything at once, especially not working 4 jobs. I need to pick one thing at a time to focus on. Or possibly 2. For January I decided to focus on daily exercise and eating breakfast every day.

To that end...my mom decided Rockin' Body looked fun (she saw it on commercials). She bought it for me. I got it yesterday and did the first workout yesterday. Yesterday I thought it was fun, but not too difficult. It might be a good way to ease back into exercise. Today my opinion changed. It was harder....and more telling for me....I hurt when I went to work out! My muscles were sore. Which I hadn't expected. I'm working on being consistent with it. Here's to a new start.
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    Sorry to hear you had such rough holidays. You have good goals.

    Wishing you a wonderful 2014. emoticon emoticon
    2757 days ago
    Great goals! You can do It. Just keep to it!!! emoticon
    2758 days ago
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