2014… what?

Ok, last year was exactly the same as every other year. My intentions with naming this blog obviously failed. In every way. I am a yoyo blogger and definitely a yoyo dieter. Perhaps this is just something I can’t ever change. But all I can do is keep trying.. yoyo is still better than being 100% off the wagon I suppose.

I am ashamed to say this year was my 2nd highest re-starting point ever. That is really pathetic. I somehow really let myself stop caring in 2013. Now I have to face the consequences.

So here I am, back again, another January restart. Yesterday was a new day #1. I don’t have any competitions going this time, because I am really tired of those. I am competitive enough with my own goals (when I want to be), and I’ve never yet had a problem making good progress in January-spring. It’s August-December that are my undoing. In order to fix that I think I would have to make it a goal to stop watching football or going/having parties. Not happening.

I am easing in a little this time instead of going crazy full steam ahead. I actually didn’t manage to work out at all yesterday, which is probably the first time that has happened on a day #1. I really just didn’t have time, plus I like working out outside and we are having a taste of what the rest of the country gets right now. 33, really? Grr, I am always extra cold when dieting, so that does not make me happy.  But anyway, enough with the excuses.

I am back to major portion watching and focusing on lots of veggies and protein. Not low carb though, just less carbs, particularly less sugar – but I don’t care to cut that out completely. Been there, done that, it works for me physically, but it SUCKS. So, no thanks.

No competition, but I do have something to look forward to that will keep me going. In 8 weeks, I am going on a vacation I have been dreaming of my whole life, so getting off as much as possible before then (healthily, of course), is definitely the goal.

Fitness goals

  1. Getting back to jogging a full mile with no breaks. I can’t even believe how quickly my running ability declines when I have slacked to just walking. Need to get that back.
  2. Yoga. I really want to get back into that. I love how relaxed it makes me, and how much it improves my balance/flexibility. Definitely need to make this a goal, at least once a week, hopefully more.
  3. 30 Day Shred. I always say this, but it really is amazing. I will probably start easing into strength training on my own a couple weeks and start 30DS in 2 weeks.
  4. Doing SOMETHING at least 30 minutes a day, even if that only means strolling through a park on the weekends.

Here’s to healthy living. If my past history continues, at least you know you can continue to hear from me regularly for at least a couple of months. ;-)

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