Goals for 2011:
1) Continue on healthier living:
*Eating recommended fruits/veggies
*Exercise 6 days a week
*Try new activity--still trying to decide what though
2) Develop more patience. Not sure how to measure this one, yet it is much needed. I really need to stop yelling and remember that my boys are only 5 and 2. This is tough because I have HIGH expectations of them, so I need to learn to relax that a bit. Any tips for me? I really need help here, so bring em on!!
3) Run the Ukrops 10K in 62 min
4) Run the Cville Womens' 4 Miler in 36 min
5) Change my spending habits
*Eat out no more than 2 times a week (I have been absolutely horrible with this and was
looking at finances today. BAD BAD BAD Mommy......) This is a necessary change!
*Stick to budget for gift giving
* Put money aside for Sept. beach trip
I don't think any of these are out of my reach. I will struggle at times, but see how I have refrained from saying "Stop....." because as much as I would like to stop certain things, I can't so I am just vowing to change. Definitely doable!
Now, onto my update on my healthier living...It started in October so I am 3 months into this and am doing really well for the most part. The holidays brought on a bit of challenge, but compared to years past, I did soooo much better. I won't say I kept to my 1 treat a day, but I held back considerably--having 2 cookies instead of...well, lots more (too embarrassed to even say what it used to be). I still have only had 1 beer and no more than 1 soda a day a few times a week. I have only had 1 glass of sweet tea and I am not snacking after dinner. Exercise wise, I am doing really well. I had 2 fantabulous weeks at a gym (a friend gave me a pass) and took tons of classes that really helped. Unfortunately, it made me realize how much I miss being a member of a gym, but alas, being a SAHM--that's one luxury that went bye bye. The most important thing though is that I have found a new tool. I was really wondering how much I have been eating--wanting to see just how horrible I eat. I was directed to My Fitness Pal and this has been a godsend for me. I can track exercise and food intake and really analyze what I have been doing. This is a necessity for me so I am extremely glad that I have found it. It really makes me 2nd guess what I am choosing since I keep a food diary now. Hopefully this will make goal number 1 much easier. Oh and did I mention it's totally free?!?!?! Oh yeah, did I also mention that weight wise, I am weighing less than I have in 7 years and I fit into a dress that is a smaller size ;) Talk about incentive to keep it up!