Friday, January 7, 2011

Hey Everybody!!!!! Happy New Year and all that jazz :D

I feel like I've been away forever!

The holidays with my family were great.  We had an awesome time, lots of laughs, lots of good food, lots of junk food, but somehow I still managed to go for a 5km walk almost everyday I was there.  I think that the walking was the magic ingredient because I managed to loose over 3.5 pounds while I was away.... I weighed 243 on December 16th and  and when I came back on December 30th I weighed 239.4.  Unfortunately, the time between December 30th and today was filled with pretty much the same kind of eating, but no walking... up went the weight again to 243.6 by Jan 4th, but it's not like I don't know why :P  In the end by the time this morning rolled around I had gone back down to 241.6.  It's not where I want to be, but it's better than 243.6

I'm not the type of person that likes to make resolutions... in fact I always resolve to not make any... and I accomplish that every year hehehe  What I do like about starting a new year is the feeling of renewal, second chances and a sort of renewed vigor when it comes to fitness and nutrition.

So I may not make resolutions, but I do make lots of plans.  I was originally hoping to run the 10km in May, but I haven't trained well enough or lost any weight, so I'm going to switch that to the 5km race in May, AND I am aiming to beat my personal best time of 44 minutes and 44 seconds.  I feel that goal is very achievable.

I also plan to take advantage of my gym membership and go to some Zumba classes or Cardio kick boxing with Alex.

I also plan to rearrange my workout areas (yes, i have more than one area LOL) to make my life a bit easier in the deep dark cold Canadian mornings.  I want to try and do the 30 day Shred challenge with my Jillian Michaels DVD.  I've done it twice, and was able to complete the workouts, which is sad.  So I started thinking about what is stopping me from working out early in the morning... other than it being crazy early.  I believe it's the fact that I was set up in the living room near my treadmill.  I dislike the DVD setup that requires me to mess around with a switch box to go between TV, Cable Box and DVD.  Dunno about you, but that early in the morning I'm not coordinated enough to be able to figure that out easily.  So, in my craft room/spare room/junk room upstairs I have a tiny TV with a DVD player.  It's closer to our bedroom, there will be more floor space once I do some re-arranging and the media setup is dead easy.

I'm hoping that along with the 30 days of Shred and the regular running 3 or 4 times a week that I will feel like I'm accomplishing some great new habits.

And the biggest plan of all is to go and join Weight Watchers, go to the weekly meetings and learn as much as possible about better eating habits.  Doing weight watchers on my own has helped me change my eating habits a lot, but I think need to re-learn everything because of the new plan, and I'd rather do it through my local meetings.  I don't regret doing the points program on my own because my body has definitely changed along with inches lost and a better eating plan, but I want to start out fresh and re-focus..

Keep yer fingers crossed for me!!!


  1. Good luck and you will love the new Weight Watchers plan I do. I will check back to see how you are doing with it.

  2. One idea is to aim for the Carp 5K ... it's the beginning of May, and is less crowded than Ottawa Race Weekend. I think it's called Diefenbunker something...
    Good luck! :)