Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A New Year, a New Me!

No, I'm not dead. The last you heard (if anybody is still out there to hear) I was throwing a Halloween party and then poof! I was gone. But it wasn't the boogeyman that got me, just the holidays. I tend to get consumed by them, as well as consume a lot! There is crafting galore to do, family to see, and lots of time with my bunch. The desire to work out and blog just wasn't there. I don't ever want to force this. Plus, my knees sidelined me from a race I really wanted to do, and since I was benched from running, all other work outs stopped too. Bad me, I know.

But here we are, 2012, the time when all the world resolves to lose weight, get in shape, and kick bad habits. Count me in. No excuses, just resolve. I am back up to 165 (yikes!, but yet, worth every tasty pound) and my goal is still in the 120 range. That means watching what I eat, big time. Luckily, Jesse gifted me a iPhone for Christmas, and wouldn't ya know, they have lots of handy apps for tracking calories and exercise. He is currently trying myfitnesspal, and I am using loseit. We'll see how they work out, but so far (as in I started this morning) so good. Love that I can scan bar codes, how cool! As for the exercise portion, I am going to start the couch to 5k over again, this time following it to the letter. Even if condition wise I feel I can push more, I won't. I have to go super slow and easy with my knees, because I can't be derailed again. I have a half-marathon and Chelan Man (a tri) to prepare for.

So that's it. I'm back, possibly busier than ever, but ready to start. What are your goals this year? I'd love to be inspired!

6 comments:

Tanya Smith said...

I too need to get fit! I have about 60 pounds to lose. What is the "couch to 5k?" My biggest challenge is fitting a workout into my schedule. I have two little kids and a freelance job that demands I work during any "spare" time (including into the wee hours of the morning). What to do?

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

New year is right! I'm posting a cross training challenge tomorrow, hoping somebody else might be interested, hint hint. I need to find some new ways to exercise to stay motivated.

Can't wait to see you guys in Seattle...can't wait!

Stephanie Anne said...

Yay, welcome back!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Julie D. said...

me too!! i can't force the blog over busy move and holidays! cheers to a new year!

Kates @ There She Runs said...

WooHoo! Glad you're back!!! Let me know if you decide to use myfitnesspal since that's what I use and we can be friends! :o)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Welcome back buddy!!