Do you hear that? It’s the sound of my house falling into the calm rhythm that follows a few months of holiday craziness. It’s what I love about this time of year. The celebrating is over and I can sit and relax and ponder what things I’d like to work on in the less busy wintry months to come.
I’ve never been one to write New Year’s resolutions, but I do sit and think about projects I’ve put off. I think about ways to productively spend the next few months before the itch to start spring cleaning hits.
With regards to my weight I mentioned last year that I consider my years in this weight loss journey to begin and end in May. So, that is really the month I sit and review where I’m at and where I want to go.
However, as a new year begins I have to admit I do think about where I’d like to be in my health by this time next year. So, in the spirit of life goals and resolutions I have the following plans for 2012:
- I will continue striving for better, in all aspects of my life – especially getting cards/gifts in the mail on time…I’ve gotten really bad about that lately.
- I will stay focused on reaching a healthy weight without allowing myself to feel like a failure if I have a setback. It is time to finish the losing leg of this journey.
- I will run in a 5K race this year. I decided it’s time to run another race. My plan is to lose more weight and in turn better my race time since I’ll be carrying less weight. I’m thinking next fall will be a nice time to race. My time to beat is: 43:44
It’s not anything new and exciting, but when I kept thinking about any goals I might set for myself this year all I could think was I’ll just keep doing what I know to do. No new diet, no tricks. Just the simple act of doing.
And I know doing it, instead of talking about doing it, is what will help me continue on in my new ending. 🙂
p.s. Can I also throw out there that I need to work on not being afraid to be the new Leah? Someday I’ll write about that, but it’s a struggle I face on and off…being okay with letting the old habits go and allowing myself to be a woman I only dreamed of being before..in more ways than my weight too. Another topic for another time…
I know you will accomplish each one of your goals! Best of luck to you in 2012
Wow, good for you, for being able to have the vision to see this year and start making long-range plans. As far as being afraid of the “new Leah,” that is so profound! I think I can relate. Is it like this new woman is a responsibility that you are a bit afraid of? I think success is a stress of its own, that we don't anticipate when we are not succeeding. Wow, food for thought! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!