Welcome 2011!

Wow, what a year 2010 was. I began the journey to reclaim myself. What do I mean? First off, I lost 40+ pounds. Well, I shouldn’t need to go on. That’s amazing enough! I found a life full of more energy and more fun. I realized I may have OCD tendencies (that sometimes lie dormant) when I began organizing and reorganizing my closets. Then I realized what that was all about. Getting rid of the excess in my life. The fat (hooray) and the junk. You know…all of those material items that you thought were important or cute and that you couldn’t live without. What were we thinking? All they do is create another surface to dust or item to yell at your 1 year old to not touch.

So, for 2011 I have some more goals to not just set, but to achieve!

I took a week month little bit of time off from my healthy eating.  I haven’t been true to my eating or new lifestyle since before Thanksgiving.  While my goal of not gaining or losing any weight over this time was working, it went horribly wrong about Christmas day.  A few days at my mother-in-laws surrounded by EXCELLENT cooking and lots of treats completely overcame my willpower.  New Years Eve I once again got totally derailed (I don’t think I need to explain that one).  I am ready to get this healthy lifestyle back on track.  I am hooking up with The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans for their new challenge The Power of One. First step is to list your healthy living goals for 2011, so here goes:

1. Continue my weight loss with a goal of anouther 30 pounds. This will put me at what I weighed when I got married. Although, somehow after 2 kiddos I don’t think my body will be quite the same. But those two boys are definitely worth every stretch mark and flabby tummy!

2. Exercise. This will be the hardest. I want to set a goal that is reasonable and that I will actually be able to achieve. So, it’s a two parter. Part 1 – exercise 1-2 days per week every week through tax season (my season of total hell). I know, that’s not enough. So, starting May 1st part 2 will be exercising 3-4 times per week. Yes, I gave myself a little time after tax season to get that one going!

3. Continue to declutter my life. Yes, the junk in my house makes my house less healthy! This will include organizing my work life, home life, and is my computer life another one? Ha, maybe so!

Ok. That’s it. 3 little goals…Ok, well they will be huge if I can stick to them. Let’s do this! First things first, I’m off to throw away the rest of the holiday treats that are in my kitchen.

PS – starting weight is 194. Yes, that 0 weight gain over the holidays didn’t quite work…but I learned a valuable lesson. 🙂

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