Happy New Year to all of you! I hope you all had a very happy holiday season with your loved ones and are excited to make 2013 the best year yet!
I wish I could tell you that I was on point since my last post. That I followed through with my “starting Ripped in 30 tomorrow, no excuses!” and Whole30-ish eating again. I wish I could tell you that I lost or, at the very least, maintained my weight.
I wish I could tell you all of those things…and I guess I could. But I’d be lying.
The honest truth is that I just kind of threw my hands up into the air and didn’t try to do much of anything since the middle of December. I did do day one of Ripped in 30 like I said I would, but failed to continue. I allowed hormones to consume me with sadness and ate a lot of my feelings. I gave myself permission to splurge on soda at Christmas and broke my 85 day soda-free streak. It should be no surprise that I had my biggest gain yet.
Here’s the damage:
Starting Weight: 251
Previous Weight: 212
Current Weight: 218.4
Total Lost: 32.6
I know that part of the problem with December was that I didn’t have a plan or any goals. I also know that I do well when I have a plan in place and something to focus on (examples: half marathon training, 30 Day Shred, Whole30). So instead of lofty New Year’s Resolutions, I’m going to keep my goals small and attainable and update/add to the list each month.
Complete another Whole30 cycle. I originally planned to start on January 7, but to immediately combat the “I’ll start Monday” thinking, I decided to start today. This will obviously run into February.
Ripped in 30. My goal is 3x a week until I’ve reached 30 days….again, this will go into February.
Hot Yoga 2x/week. I prefer 3x/week but it sometimes depends on my husband’s schedule.
Complete half marathon training plan & register for the Marine Corps Historic Half (May 19).
Sign up for at least a 5k race in February (I’m eyeing the Sweethearts 4ever 4 miler).
Because of the Whole30, you won’t see another weigh-in from me until February 3rd. (I know, I know…please don’t cry). In the meantime, I’ll be checking in on the above goals, how Whole30 is going the second time around, and some other personal stuff that I’ve been struggling with lately.
Thanks for sticking with me in 2012; I hope we can continue to get to know each other through 2013 and beyond.