I can't believe I missed my 2 year anniversary with Mamavation! It was last week, and my Ladybug (4.5 years old) was still on break from preschool. I don't get much down time when she's home. Even now that she's back to school (mornings), my days are full to over-flowing. Studying for my certification as a personal trainer, church activities, family activities. Also I'm still trying to figure out blogging from my android tablet, and find a twitter app that I like. That makes for times when I seem a bit AWOL. It's not intentional. Mamavation gals, I miss connecting with y'all!
Here's a quick recap of what's been going on with my healthy living journey.
Fitness: I've stayed on track with my workouts during the last few weeks. I really do enjoy exercise! (I certainly couldn't say THAT two years ago!) I ran a Prediction 5k on New Year's Day. I got new dumbbells for Christmas. Oh boy, those are fun! My android tablet was also a Christmas present, and I found a fun workout app called Workout Trainer. When I'm at a loss of what workout to do, I look there for direction. All is well in the fitness department.
Nutrition: Now that the holidays are over, it's time to re-group and re-focus. Keeping processed food and added sugar out of my body are a priority, as are proper portions. I know in my head that proper nutrition is a huge part of the weight loss/healthy living equation. Now to work on my follow-through.
Days full of activities make menu planning a necessity. I found a fun magnet menu planning list that I keep on the fridge. That keeps my plan right in front of my eyes. And the bottom portion tears off as my grocery list. Hello, organization! I need all the help I can get!
The Scale: I sort of took time away from the scale during the holidays. I wanted to enjoy and not feel overly guilty. As I said, now is the time to re-focus. I weighed in last week (up 5 lbs since Thanksgiving, not great, but not bad), and re-measured myself. So that is the new starting pointing. I still celebrate that I've lost 35 lbs and numerous inches in the last two years.
I've written down my goals for 2012 to help keep me focused. My goals are not only about losing weight, but about being a healthy person, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. If you don't have any goals written down, I highly recommend that you do that TODAY!
Welcome to all the new members of the Mamavation Sistahood. Feel free to let me know that you are new and what your Twitter ID is so we can chat on Twitter.
Here's to a healthy 2012 for all of us!