I can’t begin to say how nervous I was to step on the scale today. I know I say that a lot, but today I was extra afraid. The holidays were not nice to me. I kept my goal of no excuses way at the back of my head when presented with all the yummy foods, drinks and desserts over the past week or so. And weight gain or not, I had no regrets, it was all DE-LIC-IOUS. Over the last few days though I’ve been extremely diligent with what I’ve been eating, and also really focusing on my water intake. Well, it all paid off. This year paid off. I am so excited to officially say on my big ONE YEAR POST I’ve lost 6olbs.
SIXTY FREAKING POUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!
So this. This picture is my before and after picture that I’m FINALLY posting. This shows what one year can do. The first picture was taken New Years Eve, so exactly one year today. The second, Christmas day. Holy Crap.
It’s funny because when most of my friends see the first picture, they don’t remember me looking like that. I’ve a hard time remembering me looking like that. But I did. And I have more than this picture to prove it. When I first started my weight loss journey I took some pictures in just my workout pants and a sports bra. Frightening. I also made it a goal to someday post those pictures. A few months back I posted some of those goals. 60lbs meant I could finally eat Poutine (guess what I’m having for dinner tonight?!?!). 70lbs meant I would finally reveal my weight, and show those pictures. I am 10lbs away from that.
So now I guess it’s time for those New Years resolutions. Something I swore I would never do years ago. But for how well they went last year, how can I say no to them this year? So here goes:
1. Loose another40lbs – Loosing another 40lbs will bring me to my final goal, 100lbs lost. I’m giving myself the entire year to reach this. With this goal means sticking with my healthier lifestyle, something I never want to fall away from. Ever.
2. Learn to run 5k – Yes, I’ve already done a 5k race, and I’ve signed up for another 2 this year. But this goal means I want to RUN 5k. Not half run half walk – RUN. That feeling when I was first able to run 5 minutes straight was incredible. 5k will kick that feeling in the ass.
3. Be more organized – Okay, so is it laughable that I think this might be the hardest goal to reach? Let’s face it, I am overloaded and overworked and a little crazy. I really need to focus on finding a balance between all of my jobs, this blog, and my family life (does balance even exist?). Along with that I need to make sure I am being good to ME. One big thing I would like to stay organized, for the sanity of all involved, is my ‘office’, because good god right now it looks like a bomb of plaster and paper went off.
I think that’s a good place to start. Mainly I want to continue on the path to making life awesome. I’m so excited for 2013. I’ve got some really exciting things planned. For now though, I’m going to get some cuddles in with my sick children and wait patiently for my celebratory poutine dinner.
See you all in 2013!!!! xo