Monday, January 3, 2011

Monday Jan 3, A NEW YEAR Same goals

Well almost the same goals, the only difference is my plan of attack. Last year I proudly lost 14 lbs and started moving toward my goal weight of 130 or better. I know I can get back there with dedication and hard work. I was pretty dedicated last year but I know I could have done better. So that is the plan for this year. To do it I am going to work harder than I have yet. I am going to keep pushing myself w/ every challenge I can. So first thing I did was sign up for a 28 day boot camp challenge on Sparkpeople. It sounded like a good challenge and the prize at the end is a chance for a $300 amazon gc, who couldn't use that. lol My gym is also starting some challenges this month so might as well do those too. I would love to get in on a Biggest loser challenge they have going on but I don't have 300 bucks to sign up for that (you do get a polar heart rate monitor and some personal trainer time and nutrition counseling but I just don't have the $$ for it) I will do the other challenge and push myself to a better me.

I am very frustrated w/ myself because I let myself slip this week and I am mad at myself that I did. You see I can push away sweets (well some) I can say no to soda and lots of other stuff but sit some chips or crackers w/ dip or spreads and I just can't stop. I really love that kind of stuff, you know cheese balls and spinach or artichoke dip. I made myself miserable eating that stuff new years eve and new years day. I felt terrible. And I gained 5 lbs from Christmas to now. *hangs head in shame* BUT!!! I know that I can lose those 5 lbs and more. I WILL LOSE Those 5 lbs and MORE!!

I really want to apply for M Mom this month but my future as a stay at home mom may be short lived and w/o knowing what will be happening so I hate to apply. I really want to apply again this year so hopefully the spring campaign will work out better for me, besides I will need a new challenge by then anyway. :)

I hope you all are setting goals to help you continue in forward motion.

Thank you to Game Stop for sponsoring this weeks Blogging carnival. The question of the week is;
What are ways you can work out without having to leave the house?

Ways I workout w/o leaving the house include: Using my Wii to do workouts on EASports Moreworkouts or playing Just Dance with my kids, Doing workout videos like Leslie Sansone Walk at Home, or finding videos on YouTube or Sparkpeople.


Anonymous said...

Oh, I have similar weaknesses to you - I love the savory things, the dips and salt and chips. And I did a fair amount of indulging, too. So be it. Let's move forward, right?

elenka29 said...

Please don't get frustrated. Take small steps - occasional slip ups happen. We have to make sure "occasional" doesn't become "casual"
Good Luck!

~Lori~ said...

Shake off those 5lbs Julie...literally! ;) You know what to do and how to do it! I know you can do this! Keep your head up girl, 2011 is your year!

Shelley said...

small steps are ALWAYS the best ones to take! If you have the EAS Active 2, it has the heart rate monitor too :)

MNMSpecial said...

I totally hear you on the chips/cracker and dips. I have to stay away from my parents kitchen cupboard and table when I visit just to keep myself away from them.

You are right. You can lose those 5lbs and more. You did awesome last year and you are ready to go again. Fingers crossed that you can still be a stay at home mom.

Hope you can do the next campaign, you'll be great!

Rachel said...

I totally hear you on the 5lb weight gain over the holidays!! that happened to me too. Good thing about New Years and fresh starts... we can start over! :P

Here is to a healthy, active and SKINNIER 2011! :)

Stephen and Amanda O'Dair blog said...

Julie I know you will be able to lose those 5lbs in no time! You are right in moving forward! I am so proud of ya!

gretablau said...

You did a great job last year! A lot to be proud of. I also love the salty junk food/fat snacks. I could eat a lot of those things.

A lot of us had some issues with indulging during the holidays. It is to be expected for many of us. This year will rock!!

Good luck!

kia said...

Who set out those dips and spreads... shame on them ;)

I know you as a hard worker. Get to it then. I kind of suspect that you'll be at 130 when you finally apply for campaign mom. Own 2011!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

5 lbs at a time - you can do it, Jules!

Even though you don't have the funds for the challenge at your gym, don't forget all the awesome online resources available. Nutritional analysis, etc. Ask around on Twitter.

Love ya, girl!