We are a just a few hours into the new year now and I am feeling positive about many of the changes that started to take shape in 2009. This new decade brings a continuation of the good habits that I have worked so hard to form and I am feeling confident that I will reach all of my health goals in 2010.
I ended the year starting a new project. I purchased the ever-popular 30 Day Shred a couple of days ago and purposefully decided to try it out prior to the proverbial ball dropping. I wanted to make sure that I did not feel like I was making false promises to myself that solely hinged on being perfect from January 1st onwards. Any changes that I am implementing are important in and of themselves; they don’t need a significant starting date as they are simply a continuation of what I have already begun to build. Hmmm… apparently I am waxing philosophical – I blame the glass of wine I had at midnight. Anyhow, that’s why I started the program today rather than waiting until tomorrow. I’m not sure if I will attempt to do thirty days of the video in a row at this point or not, but I am glad that I have a new tool and something different that will bring variety to my workouts.
I managed to complete twenty-six and a quarter hours of exercise in the month of December. Yes, I fell short of my goal of thirty-five hours, but I am still thrilled that I managed to get in as much as I did considering how hectic this past month has been. Overall, I averaged over fifty minutes of purposeful activity per day. I think that is quite an accomplishment! My main reason for starting the exercise tracker was to keep my focus and to not lose sight of the importance of working out as my schedule became increasingly full. I honestly think that this was achieved, so I am counting this one as a win even though I didn’t actually meet my goal.
I hope that this New Year finds you all safe, joyous, and feeling hopeful about the prospective gifts of the next 365 days. May all of your dreams and wishes for the coming months be fulfilled and may you find the strength, courage, motivation, focus, and desire you need to do your part in making them all come true! Happy New Year!!!
FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 8 glasses of water throughout the day
- 1 banana
- 3 cups spinach salad with herb goat cheese, croutons, dried cranberries, orange pepper, and calorie-wise Greek feta and oregano dressing
- 1 Mandarin orange
- 1 wrap on a soft tortilla shell with ham, grated cheese, spinach, dried cranberries, fat free Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 1 pear
- 1 glass of white wine
- 6 walnuts
- 25 minute workout video
- 1 hour and 5 minute walk