Ok, here we are, three weeks into the new year. This is the time when most resolutions have gone by the wayside. Although, judging by the number of people at my gym on Saturday morning and the full capacity in my Zumba class, it looks like a pretty good number are sticking to their commitment to exercise.
I thought it was a good time to check in and be honest about where I am with my 2011 resolutions. I have completely failed on one, am doing pretty well on a couple of others and haven’t even really began on some.
So, let’s start with the bad news. I haven’t been running twice a week like I planned. I know I shouldn’t have excuses, but here’s mine anyway ;). It’s too cold outside!! Nashville has had record snows and extremely cold temperatures for January and who wants to go outside and run in 20 degree temperatures. What’s that you say? Why don’t I use the treadmill? Well, I absolutely do not like to run on treadmills. It’s boring and I get too distracted. I end up playing the the buttons or zoning out and watching tv or other people in the gym and then I end up walking way more than I run. So far, that resolution is a bust but not forgotten. I am still hoping to get back to it soon (it just may be a Feb 1 or March 1 resolution).
Now, on to better news. I have been pretty good about keeping up with my blogging. If I’m not blogging here, I’m blogging on Spark People so that’s been positive. I’ve also been good about eating more healthy and sticking to my 80/20 plan (If I’m good 80% of the time, it’s ok to be bad 20% of the time–after all, no one is perfect). And I’ve lost seven pounds since the beginning of the year (maybe a little more, tomorrow is my week 3 weigh in).
I have been on spark people every day this year tracking food, checking in with my teams, and emailing my team members. It has been good for me to be accountable not only to myself but to a couple other people. Even if I haven’t met them in person, they are my cheerleaders through this journey. I have also been earning swagbucks every day on that website. If you have friended me on facebook, I’m sure you’ve seen I’ve been racking up the swagbucks :).
And finally, the year is young so I have not yet planned my trip. I do, however, have over a week of vacation time already saved up so that won’t be a problem when I decide when & where I’m going. The frittata has also not yet been made. Although, I have tried a couple of new recipes. Last weekend I made some beef stew that was a hit at my house and last night Sarah and I made Bison Stir Fry that we ate over rice which was very flavorful.
I guess so far with keeping to the resolutions I give myself a solid B. How about you? Have you given up or are you still sticking to it?