Wednesday, December 29, 2010

12/29/10 Looking forward

I have today off work -- it's so nice to not have anything to do. Oh wait, I did have a whole list of chores, but I got most of them done this morning. I don't really have a lot to say right now other than hurray for not gaining weight this past week. I'm holding steady at 219.6. That damn 60lb loss milestone is ever right around the corner, but I'm just not getting there. I'm also not trying that hard, to be honest. I've totally fallen off the wagon with the gym and tracking. And, once again, I just don't seem to have much restriction. It's better than it was before, but still not where I'd like to be.

I noticed the posts lately about a word for the new year. I've decided on a phrase instead:

Less thinking, more doing.

I am a planner; I like to organize. I let myself get bogged down in the details instead of just getting up and getting shit done. So that is my focus for the year. Just do it.

My number one area that needs improvement is exercise. I have to stop looking at it as an all or nothing entity. My approach must change. I need consistency and action. I spent a little Christmas money on a yoga/pilates DVD and a kettlebell with a Bob Harper DVD. The yoga one has five ten-minute segments, so I would like to fit one of those in every morning. The kettlebell one is 30 minutes long, so I would like to do that one a few times a week after work if I don't make it to the gym.

Another thing I am thinking of doing is going through a workbook I bought a few years ago. It's something about being successful after weight loss surgery. Maybe it would be a good time to do some mental workouts too.

That's all I've got for now. Gotta make some din din.


Jenny said...

I like your idea of not being all or nothing. I have that problem too. I'm trying to come up with a plan that I can really live with-I know that 5 minutes may not be effective but to me its building a routine that matters the most and if 5min a day is what I can commit to right now than thats better than no minutes at all!! <3 ya!

-Grace- said...

I think your phrase is great! I struggle with the all or nothing mindset, too.

Justawallflower said...

I also love the phrase. I am more of a thinking than a doer as well, so I want to adopt it as well, if you don't mind. I won't claim it, but I will try to make it happen this year. Best of luck to you!

Jess said...

Sounds like a good idea for the new year. I need to do the same thing and jump back on the train!

Rachel said...

Sounds like a plan! I like your phrase...I want to do the same but internalize the phrase rather than get paralyzed in analysis...look forward to seeing your progress in the new year!!!

Band-Babe said...

Would you share some of the workbook ideas?

I'm thinking about a phrase and not just a word, too.

Here's to sixty down- right around the corner!

Happy New Year!