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My End of the Year Plan

Friday, December 18, 2015

I learned the hard way that overindulging for even a few days can affect the scales!

I was faithfully eating right for 8 days & lost an amazing 6 pounds!!! Then, I went to an out-of-town funeral & stayed at my in-laws. There were goodies everywhere, & I dug in! How can you avoid bowls of chocolate sitting on various countertops???

Then, I got home & it was the weekend & I decided to give myself a break until Monday. So, after 4 days of overeating, I'm not sure what the scale was at... because I was afraid to look. I got back on track Monday & finally weight Wednesday. I was back up 3 of the 6 pounds! Really, did I gain 3+ pounds in 4 days? I doubt it, but I also doubt I really lost 6 pounds in 8 days.

Today I weight again & have re-lost 2 of the 3 pounds. So, I'm down 5 pounds in less than 3 weeks. I'll take that!

Tomorrow, I leave on a trip with my daughter & niece to NYC. FUN!!! I have to 'indulge' a bit, but will try to be good & eat chicken & fruit & veggies. I'm also going to TRY to use the hotel gym as the girls will probably sleep in. But, I won't beat myself up if I don't do as well as intended.

Then, we have family coming for about a week near New Year's. And, they're bringing LOTS of goodies... including peanut butter fudge which is my favorite & I just can't get enough. It's only made once a year!!!

My plan? Try to do good, but don't beat myself up when I make mistakes. These past couple of weeks have reminded me that eating right & tracking food is NOT that hard! And, I know I can get back in an exercise routine. So, I'll dig in after the New Year!

On New Year's Day, I've signed up for a 5K! I think I'm doing it alone, but I hope to find a friend or family member. But, either way, I'm excited! I'm heavier & more out of shape & haven't been training so I won't worry about the time. But, it'll be a good baseline to see where I'm starting this year.

Then, I plan on running more 5K's this year. As the doctor has said I probably shouldn't be running long distance, I'll break in slowly. I'm even considering trying to run a 5K every month in 2016. I've been very disappointed that this year I only ran one race - a 5K. But, it's been a rough year.

So, I'm looking forward to 2016! I'm looking forward to being healthy again... to eating right & running & cycling & exercising & just spending more time focusing on me again.

2015 has been tough. But, I can make better choice. I can't wait to see what 2016 brings!!!
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