Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Power of ONE- Check In

Hey remember me? I know it has been awhile. Life has been crazy (and fun) lately and I have been away, but I am back now and ready for the new year. Which is perfect because this is the beginning of a new challenge over at the Sisterhood, well actually it started last week but I was off the grid so to speak, soaking in the sun in Florida and I didn't have the chance to check in. I was following along in my no cell phone, no internet world. I am really excited for this challenge, it is all about ME. And I can tell you, all about ME doesn't happen very often around these parts. I am a nurturer by nature and so I am the one taking care of everyone else which leaves very little time to take care of me. But I have made it a priority for this challenge and really for this year to make time for me, to take better care of myself so that I can take better care of my family. And I am happy to report that so far so good.
I am, like a lot of people, reluctant to make New Years Resolutions. Sticking with something for an entire year is tough and I tend to shoot for the stars, fall short and then quit. This year I am taking it in smaller doses, starting small so that falling short is not an option. I started running last year and although I am not very fast I am really enjoying it. I find that I can't get on my treadmill anymore just to walk. I get my 5 minute warm up in and then I am ready to up the pace and run. I never thought that would happen to me, but I love it. So part of my NYR is to get a run in at least 5 days a week. It doesn't have to be long or far, my goal is 20 minutes a day and at least 20 miles a month. That would be 240 miles ran at the end of the year. That just sounds impressive to me, but at the same time obtainable. So far I am sticking to it too. Of course it is only 5 days into the new year, but you have to count the small victories as well as the big.
When my husband and I meet several years ago we were both thinner. This year we have both made the commitment of getting back to those sizes. It is nice to have him working with me on this goal and striving for it himself. With that being said, it is time to get down to the nitty gritty with the numbers.
Starting weight: 206.8
Week 1: 205.6
Change: Down 1.2
Goal Weight: Anything in One-derland!
So how did you do this week? Did the New Year celebrations throw you off track? I am happy to report that New Years was good to me, probably because I slept through it. I had a 3am wake up call the next day to get back to cold Michigan from Florida and toasting in the New Year was not an option, but on the plus side either was eating in the new year.
I hope this year finds you happy, healthy and conquering all your challenges for the New Year and a New YOU!.


  1. So jealous you got to leave our frozen tundra for sunny Florida! You are going to kick butt in this challenge - I think your running goal sounds great!

  2. Congrats on the running! So glad you're enjoying it :)

    Awesome loss this week, too. It's wonderful that your husband is joining you!

  3. Great job this week! You will be in ONEderland before you know it.

  4. Congrats on the running. I want to be able to run some day. Too jiggly and weak right now, it seems.

  5. You may have timed it well, because the week before New Years, Florida felt a lot like Michigan. It was COLD! Congrats on the running it is TOTALLY addicting.

  6. welcome to the challenge :) always nice "meeting" another runner. good luck with your goals. 240 miles is totally do-able! :)

  7. YAY for running! And great loss this week! WTG!