I have some big changes and exciting things happening for the start of the New Year. First, I'm working on a total blog re-design with the help of my awesome friend Brandi over at Thin After Twins, and I can't wait to reveal it!
Second, I've finally moved into the 21st century and signed up for Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook pages for this blog, so I would love if you stopped by any and all of these places to follow, like, pin, tweet, or just say hello :)
Third, it's time for a little reflection. I know I've been hard on myself this past month for not staying as motivated as I should have been, but the reality is, I'm ending 2012 a whopping 35# lighter than I started it. I still have a ways to go, but when I started this year at 232, I felt like I would never see the one hundreds' again. I felt like I was too fat, too lazy, too (fill in your word of choice here) to make any serious headway. I proved myself wrong. This year, I ran in a race on Thanksgiving day that I've been wanting to do for as long as I can remember, but always felt I wouldn't be able to handle it. I go through my ups and downs with motivation, and although I wasn't totally serious all year long about my weight loss, starting this blog at the end of August was the best thing I ever could have done for myself. You guys are the reason I'm still here. The reason I haven't given up this month. The reason I want to keep going, try harder, get back on that wagon. So thank you. Thank you for following me, for commenting, for reading, for telling me I can still do this! You have no idea what it means to me, and I'm so thankful for y'all every day.
So New Year's "resolutions" start today. I resolve not to make any drastic changes that will burn me out, but instead make small lifestyle changes that I can live with forever, so that this will become not just a diet but a healthy way of life! I started my day with a green monster smoothie, as some of you may have already seen on Facebook, and I'm starting my first round of Insanity. I'm going to also re-start C25K on my treadmill since the weather has gotten so bad outside I'm not going to be able to run outdoors for a while. I'm hoping this time around I can improve my speed a bit, so I'm hoping by starting out again at week 1 I can push my speed for the running intervals. I'm back to logging into MFP today too, I want my 100 day streak back!!
So what about you, what are your goals for 2013??