Hopeful for 2012

Saturday, December 31, 2011

This is the first year that I am making goals (not resolutions) that I am hopeful that I will keep them. I've learned a lot about me in 2011. My family therefore myself have been through a lot of changes and not all of them good. My weight has gone up and down but mostly down. I have lost a total of 25 pounds this year. I have had exercise streaks of 30+ days. I have joined some challenges and actually stayed with them.

I have learned that I am my own worst enemy. I sabotage myself a lot. I have learned I feel better if I exercise. I have more energy, I am in a better mood but I have to change my way of thinking about long term goals. Even though there are all these pluses the thought of exercising for the rest of my life seems very overwhelming. I have to think I need to exercise today, just today and not think about tomorrow or next week or next month.

I do have several long term goals though:

1. I want to get healthy and fit. I want to be able to walk up a flight of stairs without being winded or having my knees hurt. I want to be able to have fun with my future grand baby. I want to be a good example to him or her.

2. I want to study nutrition and fitness to help other seniors have a more productive life style.

I want to thank SparkPeople and all my spark friends who encourage me so much. So I am very hopeful 2012 will be a very good year for me.
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