Sunday, December 30, 2012

Starting 2013 off RIGHT

So, tomorrow is it... the last day of 2012.  I get up, go to work, spend the evening with friends and wake up in a new year.
I may try to stay up and ring in the new year but it would be difficult... I have a 5k to run in the morning.  At 9am.  And it's an hour away. Oof.
Oh well.

Today I went grocery shopping and restocked on all the healthy stuff I need.  Then I made a giant pot of stew in the crock pot to allow me to eat well for lunch the 4 days I work this week.  Then I worked out, and worked on flash cards for AFAA Primary Group Exercise and my TurboKick classes.

I paid bills and worked on my budget.  I updated my calendar.  I got my eyebrows waxed.

I taught an awesome, intense, sweaty hour and fifteen minutes of Zumba.

I ate a delicious dinner and FroYo with my best friends. We watched football and hung out.

I finally feel like I've got things in hand.  I have a plan and I'm working the plan and it's working for me.

In the new year I'm doing a couple of cool things.  First up DietBet!

Roni - who I adore - is doing a DietBet with her readers and the internet at large.  It's awesome! I'm totally stoked. And scared.  12 pounds is a lot for me to lose in a month.  I'm going to do my damnedest though! I WANT TO BE IN THE WINNERS CIRCLE!

Then,  Dani - who is on my long list of newly developed girl crushes from FitBloggin - over at Weight Off My Shoulders is doing a Progress Not Perfection challenge - 8 weeks, track all the things, be accountable to everyone else.  I'm excited about that too. I always do better when I feel like everyone is watching my every move.  This is going to be good for me.

Also, I'm adding in TurboKick. Sentao and Toning classes in to my schedule on a weekly basis now.  I will be getting to use all my certifications/licenses  I'm even hoping to get Hustle back on the schedule in the next month or so.  Just something fun and different to switch things up.

The most important thing is that everything is being done on my terms.  I'm taking control and I'm making decisions and I'm not letting myself be second fiddle to anyone.  Not at work, not in the fitness world, not at home.

One of the biggest lessons for me in 2012 is that I sabotage myself by being too nice and not making waves. I avoid confrontation and am afraid to hurt anyone and that's great, it's who I am and it's part of why people like me... I'm a big old softie...but it also lets me get walked on.  I need to be more forward and honest and forthcoming.  I've been working on it for the last few months and I'm getting more confident in it.

I'm ready to get through tomorrow and wave in 2013 with a smile and a rocking time on my 5k.

What are YOU doing to get 2013 started off on the right foot?


  1. Since I have Monday and Tuesday during the day off, I'm using the opportunity to take some classes at 24 Hr Fitness that I usually can't make it to. I've got BodyCombat on tap for tomorrow, and a weights class and a yoga class on the schedule for New Years Day.

    Plus, that 8 week tracking challenge!

  2. You are going to start off 2013 on the right foot for sure. I'm starting it off by going to Jazzercise class on New Year's Day. I plan to continue my daily workouts and hope to get 2 workouts in each day. My goal is to get 100% on my Active Link without having to run around before I go to bed to get it there.

  3. YOU ARE ON FIRE...and it makes me smile to see.

    Im seizing my 2013 by NOT NOT NOT looking back at 2012.

  4. Go Sam, Go! There is a country song whose chorus says "You've gotta kick a little and be tough, gotta let 'em know you've had enough, sometimes you gotta make some noise to be heard...". I think you've learned this lesson well in 2012 - and you are gong to be kicking and making lots of noise in 2013.

    I'm embracing 2013 by developing an overall plan for myself, then setting smaller goals to work towards the plan. I started 2013 with a training run with my running group, and extra cuddles with the hubby and daughter! I'd call that a balanced approach to the new year.

  5. Good for you! I feel like so much of what you've said here applies to me and the person I want to be - I'm rooting for you to succeed! You give me hope that I can be a better me, too, and it's such a wonderful feeling to know that I'm not the only one struggling with a lot of these issues.


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