My challenge is to lose at least 13 pounds that I put on when I fell victim to the Cookie Monster.
I also have an upsetting family situation that has driven me straight to the refrigerator. That stops today !
Mine is to exercise year-round, not just when the weather's nice. I like to exercise outdoors, and I don't like being cold. I also have my kids with me during the day, and it is much easier to exercise during the day than before or after dh is at work. But in December I started doing yoga and doing it before bed seems to be working well, so I want to stick with that until the weather warms and I can be outside again.
I also want to get back down to the lower end of my maintenance range (anywhere within a healthy weight BMI). I was there at the end of my weight loss, but it slowly crept up and I wasn't sure if that was because I didn't have what it took to maintain so low and if that was really where I wanted to be. I've decided I really did like being there much better and am willing to do what it takes to stay there, thus I must do what it takes to get back there. We're talking twenty pounds, but I'm really looking forward to having them gone.
So that is my focus for the new year. Thanks much to everyone for all the inspiration and education I've found on these boards, especially this forum.
Maintaining since Labor Day weekend 2010
Highest weight - 190 (4/2010)
Maintenance range - 120 to 150 (BMI 20-25), with 144 (BMI 24) as warning line
I think mine will be balance.
I find it very tricky balancing my food, exercise, work, and family without driving myself and everyone around me crazy in the process.
I play such mind games with myself depending on my weight, whether or not I've exercised, etc.
Balance in 2012!!
2016 workout goals:
175 Bikram yoga classes
175 other workouts
for a total of 350 workouts
I will gain strength and flexibility this year by moving more. I will improve my mind/stomach relationship. I will weigh in on Mondays. And I will work daily to put my Perfectionist mentality in the "tried that - doesn't work" trash can.
Fit exercise into my schedule.
Stop being lazy and too ashamed to resume strength training because of lost strength.
Be more responsible with my money.
Learn how to do basic maintenance on my car so I don't need to depend on other people.