The Right Direction

It’s a new year, and while it’s so often said it could be considered trite, it’s a perfect opportunity for change. Last year was a beast all things considered. We were without a functioning kitchen for about 8-9 months, and got said kitchen back right before the holidays. It didn’t help that we were already starting 2012 behind on our game due to weight gained over the 2011 holiday season. Do I have regrets about the past year? You bet. Am I going to let them affect me this year? No way in Hades.

Jason and I got back on plan on January 3rd (Thursdays are the starts of our Weight Watchers weeks), so yesterday marked our first weigh-in after the post-holiday-and-year-from-Hades weigh-in we were subjected to last week, which honestly left me angry, frustrated and feeling defeated.

But you know what? We did a LOT of things right this week. We both tracked 100%, pre-planned our meals (including pre-tracking on my part), tried new healthy recipes (Blueberry Streusel Muffins FTW!), had fresh fruits and veggies for snacks, and wore our FitBits all day everyday to get a baseline of our normal activity levels.

And you know what else?

It worked:

  • Jason: -2
  • Jenny: -3.4

So, as with any lifestyle change, it’s time to keep on keeping on. This week we’re going to build on what we’ve already done well by trying more new recipes and focusing on incorporating more vegetables. We’re also going to be hitting the gym again and working on clearing away temptations and improving the spaces where we prepare food, hang out and of course, the space where we play games.

How are things going for you in 2013?

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gaye Robison
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 15:27:42

    Right there with you all the way – keep on keeping on :-)

    Reply

  2. Chelsea W.
    Jan 11, 2013 @ 16:23:06

    My first clean up act for the new year was to stop BUYING the things I want to cut out of my diet. I’ve already failed a couple times. I don’t want to be buying sweets or alcohol, but I broke down and bought a bottle of wine today!

    Reply

    • fynralyl
      Jan 11, 2013 @ 16:38:21

      No such thing as failing. Just need to do a little better each time. Also, indulgences (as long as we keep them as occassional indulgent treats) aren’t a bad thing.

      Reply

      • Chelsea W.
        Jan 11, 2013 @ 16:40:39

        Word. I’m trying to reel my indulgences in so that they become a different level. Like instead of wine and cheesecake, my new indulgences become a bit of dark chocolate, a kombucha drink, and sweet potato fries!

      • fynralyl
        Jan 11, 2013 @ 16:44:43

        That is a really good idea! Redefining indulgences. I like it!

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