Saturday, January 2, 2010

A New Year a New You!

I'm not terribly fond of this saying. It implies promises that may not be met. Even if I lose this weight, I could be the same me. Me, just skinnier. And I don't want to be entirely a NEW person. I hope that some things change (like my self esteem) but generally I'm a decent person and don't need to be entirely new.

I think people out here in the midwest don't believe in any holiday except Christmas. The fitness center was open yesterday and I went expecting maybe a couple of people in the class...maybe even just me. After all, it was the day after New Year's Eve....While it wasn't a packed class there were still maybe 10-12 people in the class I was in and there were other classes going on at the same time. I guess these people are starting the New Year's Off right, with a workout. I know I was happy to have done it. I took Body FLow, which I haven't done in a while. I still like it (especially the 10 minutes of relaxation at the end!) and I'm somewhat excited to stay that I can stay in plank position (like a real pushup) for a little bit - (Something i was NOT able to do 5 months ago. I'll have to try an actual plank pushup one of these days, instead of on my knees.

I'll do a cycle class in about an hour. (UPDATE) - I went to do a cycle class and it was FULL! Darn these people with new years resolutions!! Instead I did 10 minutes on a cycle 10 minutes on an elliptical and walked the track for 20 minutes. All in all it was about 4 miles. 2 workouts down for the year.

I've been thinking about something else...about my Christmas miracle that I did not gain weight this month. I attribute some of this to the fact that I decided to eat "like a normal person" throughout this process. Meaning sometimes I eat a candy bar....sometimes I go out to eat and eat something not entirely healthy. So I've lost slower...and I haven't gained it back. If I had done any other program I would have gained it back. I've gained 12 lbs in a month on WW before when I didn't follow the plan. So while my eating is not exactly a "Diet", rather making good choices" it is working to not only lose weight but making my body healthy so it doesn't regain it. Anyhow, that's my story...and I'm sticking to it!

Happy 01/02/2010


  1. congrats on starting the new year right, Jodie...
    It would be hard to miss a holiday with my exercise schedule.
    six days a week. I will be lucky to hit one.
    or miss one. or whatever.
    good on you for losing slow.
    IT shows that you understand it's for life.
    I lose on average 2 lbs a week...and when I get lower, it will be slower.
    I accepted that a long time ago.
    YOu know what.
    I am 74 lbs lighter then I was 7 and a 1/2 months ago.
    I will be at goal this year.
    sometime this year. If you keep going, someday you too will be at goal. It's just a matter of time.
    Keep up the good work

  2. I'm in the "losing it slow" group too. But every time I did a speedy diet attempt, I gained it all back plus a few more. This slow but steady (about 4 months) is the best method for me. I too occasionally have a splurge (hence the name) but this time, I get right back on track. No 3 week derailments!