Looking back from my first blog post to this one I feel…almost a little deflated. Looking back on my goals and what I had wanted to accomplished this year I feel like I fell short. I knew that I was not going to lose all of the weight I wanted to this year but I thought that I would lose more than the 25 that I have lost. I had very big expectations but never realized how much of a struggle this would be, trying to balance eating better, being more active and learning how to adapt this new lifestyle without feeling restricted. It’s a lot to take in, try and figure out and not feel overwhelmed.
I know that I have made good strides in the direction of a healthier life, a better balanced life and I have accomplished some great things – like two 5k’s! Ok one isn’t until December 31st, however this is my last post for the year so we are counting it as two, haha. My eating habits are still what I feel I need to improve on the most. This always has and I feel like always will be my biggest struggle. While my mindless eating has improved, there are still times that I find myself overeating on my salty snacks or reaching for the overly processed option for dinner. I’m not setting resolutions for 2013 – everyone who is anyone who has made them knows that they don’t ever pan out because its more of a short term thing. I have always viewed this as a new lifestyle and not a finish line in the distant future. I am going to approach 2013 the same way as I did 2012 – to continue to do as best as I can do.
I am forever thankful for the amazing continuing support I have at home from family and friends and the online support I get from contributing to this blog and from the Facebook group. I have met some great new people - and all because I have branched out more this year then ever before. It has been amazing to meet many like minded people who encourage and support through the ups and downs.
As we head into a new year, I’m going to focus on what is ahead and how I can improve upon what I have learned already. I am heading into 2013 more active than I have ever been, determined to accomplish everything I had originally set out to. So with only a few days left of this year I intend to enjoy the holidays, get out for a few jogs and get in some training at the gym, and try to stay away from 2nd helpings at the meals!!!