Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January Goals & weight loss pictures

It's a fresh month, & I have new & fabulous goals. I can't wait to start tackling them! Here's what I have on the agenda for January.

  1. Lose 4 pounds. This should be very doable. Goal end weight for January is 143.
  2. Track food & exercise every day in My Fitness Pal.
  3. Complete 1100 minutes of cardio.
  4. Complete 10 strength workouts.
  5. Complete 10 stretching workouts.
  6. Run consistently, which means:
    1. Run 1 race. I'm currently signed up for a very close (& frugal - $15!) race on January 12th.
    2. Run 20 miles/week.
    3. Run 100 miles for the month.
  7. Buy one tuition credit for each child.
  8. Pay $5000 principal on mortgages. (This will be dependent upon the timing of our refinances.)
  9. Have one date night (or lunch) with M. I have a gift card to keep the costs low.
  10. Get together with two friends.
  11. Track spending, stick to budget, & create a monthly report.
  12. Increase charitable giving by 10%
  13. Clean my closet, dresser, & donate/purge 20 items from the house.
  14. Practice my baking skills by trying one bread & one English muffin recipe.
  15. Research wills online (i.e. what do we need to do to prepare? Is it covered under my legal insurance, etc).
I love a new month, with all of the potential. :-)

And, I thought I would show a little visual evidence of the progress you can make through hard work & effort.

I refused to let M take any pictures of me at my high of 180 pounds, but here's me at 165 pounds.
 
And, me at 140 pounds. Oh, & I stopped coloring my hair & embraced my natural, darker color. :-) That's me in the middle, in the dark blue dress.
 
 
And, me in the same dress as the blue one in the first picture, but in black. Oh, and 25ish pounds lighter. :-)
 
What are you hoping to accomplish in January? How are you breaking your 2013 goals down into month-by-month actions?
 

9 comments:

  1. You are definitely an active lady, and living the life. Gorgeous pictures. Love the darker hair.

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    1. Thanks - the darker hair has taken some getting used to. It was white blonde as a child, & I started highlighting early on, so I'd never seen the natual color before. It's the exact color of my youngest son. :-)

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  2. Just joined Weight Watchers online again...I'm stuck at my high again, would love to drop at least 25 lbs before 2013 is over! You look great! (Although, I think you look great in the first pic too!)

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    1. Thank you!! I use My Fitness Pal to track my calories, although I've used Weight Watchers as well. Wishing you all kinds of luck in your journey this year!

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  3. well done on the weight loss, you look great!! I am trying to get comfortable with the thought of 'embracing my darker hair colour'. your's looks good! how did you manage while it was growing out?

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    1. Ha, it was really not that cute while I was growing it out. The ombre style sort of in, but it looked semi-tragic. I'll see if I can find a picture of the full grow out. :-)

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  4. You look great in all the pictures, but good luck with your weight and fitness goals this month!

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    1. Thank you! Still have a ways to go, but feeling much happier & healthier!

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