Thursday, January 10, 2013

Kicking off 2013 healthy

Everyone always vows to be healthier in the new year and this year the boot camp I go to started a challenge on the 7th  (Monday) to help people kick off their resolutions. She has put out a challenge to follow a strict meal plan and focus on working out and eating healthy. So hubby and I are eating our salads, drinking our green smoothies and turning down drinks at the bar (this is particularly difficult since we are in a running club that meets at a bar twice a week!!!). We are committed to working out and running and I have committed to walking Miss Maggie 1-2 miles each morning to get my day started right.

So far the first 2 days were rough. We both had headaches (no caffeine and no sugar!!!) and we both had moments of crankiness. But yesterday and today we are feeling better and ready to keep going with this plan for the next 5 and a half weeks. We are both hoping to run a little faster and lighter by the end of this but more than anything I'm excited about making a lifestyle change. I have a sweet a HUGE one, and we both enjoy going out to dinner at less than healthy spots. Once this is over I plan to still visit those restaurants but not nearly as much and when we do, it'll be in moderation.

What are you doing to kick off your resolutions? Have you taken on a challenge of any type?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013

Happy New Years! I hope everyone had a fun and safe evening last night and a great start to 2013 so far. We enjoyed a fun night out last night and a day of relaxing and hanging out. The one great thing about Florida is when the weather is nice, it's so enjoyable. We rode our new bikes downtown, got some tea, and enjoyed the weather.

Every year we all make "resolutions" and we set lofty goals and sometimes disappoint ourselves when we don't follow through. Last year I decided to make a goal for each month. Nothing major but something I could actually quantify and say did I do this yes or no. Here are my monthly goals for 2013:

~January: Paint the kitchen table and chairs and do backsplash in kitchen
~February: Run entire 15k Gasparilla Race and take sewing class
~March: Complete Romp to Stomp in Colorado and enjoy the mountains
~April: Sew myself a summer outfit
~May: Visit the Everglades
~June: Take a mountain biking road trip
~July: Be a good training walk leader and actually doing the training for the 3-Day
~August: Try a new outdoor adventure
~September: Have a second Guide dog pup in training
~October: Have a successful Tampa 3-Day
~November: Complete 60 miles in San Diego
~December: Start a new hobby

Also I have a few "anytime in 2013" goals that I want to see done but don't have a timeframe placed on it.

~Turn Maggie In For Training
~Get rid of blue couch!
~Hang all artwork in house
~Complete craft corner of office
~Complete the Spartan Challenge in under 1 hour and 15 minutes

So that is my plan for the year. Do you make resolutions, changes, or goals for the new year?