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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tackling the New Year

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Years Eve. I have so much to say yet really don't know where to start. Maybe its the distraction in the back ground, or the lack of sleep from taking care of a sick child, but I do know where I'm headed for 2011 at least.

First, I REALLY need to get back into scrapbooking. I mean, hello. Three years ago I announced on here that I was starting my business Scraps 2 Remember. Since BBZ has been born, I haven't been at the drafting table. So New Years Resolution #1, Back to Scrapbooking.

New Years Resolution #2: Back to Horseback riding. Maybe not right now since I am not a big fan of the cold, but I definitely would like to this spring. I have a couple places in mind that aren't very far away. And I'm sure LMA would LOVE to get up, if not get close, to a horse.

New Years Resolution #3: Yes, I am one of those that makes a new years resolution to lose weight. I've needed to lose weight since BBZ has been born. At first I was saying I was doing enough chasing around two children, but obviously calories burned are not even close to the calories consumed. Last year, after hubby left for Cuba I finally started using the Wii system and the Fit Board to do yoga and of course, make LMA run around the room crazy before bedtime.

But this time, I have a different approach. I have a few things on my side this time around that I hope are going to help me finally shed these pounds. And I would like to do it all before I hopefully see hubby in April (I say, hopefully because you never know with the military but right now we are planning to see him).

My weapons:
A) iPod Touch 4th Generation

Didn't think I would ever want one of these, but since I have been fighting with AT&T for the past 6 months to get an iphone for less than $300, I settled on this. I shouldn't even say settle because this thing is AWESOME! Now I don't even need an iphone. So there, AT&T!

B) A gym membership

I have no had a gym membership since hubby and I lived in Arlington, TX, which was in 2002. Since leaving TX I've used the apartment complex "gym" or nothing at all since we have been here in VA. They gave me an awesome deal with childcare for a one year contract. And if we move when hubby comes home in August? We show them a copy of his orders and we can cancel for free. Until then, after I drop off LMA to school on Monday/Wednesday/Friday, I'll be heading in that general direction for at least an hour. I just might try my moves in a Zumba class, too.

C) And these....

Now these aren't your average sneakers. These? Are running shoes. Cost? $100. I've NEVER spent that much money on a pair of shoes. Ok, once, but they were leather custom riding boots that I still have and will never let go of until they are no good. Although to justify the purchase, I haven't purchase actual sneakers since October 2008.

Why did I do this? Because my last and final weapon for the new year?

D) A goal

Ok, not this one, but it was a good clip art from google. Yes, I am going to run/walk a 5K this spring. I mean, it's only 3.18 miles so I could technically run it all right now, but it would take me close to an hour to complete. And to make sure I do it, I am going to register this month for it. Pre-registration saves a good chunk of change and is a excellent incentive. I mean, I don't want to throw mine, I mean, hubby's money away.

So, now that I've almost completed my first week of training, what do I think? I'm going to be very sore tomorrow .... and the next day ... and the next day. But, I know it's going to be all worth it in the end.

Watch out 2011. I'm coming!

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