Friday, January 2, 2009

Welcome 2009

I don't typically set resolutions with a deadline of December 31st but they always have a start date of January 1st. The focus seems to taper off somewhere around the 7th of January.

What I am just thrilled with is that I had no clue I would be where I am this time this year. I said I would lose weight and be able to run for more than 5 mins. I said this, but as we all know actions speak louder than words. Call it procrastination, lack of determination, desire, and faith combined. I underestimated myself.

The difference in 2008 from previous years was that I acted. This alone surpassed any expectations that I had for myself. I didn’t actually believe that I would lose weight. I’ve always frustrated myself with my lack of consistency and drive to finish things through. 2008 was my year- I said I was going to do something and I did it. I did not say ‘this year I will lose x amount of lbs”. This could be interpreted as me not wanting to set myself up for disappointment but when I look at the big picture I was just working in baby steps. This could very well be the reason why I was successful. Celebrate each and every NSV and SV because they all add up.

This year I’d like to focus more on life goals. I don’t want to obsess over objectives/habits that I promised resolve to accomplish/nix.

My goal (not resolution) is to continue on my path and keep up the momentum. I’d like to reach my weigh loss goal this year, but just as anything else goals change along the way. I want to keep living a healthy lifestyle. I want 2009 to be the year of consistency.

Blogging has played a major role in my success as well. The initial intention was to journal my thoughts. I am continuously amazed with the tremendous amount of support and encouragement I’ve received. It’s truly refreshing to know that complete strangers can be genuinely kind and encouraging. I thank Blogland for connecting me with so many people that I can relate to. Thank you all so much for your unconditional support.

What have you set out for 2009?


Natalia said...

You've had a great year! Congratulations! I too want to continue on my journey of health and have set some goals for myself. Very specific ones thanks to Miz! I also want to work on my life. Love the Life You new motto found it on T-shirt at Walmart. I'm working on being Thankful for all that I have been given. :) Here's to a great 2009!

Tamzin said...

Sounds like a great plan!
Happy New Resolutions


Becky said...

Awesome plan!

Katschi (Karen) said...

I think it's great that you're going to continue on with what's working.
Happy New Year!

Amy S. said...

And thank you for your amazing support. You help more than you know! Great Goals!

Anonymous said...

Great post, thanks for writing it! you are awesome!

Karen said...

I love that idea of Goals. I want to exercise more and cut down on the liquor. And top smoking. Blah!

Lisa said...

I hope your new year continues to be great! Your blog is very inspiring!

carla said...

Im with you on the lifegoals.
Im trying to make this more a big picture year as I hope? think? that the smaller things will fall into place along the way.

xo xo,

Karyn said...

You have had a great year and have certainly achieved your goal of "doing something about it".

I'm sure 2009 will be just as successful for you!

cdblueberry said...

What a great 2008 you created for yourself! I'm sure you will do the same in 2009!

cdblueberry said...

What a great 2008 you created for yourself! I'm sure you will do the same in 2009!

SeaShore said...

I agree with you about goals vs resolutions.

Congrats on a successful 2008 & here's to a great 2009.

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