We had a lot going on this past year and are ready to put it behind us. Quite a few family members had major health issues so 2011 wasn’t the best year for us and was pretty challenging.
My father in law had a major stroke and many didn’t believe he was going to make it OR even ever go home if he did but he fought hard and was able to go home this past week.
My stepdaughter and her hubby announced they were due with their 1st baby in January 2012. So we have been preparing to spend some good quality time with them in Oklahoma.
This past year we also completed our home gym, a dream we had for a very long time. We spent the summer building a shed so we could move everything from the garage into it.
We then set out to remodel our home gym garage space. It turned out exceptionally well considering all the time and hard work and we are so happy with that. YES, I still need to get more pictures and a video together to share with you. I haven’t forgotten!
I have high hopes for 2012! There are so many things I would like to accomplish this year.
I gained back a lot of the weight I previously lost and need to get back into consistent healthy habits. I do have some specific healthy living goals for 2012 listed below in no particular order.
1) Keep a food journal
When I first started my healthy living journey over 5 years ago, I kept a very specific food journal and was successful with losing weight. I should have never stopped that and I want to get back to it.
My goal for the food journal right now is to just jot down what I eat throughout the day. If I find that I’m still struggling with losing weight, I’ll have to get back to adding more specifics like how much I eat, the calories, etc. This might take me on the hunt for an iPhone food journal app. But I like to keep things simple plus I’m really not THAT techy.
On the topic of food, I personally don’t like to follow any one diet plan BUT I do want to learn more about low carb eating options, Paleo for weight loss and even the vegan lifestyle. I’ll just combine them all to find a healthier way to eat for ME.
2) Train for December Reggae Marathon 10k run/walk
Kev and I have been talking about returning to Jamaica next December to participate in the Reggae Marathon again. This time, instead of doing the half marathon, I’ll train to do the 10k (run/walk).
3) Fitness every day
I want to be more active! I love to exercise but lately I have been slacking big time and just finding excuse after excuse to not do it some days. I want to make it a point to do something active every day even if it’s not a full fledged workout. Whether it’s Wii Fit, a walk in the park or a quick 100 crunches on the ball, my mantra will be fitness every day.
Kevin is the one who does all the cooking around here OR we eat meals out. Starting in February, I would like to cook at least 2 meals a week. To do that I must learn how to cook ha ha. I’ll be on the search for easy vegetarian recipes!
5) Weight Training/Abs program 3x a week
My mom and dad were VERY generous and bought us an adjustable weight set for Christmas. This has been on our home gym wish list for quite some time so now I have no excuse. Looking forward to this.
6) Lose 85 lbs
So now that I have looked back over last year and set goals for the new year, I’m ready to rock 2012.
What are your healthy living goals for the coming year?