Sunday, January 2, 2011

I, Michelle, do resolve . . .

I have been procrastinating with this post because I feel like I have so many resolutions and I didn't know how to organize it and was likely over thinking it.    Hehe - one would be to stop procrastinating.  Anyhow, I have so many resolutions but really, they're all goals and they all boil down to taking better of myself.

I'd like to lose 50 pounds in 2011.  I think it's doable.  I usually put so much pressure on myself to lose 2 pounds a week (or more) and when it becomes to much to control, I fall off the wagon HARD.  So I'm not going to do that.  Fifty pounds in 2011 comes out to basically a pound a week.  I can do that.

The Big Plan:
1.  Tracking my Points Plus.
2.  Activity, activity, activity.
3.  Water!
4.  Sleep.
5.  Be consistent with all of the above!  I don't want an all or nothing approach, I want it to be manageable, doable and I want to have a life while doing it.

1. Vitamins.
2. Trying out a new recipe every week or every other week.

Ultimately, I would love to have a closet full of clothes that are the same size, the size that fits!!  I have some projects that I'd like to conquer this year like the closet situation, having less stuff.  I don't need a bigger place, I need less stuff!

My next WW meeting is January 10th so I'm so hoping that they have the PointsPlus program here now. I may call tomorrow and see if the office is open and if there is a meeting tomorrow night but I expect not because the holiday fell on the weekend.  For the activity, I've taken up a January challenge by Syl for 30 minutes of activity five times a week for the month of January.  I plan to get back to my Barbell Blast classes on Wednesday and Saturday.  I was loving that class and then one week I couldn't attend either class and I just stopped going.  Any break in my routine and I let it all fall apart instead of just carrying on.  I also have a variety of DVD's that I could do as soon as I get home from work.  Shred, Bob Harpers's Pure Burn Super Strength, & Jackie Warner's Xtreme Time Saver Training.  The bonus is that all of these DVD's have 30 minute programs on them so I can't miss!!  I also have the Wii Fit Plus and a friend gave me her EA Sports Active: more workouts for Wii because she won a playstation.  YAY!!!  I'm excited to try it out.  And let's not forget Just Dance 2 which I love.  I even bought a smaller coffee table so that it's easier to drag out of the way on my own so I can work out.

I'm sure I will add to this as I go and there are other things I need to work on outside of weight loss and sometimes things overlap.  Hope everyone is doing well with their goals so far!

Happy 2011!


  1. Great resolutions! I know what you mean about falling off the wagon when one part of your routine changes. You've set yourself some realistic challenges and you CAN do it!
    Happy New Year :)

  2. These sound like great, totally doable goals! And glad to have you on my 2011 "team"! ;)

  3. Great! Now you've got me excited about my workout DVD collection again:-) How do you like the Wii?

  4. "I would love to have a closet full of clothes that are the same size"

    Love that! So true!

    Those are great resolutions. 50 lbs in 1 year is very doable.

  5. Sounds like good goals you've got there, very achievable! Look forward to your next post :)

    Mavra x

  6. I'm rooting for you! I do agree 50lbs in one year is very doable and you can definitely do it!

  7. Thanks for stopping by and your thoughts. I think I'll be going with the scale and just adjust to that. It won't change my loss because if I had it at first it would of just said tilt a bit sooner.
    Your goals are terrific. I know you can do them.
    Take care and have a blessed week.