taking 'Steps' to 2013 miles

Friday, January 18, 2013

What the ..............

OK folks as in the title What the .......! On January 1st I along with many others joined the weight loss challenge from "The Sisterhood of the Skinny Jeans". My buddies are doing great losing their weight (Hi Jen and Bonny) while I have not really loss much my buddies have been doing great! So while I walk a lot in my job I have been also walking during one of breaks on the treadmill. Jenn and Bonny have reported significant losses I did well to loose my measly 1 - 1.2 pound. In a email to the buddies I commented that I needed to step up my game and 'Commitment! ' to also doing some treadmill work after work at home.

my email to my Buddies:
          Well I said I was going to need to 'up' my game and start walking at night on the ole treadmill, and in fact I did just that!! I was quite proud of myself, felt really good after, read some blogs, choose photos to post in my blog, relaxed in the tub, went to bed at my normal time still feeling good!...............Then the alarm went off!!! OH MY GOD!!!! I couldn't hardly swing my legs over the edge of the bed!!! Oh yea I thought I was in great shape for a my age! Apparently I was Wrong, wrong, soooo Wrong (hard to admit this-even to myself). I struggled with some of my movements at work, and then all I could do was laugh at myself. I'm doing this though! I'm doing my 2013 Word  'Commitment' !

Here's to Walking on!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

~ ~ ~ Habits ~ ~ ~

2013 word of the year;   

Did you know it takes 21 days to change a habit? If you can do anything for 21 straight days then its likely that you can continue to do it for the 22nd, 23rd, 24th and beyond.  Lets start with this..........
BIG portions make little sense.
We've all heard about using smaller plates, only taking a spoonful, stopping when you feel full, drinking a glass of water before the list goes on and on. But I myself have 'habits' good and bad when it comes to eating or portion control. So with my word of the year I'm making it a goal of mine to try and change a habit. Dessert has(d) become a ritual. Today starts my day 1 habit change. 
I leave you with this: 
     " You Will Never Change Your Life Until You Change Something You Do Daily "

 John Maxwell
Just Me--Back at it again!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

We're doing this!!

OK so here's the deal, I like thousands of others do the Facebook thing, so while checking in the other night one of my "likes" The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans posted a 2013 weight loss challenge. Yeah ok your thinking Ugh! loosing weight, exercise, the dreaded 'D' word (diet). But instead I was already thinking ahead for a different twist to the resolution phase everyone seems to do. I am using the one word idea for 2013 and with my December 31, 2012 midnight post my 2013 word is Commitment!
Melissa Anderson is the admin for The Sisterhood and here is what the company overview is, "The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans is an online weight-loss and fitness community for people who's jeans are too tight! We feature online weight-loss and fitness challenges, product reviews and giveaways, healthy recipes, personal success stories, and a lot of fun!"

Once you liked the post you were in for the challenge you can have your own 'buddy' or sign up for one. Apparently with all the 'likes' a lot of us ended up with two buddies. WooHoo! I'm pumped! I heard from my team early this morning and have already started the ball rolling. Jenn has graciously volunteered to be Captain, (at'ta girl Jenn), and I voted for our team name of 'Skinny Jean Sisterhood'. I have also added a miles ticker to my blog and will update every week when I update my mileage at Daily mile. I'm NOT and most likely will NEVER be a runner and though this is a blog as a runners mom I will also add bits and pieces of my quest to 2013 miles with steps in 2013.
Here's to a fabulous year ahead!!