As I look forward to yet another year of my journey, I've been thinking about what I want to do. In 2010, my only real challenges were to cook one new recipe per week and be meatless on Mondays. In 2010, I made over 60 different recipes for the first time and Mondays were completely vegetarian (as were Thursdays for a couple months). I also ran my first 5K (a last minute challenge), went over 2 months without using exercise videos, and completed all 7 stages of New Rules of Lifting for Women.
So now what? I want to get stronger in 2011. I'm going to keep my lifting simple. I want to get faster in 2011. I'm going to run at least one (unofficial) 5K per month, and the First Flight 5K in April. In November, I intend to run the Outer Banks 8K. I want to ride my bike more often, play tennis with my husband, and maybe hit the beach for some swimming.
In terms of nutrition, I want to cut back on the processed foods. I want to become a better cook, and try more recipes. I don't know that I'm going to keep a blog entry linking to everything I try. I tend to forget to do the links. There are hundreds of recipes I want to try, though.
Maybe my biggest goal for 2011 is to be more directly involved with support and motivation for others who are struggling with weight loss, health, and fitness. It's one thing to do my daily blogs and throw out random advice on message boards, but I need to spend more time actively encouraging people (online and in real life) - when they ask for it, of course.
And just to look at the trend for the last 4 years:
On January 1, 2007, I weighed 191 pounds.
On January 1, 2008, I weighed 150 pounds.
On January 1, 2009, I weighed 154.5 pounds.
On January 3, 2010, I weighed 134.5 pounds.
I really hope I'm down from last year's start weight tomorrow!