And I don't mind revealing my weight these days, as I'm actually rather proud. At 5'7", that puts me smack at a BMI of 21, which has been my "ideal" these past 12 months.
Anyway, one would assume that because of the timing, losing weight was my resolution for 2012. It wasn't. I don't make resolutions. The timing just happened to work for me because
- After the holidays, I was feeling my fattest and knew I'd either soon be going up another size or I had to go down.
- The kids went back to school; I went to the gym.
- We took the kids ice skating over that Christmas break, and I wouldn't skate for fear of falling, and I was so disgusted by that because it's against my nature to sit on the sidelines.
So as 2013 began, I started to think about what I want to accomplish this year. I am not making a resolution, mind you! But you know, it's always good to try to improve things once in a while. So here's what I've been thinking:
- Of course I intend to keep up with working out and controlling my food intake.
- I plan to start a Pilates program to tighten up that tummy and work on my hips, which are prone to pain.
- I really want to run at least two 5Ks, and maybe even a 10K if things go well. This depends on my joints, however. My goal is to run one in 30 minutes or less.
- I plan to climb a 14er in the summer.
But those things are all focused on myself. I also want to look outward a little more.
- I want to get more involved with my kids.
- I want to get more involved with charitable events through my church and community.
- I really want to find a need in the community where I am well-suited to help, maybe something outside my comfort zone, but in a place where I feel like I'm actually making a difference. This one is hard because it's not as though it'll drop in my lap. I'm hoping that something catches my attention and that I will be aware enough to realize that this is my "calling," so to speak.