Monday, January 21, 2013

2013 - A Work in Progress

I'm really not a great blogger.  I do this mostly for myself and I don't expect thousands of pageviews, making myself a brand, popularity and sponsorships.  But maybe just maybe I could post more than once a year, ha!

So I didn't reach my WW goal in 2012 and while I did run every day starting with the 1st, I only ran every day for 69 days.  Now I'm into 2013 and working on it all again.  This is my THIRD year of not eating meat.  My New Year's resolution for 2011 was to not eat meat.  With the exception of a piece of andouille sausage in my jambalaya after my New Orleans Jazz 1/2 Marathon in October of 2011, I was meat free for the entire year.  I was meat free all of 2012 with the exception of two Jack in the Box tacos one drunken evening when Tonia was here.

Tonia was here and we went to LA to go to Dolly Couture to pick out my wedding dress.  Ah yes, my sweetie proposed on July 8th of 2012 and we are getting married on May 11th, 2013.  Most of the broad strokes are in place.  Some of the smaller details are still in the works, but I am looking forward to the event, to the honeymoon, to being married to my sweetie and to the possibility of having a little Scottie or two (yikes!).

In the mean time, my WW is going well.  I've been fully recommitted for about three weeks now.  I would still like to lose about 30 lbs.  But hey, never give up and slow and steady wins the race!!!!  I'd like to hit lifetime before I get pregnant and have to go off of WW.  And I'd like to look good for my wedding.  So, WW it is.  Also, my running has been on hiatus due to what I believe is plantar fasciitis.  My heel started hurting Thanksgiving weekend after a Turkey Trot, a 3 miles run, and two two hour Zumbathons and it hasn't stopped hurting since.  I've been doing Booty Blast, limited Zumba and some mild elliptical and treadmill, but my running has been pretty curbed.

So, I'm still a work in progress.  I'd like to see that Lifetime so I can say at some point that I am a Lifetime member of WW.  My outlook has changed a bit though and I don't feel so much like it's a race to a finish line as it is just a constant work in progress.  It's something that you have to think about and work on and be committed to every single day.  It doesn't come easy, it's just something you always have to work on.  You can take the weight off by sheer force, but then it will just come back.  The goal is for all of this stuff to become ingrained and become a habit.  I guess it's like quitting smoking.  Years later there are days when you still want a cigarette.  I have to remember to consciously eat right and exercise and if I make a mistake, just go right back.

Maybe I will always be a work in progress, but I guess that's ok.