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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Fresh Start for a New Year

Happy 2012!  I hope that everyone had a fantastic end to 2011 and is thoroughly enjoying the first few days of January.  I had such a great time being back in the States for Christmas and celebrated NYE in style in Barcelona, but I will blog about all of that another time. 
   
Today I want to write about starting from scratch.  Yesterday marked Day #1 of Nora's New Beginning.  Last year was amazing.  I lost an incredible amount of weight and ended the year on such a positive note.  But I cannot rely on last year's success to get me through this year.  If I begin to dwell on the 115+lbs I have lost since surgery, I am concerned that I will not take the initiative I need to lose the rest of my excess weight.  I could get complacent with my weight loss and remind myself of how well I have done OVERALL, rather than noticing that my weight loss is beginning to stall.  I don't want that to happen!  Hence, I am starting from scratch in 2012.   
   
So what does this mean?  Nora's New Beginning started with a weigh in.  As of yesterday, I weighed 207.8.  If you scroll to the top of my blog, you will notice that I now have a second weight loss ticker to follow my 2012 success.  I will continue to update my cumulative tracker as well, but I want my focus to be on what I am doing NOW.  I also started a membership at a new gym yesterday.  I've been going to the same gym since we moved to London, and I really needed a change.  The new gym is where the beautiful people in my area go-- hello, incentive to work out harder.  It is popular and trendy, and people are always working out there.  I really enjoyed my gym date there last month, and I am looking forward to getting into a groove there (plus, the crazy lady doesn't go there).  I also bought a Polar heart rate monitor recently and started using it at the gym yesterday.  It will help me to more accurately chart the duration of my workouts along with how many calories I have burned.  Lastly, I am starting a new monthly gym photo routine.  Please don't gag at the spandex pants... the shorts were getting too baggy, and I find that long pants make working out easier.  Plus, they are less forgiving in photos.  Now I can really see my size and follow my progress.  So here we go-- 
       
  
Perhaps I can learn to take a photo without cutting off part of my head in the new year.  We shall see:)

10 comments:

Vanessa said...

Happy New Year! I love your idea of starting from scratch. This is gong to be the best year!

Melissa Wolf said...

Great to have you back, Nora and so glad your holidays were festive! Your plan makes total sense and I applaud you for being so proactive to prevent the "resting on laurels" syndrome that can stall weight loss. As for the gym, you BELONG where the beautiful people are :-) You're looking great and I can really see your shape emerging! Ooh la la! Happy 2012 bandita!

MandaPanda said...

I think you look FABULOUS! (spandex and all). I know you're going to do great in 2012

trisha said...

i know you will hate to hear this... but you REALLY look perfectly fine in spandex!! lol You look skinnier each time you post pics, keep it up girl! And happy New Year to you!

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

I need to do the same thing Nora! I'm really trying to refocus, I'll be watching you for more inspiration down the road! Way to go!

Dawnya said...

Happy New Year Nora!!! A new year and new goals. Starting 2012 fresh is an amazing idea. I think we all should use it. Thanks for sharing your journey.

You look amazing!!

Beth Ann said...

I absolutely LOVE your idea of a new ticker for the year and I'm totally stealing it!! :)

Maurine Lucas said...

Thanks for the 2012 post about starting from scratch - you have motivated me to do the same!

Ronnie said...

Love this idea of a new ticker, and a new gym! No complacency in 2012 for Miss Nora!

october 11 said...

Your blog is great!! I just read almost all of it, it's inspiring!