2012 was a good but challenging year. The majority of 2012 was spent working during the day and attending school at night. It wasn't until August that I finished. As much as I wanted this to be my year for getting in shape, I didn't commit to it the way I wanted to/needed to. I want 2013 to be different. 2013 is going to be a year of changes. Maybe I sound ambitious or maybe I sound like every other person at the beginning of a new year, but this is the year I have to make this happen.
Stephanie's favorite saying is "Have a plan or plan to fail." I feel that I have a good plan in place. For starters, I signed up for the 2013 New Year's Weightloss Challenge that Ben @ Ben Does Life blog setup. I am excited about the challenge and feel that it will connect me with other people with the same goals as mine.
I've also got the weightloss program starting soon. I got a call from Pennington Research regarding my participation in the Heads Up program. My appointment is scheduled for January 17th at 7:45 a.m. I'm relieved that they called (I knew they would be calling in December but didn't know when) and that I have an official appointment date. After setting everything up over the phone, I received an e-mail with all of the information outlining the plan and all that it entails. For my screening appointment they are going to do a head-to-toe phsyical, including the following:
- Height, waist circumference, and weight
- Blood pressure and pulse
- Blood and urine collection
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Walking Test
Also, this blog is a huge source of inspiration for me. Seeing my friends succeed and knowing that we are all looking towards the same goals, it's inspiring and motivating!
Guess what else is coming up? Do y'all watch Biggest Loser? Well set your DVRs because the new season starts January 6th! I can't WAIT! I love this show and this season they are tackling childhood obesity!
Good luck to everyone who is working on goals this year! Hit the ground running and get at it! (And fill me in and tell me how you're doing on your goals!)