First of all ... I hope everyone had an awesome Christmas! We hosted Christmas this year and thankfully the dinner turned out great, the company was fabulous and the wine was awesome. Barry's family (mom, step-dad, sister and significant other, brother, wife and her brother) all joined us for Christmas dinner. Everyone brought something for the meal (thank you so much Mum, Bobbi and Heather) and extended brother in law brought the wine (thank you Dharram!). Great food, lots of laughs, wonderful gifts and the first time in 16 years that the family has been together.
I missed my parents. Dad didn't really care too much about Christmas but it was Mom's favourite time of year. I managed to get through the day without tearing up. I'm very proud of myself. I even cooked the turkey to perfection (thank you thermometer).
But OMG! This month has been brutal! Between all the food (I've tried to stay away from most of it) and lack of exercise (I was fighting a cold for 2 weeks and not working out because of it), I have definitely taken a couple of steps backwards. So as of December 26th, I am re-focussed on training and eating healthy.
I am re-setting my goals (one of which is to go bikini shopping on June 30, 2011 (HELP ME!!!!)) and changing up my workouts. And getting Barry back on board.\
One of our gifts was a beautiful 8'x10' of Barry and I at his brother's wedding. It's been a very long time since I felt like I looked that good. I think the last time was our wedding (13 years ago). It's made me realize I've let myself go the past month and that is not acceptable. I don't every want to go back to where I was ... or anywhere close to that.
I went to put on an outfit I wore at our Christmas party (Nov 27th) and OMG! I couldn't freeking believe it! I'm supposed to go shopping for clothes this week (hubby was wonderful enough to give me a gift certificate for one of my stores) but OMG! I am totally disgusted with myself. I don't want to see another piece of chocolate, another cookie, another anything that remotely resembles anything that isn't on my "authorized" list.
It's time to knuckle under and get serious! Never mind New Year's Day. Try Boxing Day! I am determined to meet my goal of wearing a bikini on July 1s successfully. Not a string bikini, but not a tankini either
But I know what to do. I know how to eat right ( have lots of healthy food in the house) and how to exercise to obtain my goals. So as of tomorrow (Dec 26th), I go back to a healthy lifestyle.
So join me in my journey (the measurements won't be taken until January 1st) as I get back on track to my goals, as I focus on losing as much fat as possible without sacrificing muscle, and being as focussed as possible, on achieving those goals, on becoming the best "me" that I have ever been.
I will keep you posted..... in the meantime ... Merry Christmas!