Sunday, January 4, 2009

2009 Goals for Health

I am afraid that I am not original in my desire to lose weight this year. I lost 20 lbs in 2008 and felt great. I am back up a little bit, but not too much considering the just passed holiday season. I would like to get back to my weight from last summer (144) plus a little more, so let's say 140 for this goal.

Really this is superficial because want I REALLY want to do (call it a stretch goal) is to become one of those people that enjoy exercise and all sorts of active activities. Everyone has those friends, you might even be one. I feel like I am still in the "fake it until you make it" phase of this life change. So until this happens I will be setting concrete goals that require activity for their accomplishment.

My second health goal is more then a little embarrassing, but I know I am not alone in this. At 37 years of age, I still bite my nails. Countless New Year's eve resolutions, hopes that my engagement/wedding ring might spur me, and failures have come to pass in my fight against my age old habit. (You had better believe I don't let my kids even put their fingers in their mouths!) This year I feel might be different. I had success last year with exercise, I started this resolution a little before the new year and have had success. Nail biting is worse then eating when it comes to that slippery slope as one slip up, does indeed ruin the whole nail/effort for a time of several weeks. In a week or so I plan to get a manicure to pamper my nails and myself and encourage the growth process. If I were to be totally honest (and here I am doing just that) I think the fear of the day my daughter notices my ugly nails sometime in the future is spurring this one on. Hopefully I can change the future in this case.

Financial, Developmental, and Relationship goals still to come.