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Sunday, December 29, 2013

New Year's Resolutions!


It's already almost 2014.  You know what that means?  Resolutions.  Yes, you make up this long list of things that you want to accomplish and by the time Valentines hits, you're already forgetting where you put that list.  A year ago, I made a goal to lose some weight.  I thought maybe 25 lbs.  January came and went and I kept telling myself, come on! You have to do this.  February hit and I was still thinking that way, but so much that it was consuming my every day thoughts.  I just knew that I had to start losing weight.  I made the choice then to just do this and it was for the long haul.  I've had plenty (LOTS) of slip ups, days where I thought I just am going to stop weighing myself or moments when I cried because my hard work was not showing (or so I thought).  However, because I woke up each day with the attitude of wanting to change, I DID! Consistency is a huge role in weight loss.

I have thought of some Weight loss Resolutions.  Yes, I still have some since my journey is not over and will never be.  I will always have a food addiction.  I will always want to go back to my old ways and some times I give in.  This time, I am different though because I have accepted the idea that this is a journey and I never will be able to eat "normal" (whatever that means) and I am okay with that.

2014 Resolutions:
Run 3 more half marathons
Reach my goal weight of 165
Wear a size 6
Run an 8 minute mile
Hike Mt. Timpanogos (7hr steep hike)
Get into biking


Now, I realize for someone who is just starting their journey or thinking of doing so, they may think that these goals are something they can NEVER relate to.  I totally get that.  I almost have to laugh at myself as I never thought I would be typing ANY of that up there.

If I were to write out my 2013 Resolutions, this is probably what I would have written:
Run an entire mile without walking
Wear a size 14
Run a 12 minute mile
Sign up for a 5k Race
Get into running
Join a gym

Last year, I was 92 lbs heavier, a strong desire, but no real direction.  I just did what I knew and over time did more research, met other weight loss seekers and found my way.  I still am playing trial and error, but have taught myself so much just like you can.  Don't think that this is something you can never accomplish.  It's definitely false.  


17 comments:

  1. You are amazing and I admire you and your dedication! You are an inspiration to me! I am glad I came across your blog!

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  2. you know you're pretty amazing and inspiring! I love seeing your before and afters on Instagram :) Good job and keep going! I hope that I can get to where you are... I am starting my journey again. I didn't do so well last year :(

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  3. You are awesome. Seriously! And that dress is perfect. Where is it from??

    <3 Kelsey
    Chaos Parade

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  4. Hi, a newbie to the blog. Firstly, oh my word YOU are exactly what I need in my life! I am at the start line of a healthier me! I have seen your IG account (I'm not a stalker! Haha) you are stunning inspiration!! I am a terrible person to make an excuse for my many weak moments but this time I'm actually going to do this!! Next year is my 30th! January 13th 2015....so I am going to look and feel my BEST EVER!!!! Thank you for having this blog!!! X

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  5. For me, the half marathon was WAY harder than hiking TIMP, so you've totally got this! :) I like doing it over labor day... the snow is finally gone which makes the hike easier. Also, I would take the Aspen Grove trail (not the timpooneke trail). It's shorter but steeper, BUT there are two waterfalls on it, and you get to see the beautiful sunrise if you start that early. :) Definitely worth it.

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    1. Yay thanks for the tips! Hiking has been harder for me than running so maybe it will be great! I'm looking forward to the hike!

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  7. Diana! I think I have seen you at local blogger events this past year (you're good friends with Alycia, right?) and I'm not sure we've ever officially met. I love your blog! So real and genuine. I am so impressed by you and your dedication to your goals in 2013. I am the epitome of a person with good intentions who conveniently "gets too busy" by the end of January to stick it out. Your post is a great reminder to not overthink things and to set realistic, measurable goals. I have several this year, and getting back into running is one of them. It has been almost three years since I ran my last half marathon and I'm planning to do the Salt Lake Half (in April) again this year. I would love to see you there! (Or at least stay connected via blogging as we train our tushies off.)

    Best of luck in the new year and keep up the great work! You are beautiful!
    xox
    Amanda
    LittleMissFearless.com

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    1. Hey Amanda! I so appreciate your comment! Ok you're doing the slc half?! I want to know how you like it? I might be able to do it. I plan on doing one in June through American fork canyon but that's all I have planned!

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    2. I've done SL Half twice and I like it a lot... maybe just because it was my first. My favorite half course is actually Top of Utah in Logan (August), but I might have to put American Fork on my list for June, too! The biggest risk with SL Half is the weather--it rains sometimes, but I've been lucky in the past. Let me know if you plan to run it! I think the price increases next week. Ahh, I'm getting butterflies just talking about it! ;)

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing your journey. I found your account on IG and felt an instant connection. Your before photos look just like me, except blonde :). I am a first time mom to a 8 month old little girl and I have always been big but after I had her I grew. I have always been confident with myself no matter what my size but lately that is not the case. I've always wanted and kind of tried to lose weight but you have inspired me to just DO IT! Even with a baby I know I need to take time for me. My goals are small this year but I hope to lose 65lbs. I joined a gym, I want to run, I'm counting calories. Thank you for inspiring me. I am scared shitless but I know I can do this. I will keep looking to you for motivation. Thank you! Here's to an amazing 2014!
    Ellie

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    1. Ellie! Wow girl you are going to go far! Thank you for the comment. You can do it. It'll be hard with a newborn but just imagine the impact it will do for her! That's better than anything :)

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  9. go for cycling! my family has always been into it and i absolutely love it more than any other type of exercise. and utah has the best trails. i love it because you get to see so much and it isnt as hard on my knees as running. but you should definitely get into it. It is the best! ps your blog is such an inspiration! i love reading it!

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  10. It's so good to find a person who can tell you that "the thing you think it's impossible and you gave up so many times" is not impossible at all. I get so round up on counting calories and reading all the "what to do", that I get overwhelmed when it comes to doing. Reading your blog (which I just found, by the way..) makes me renewed energy and puts things in perspective. It's not that complicated: be consistent and don't discourage. Thanks!!:)

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  11. It's so good to find a person who can tell you that "the thing you think it's impossible and you gave up so many times" is not impossible at all. I get so round up on counting calories and reading all the "what to do", that I get overwhelmed when it comes to doing. Reading your blog (which I just found, by the way..) makes me renewed energy and puts things in perspective. It's not that complicated: be consistent and don't discourage. Thanks!!:)

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  12. Those 2013 goals sound just like my current goals. My friend just recommended I look you up this morning, and I am hooked.
    You are my new inspiration. I look forward to doing the things you've been able to do in the last year.

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