A new year.
I used to get all excited about New Year's Day, because it was like a new beginning. And I was ALWAYS starting a diet for my new year's resolution. I haven't had that resolution since 2009, and it feels really good not to think that way anymore. Instead, every day is just about making it through one more day with healthy decisions.
I didn't make any new year's resolutions this year. I am still going to be working hard at maintaining my weight, and being fit and healthy. Last year, I wrote that I wanted to work on paying off my credit card debt, and I've been doing well with that. I paid off about 25% of it (without acquiring anything new), so I'm very happy with that.
Today I ran my last training run before the Ragnar Relay on Friday :) It was just a three-mile run, and I had to do it on the treadmill because the kids are home from school. I watched half of an episode of some crime show--I don't even remember what it was called, because it was boring. But three miles flew by, and I was done!
My next run will be at the starting line in Miami on Friday morning :)
I spent a lot of the day today getting stuff ready for the trip. Tomorrow, I will actually pack everything, and we will head to the airport early on Thursday morning. I cannot believe the time has actually come for this race--a year ago, I had no idea how big of a deal this was going to turn into.
During the race, our team is going to be posting pictures and updates on our social media sites, so if you want to follow along, please do! My username is RunsforCookies on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. We're bringing a white board with us to interact also, so if you tweet us or leave a comment on the From Fat to Finish Line Facebook page, we may respond with a picture. Just something to keep us occupied while we're in the van for about 35 hours! (If you tweet, our hashtag is #FattoFinish).
That whole paragraph actually kind of cracks me up--I knew NOTHING about social media before I started this blog! But I felt like the only blogger ever to not have a Twitter or Facebook (and later Instagram), and now here I am spouting off hashtags. Haha!
I definitely plan to blog while I'm there, too. I imagine I'm going to have a lot to write about, so I may even be posting more than once a day. That's not to be annoying, but just to keep each post from getting waaay too long ;)
Tomorrow, I'm going to do my last weigh-in at Weight Watchers before I leave for Florida. Then when I get home, I'll weigh in the following day to (hopefully) reach my Lifetime status. Terrible timing, to be on an amazing vacation the week before I have an important weigh-in, but I'm kind of glad it worked out that way. I'm not going to be uber-strict with my eating while I'm gone, but at least I'll have it in my mind that I can't gain 10 pounds if I want to reach Lifetime!
I would be very sad to come home and have gained more than a couple of pounds. I'm making it a goal to be 135 or less when I get home. I'm going to loosely keep track of my PointsPlus while I'm gone (I say loosely, because I'm not going to be bring my food scale or measuring cups, of course). This vacation will be a BIG test for me. If I can get through it without throwing in the towel, I can get through anything, I'm sure!