Am I the only one not totally fired up about it being the new year? Who is not surging ahead with plans for 2011? Who is not cajoling others to do the same? It's funny, last year I was so excited to share my goals for 2010. This year, I'm feeling kind of "meh" about it. I guess that's one truth for me about the health & fitness journey - enthusiasm waxes and wanes, and one just has to be patient about it returning.
I'm definitely not feeling "meh" about 2010; although the last quarter wasn't exactly a blaze of glory, in general, it was a good year for me. I successfully accomplished most of my goals. I did 6 events total, with at least one event per quarter: completed two sprint triathlons, did the bike leg of a tri relay, racewalked a 5K, finished (albeit slowly) a half marathon that was a "maybe" goal, and I even got to run a race in Kauai! Even with my ankle injury, I was able to meet my goal of 1000 miles of activity this year (activity=walk, run, swim, bike, spin, elliptical, etc.), which I logged in Daily Mile. I did some things that my former weight held me back from doing: horseback riding, riding a roller coaster, and wearing a bikini! I completed half of my "pay it forward" items (3 caps) and started on the second half (a dog sweater). And most importantly, I was able to maintain my good health numbers, including keeping my a1c in the 5% range all year.
So for 2011? Well, my only plans so far are "more of the same." I definitely want to continue my "event-per-quarter" plan, to reward being consistent with exercise, and do at least one triathlon (hmmm...maybe this is the year for an Oly?). I've enrolled in a hula dance class, something I've always wanted to try, for January. Other than that, I'm going to stay open to inspiration. I'm also going to swipe my 2011 mission from blogger Debra Sapp-Yarwood, who described a healthful life so beautifully: "Live joyfully most of the time, eat healthfully most of the time, exercise most days and treasure whatever body happens."