Friday, December 30, 2016

What I am looking forward to in 2017

I don't really feel like doing resolutions. Goal may be a better word, but there are also just things I am looking forward to

TRIPS (the lack of trips is actually something I am looking forward to too!)
  • 2 week trip out west
  • Booking a trip to Universal for 2018

  • Built-ins in family room: Entertainment center and 2 book shelves; new paint and flooring

  • I am setting my goal to 365 miles. No, I am not going to streak. But I want to get out there every Sunday and 1-2 during the week (even if that means the dreaded treadmill)
  • More steps - wear my Garmin every day and log my steps - try to get to 10,000 even if that means walking on the treadmill - but do need to get up from my desk more often
  • We hope to get an exercise bike soon - my big exercise goal for 2018 will be to do a Sprint Triathlon so need to get biking
  • Need to get into the pool as well - I may take adult swimming lessong
WELL  BEING (not going to make a goal of how much I will lose - that never works)
  • Weigh myself every day
  • Re-join Weight Watchers (well I am still paying for it, I just don't go)
  • Sleep more
  • No soda, no buying lunches
  • 100 oz of water a day
  • More variety of meals (don't care if the kids (or even my husband) doesn't like them)
  • Eat less
  • Me time - get back to (or start new ones) my hobbies - piano, photography, scrapbooking
  • Get outside more
  • Work harder at work
  • Be more present in my kids' lives
  • Less screen time (except if I am reading a book)

Bye Bye 2016

What a long, strange year it has been....I will not be sad to see it go.
But it hasn't been all bad - First are the good things:


March - Great Wolf Lodge for my son's 7th birthday

April - Disney trip and cruise

August family vacation to Montreal and Smuggler's Notch

December trip to New York City at Christmas time

The major thing was finishing our basement

I finally got my red front door

We painted our office and dining room (and all our bedrooms - not shown)

I started New Year's with my typical 5K

I ran 3 races (3, 4, and 5 miles) over 3 weekends

I ran a 10K before getting on our boat

I finally ran the 6.66 Devil's Chase

But overall it was a long, sad year
While we didn't lose any of our remaining (1) parents, my husband did lose his grandmother, our last remaining grandparent.
The biggest thing was my mom selling my childhood home. It was her choice and I feel better with her in a retirement community, but emptying the house took up 1/2 my Sundays this year

The house situation (both hers and mine) was mentally draining. Due to busy weekends, my running took a major hit. I only ran 177 miles (the previous 2 years had been slightly over 400). I didn't get up in the mornings because I was just so drained. I bagged out of more races than I actually ran. I did a #runstreak for 14 days - it was supposed to be Thanksgiving to New Year's, but after 2 weeks we lost heat in part of our house on-and-off for a week - it was very stressful (and very cold) so going down into a cold basement on the treadmill wasn't going to happen. And I haven't run since then (December 7th)

My weight - I am back to where I was in November 2012. I never, ever thought I would be there. It sucks. 2017 I really have to do something about that. But what I want in 2017 in another post.