Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Prepared for 2014

I love this 2014 sign - it has everything I am looking for this year. Especially the one at the middle below the 2014 - GOOD HEALTH.

I have been preparing for 2014. I know that sounds silly - having to prepare, but if you read my last few posts you know that I have been dealing with a bone pain in my foot. That is being taken care of with shoe inserts, and I have been able to start preparing for getting back to exercise and making this a year of GOOD HEALTH!!

I went to my "wellness" check up a few weeks ago. My company encouraged us to do this, then we get entered into a drawing to win money. I don't have to win money, I am winning for the pure fact that I am now accountable to myself and a doctor - ever had to be stared down by a medical chart that hasn't changed??

I had my blood taken the other day - waiting on test results.

I asked my FB friends for things that rhymed with 2014 - the one input I really loved was - 
2014 - the year for Queen Maureen to be a lean mean fighting machine!! 
I added 'lean" and fighting (just had to)

I made Daily Check Off lists  -

Water (8 glasses)
Exercise 20-30 minutes
Get up from desk every 30-45 minutes
5 fruits and vegetables
No Fast Food
Healthy Choices
No Soda
10 minutes of stretching
Packed your lunch
No eating after 8 pm
Daily Vitamins
Walked twice at work - 15 minutes each
No Sweets

There is more I could add to this list, but I think this list alone is a daily accomplishment!! I have this list on and 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper, cut into 4's - I will carry a list each day, from the start of the day to the end of my day. I am even tracking my water intake at work - I did it on Monday and Tuesday and I will keep it going. I am trying everything to keep me on task and motivated.

BUT, already Day One and I know I didn't do very well. (blogging is about being honest - right??) I will admit it. I slept, or stayed in bed almost all day. I had some caramel corn that should not have been left over from Christmas. There has only been 2 cups of water, and well, I will admit that 2014 is not starting off good. I will not get down on myself, but I will not let a day off control my laziness!!!

I will say, however, that I did a great hour of cardio at the New Years party I went to last night. I danced and danced and danced. That is a HUGE accomplishment for me in my recent foot issues. I even wore shoes that I knew would hurt at the end of the night, but they only hurt because they were a bit too tight. My tarsal bone is issue in my right foot it NOT hurting today (in fact, since I got my inserts I have had very little pain - I am very grateful for shoe inserts!!!). The dancing was so good for my legs and I can feel the impact today - I am going to keep that momentum going!!

As 2013 came to an end I was informed of a family issue that could derail me. I am not fully ready to share, but I do know that I am grateful that I have been working on my plan for 2014. I am committed to taking care of myself, my son and giving support where I can give it.

The Greatest Resolutions are the Ones You Keep

Wishing all of you a most wonderful 2014!! What words above motivate you in making 2014 awesome!! 



Alan said...

I like the daily checklist idea. Happy New Year!

Maren said...

I think the checklist idea is great too. And keep in mind while doing that, that even if you miss one or two things on the least a day here and there - you're still doing good!!