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It’s a New Year and a New Me

Around this time of year people are making New Year’s resolutions. I am among this group of people. And like most of them I want to loose weight. My resolution is more of a snow ball resolution however. I want to start by going to the gym for two months consecutively. In the past I’ve gone to the gym but for only about a month at a time. This time is different.

Along with being a physical new me, I’m also venturing out in other ways.  For the first time I will be going to North Carolina, going on a plane and doing it all by myself. I will be going down to warm beaches that reach for miles. I have eight months to trim down and tone up.  I have eight months to shape a new me.

I hear a lot that you shouldn’t go to the gym and eat healthier just to look good. It should be because you want to be healthier and feel better. Here’s the thing, my whole life I’ve been the slightly bigger girl. I was the one who ran a little slower, I was the one who had to wear an extra large in dance class and I was the one who was liked for her personality. When I was about 17 my weight started evening out and things got better in college.

Then life happened. I graduated from college and moved home. I sit at a desk eight hours a day and am sometimes so tried when I get home that Wendy’s is just easier. The truth is, to feel better I want to look better. But I also want go up the stairs without breathing hard. I want to walk down the hall without jiggles. And I don’t want to have heart, cholesterol or blood pressure problems before I’m 60.

I started this blog to keep motivated. If I have to keep updating this every week and sharing I am hoping that I will go the whole 8 months. I start tomorrow. I am keeping a work out log and am starting a new diet. So here’s to a new year and a new me. Let’s see how it turns out 🙂


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  1. * Alexis says:

    Good for you Amy! I am feeling the same way. Got a membership to the gym for Christmas and trying to make better food choices. Hopefully we’ll both be successful! “I’ve been the slightly bigger girl. I was the one who ran a little slower, I was the one who had to wear an extra large in dance class and I was the one who was liked for her personality.” It’s nice to hear someone else feeling the same way. Hope things are well for you outside the fitness world as well.
    Alexis

    | Reply Posted 12 years, 8 months ago
    • * Amy says:

      Aw Alexis!! You are my first comment 🙂 And thank you for the comment! Good luck to you too and your gym membership. It can be daunting at first huh? But I’m thinking the results will be well worth it. If you ever need a “you can do it” buddy or someone to share delicious healthy recipes with, I’m totally here. I hope things are going well for you also 🙂 Talk to you later!!

      | Reply Posted 12 years, 8 months ago


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