I’m not much on resolutions. January is full on dedication and then, BAM, life gets in the way. Not for me, not this year.
So I decided to go for a New Year’s Revolution this year. I’m changing my life. Don’t get me wrong, my life is phenomenal but I’m working on myself – to be a better person. So…how?
1. Seven Habits:
Our school division sends all staff to intensive Covey training. I did it a while ago and while it has stayed with me, it hasn’t been at the front of my mind. This year I’m going to put it at the front. How will I do that? I mean it is all fine to say that I’m going to put it in the forefront, but how will I guarantee that I won’t forget my focus come February? Luckily, my school is moving forward with the Leader In Me training, so I will have the opportunity to continue to explore the 7 Habits with my students. Awesome!
2. Healthy Habits: I weighed 268 pounds last week.
Is your mouth hanging open? I mean, what the WHAT? Did I just tell you my weight?
YES I DID.
Before I announced it over my blog, I showed my weight to the people I work with.
YES I DID.
I am running a Biggest Loser Challenge at work. 19 brave souls agreed to weigh-in in front of me, so I weighed-in in front of them.
IT WAS SO LIBERATING!!!
I love myself. I’m okay with my weight. What I don’t enjoy is my bad back, or the possibility that my knees, back and gut could stop me from playing with my kids. So there you go! I decided that was enough and I would lose 25 pounds and maintain that weight loss for a year. I’m 11 pounds down in one week. I know, that is a big loss. Don’t be concerned that I’m going crazy with it – I have been really dedicated to being mindful about my intake. And I’ve eliminated most processed foods and diet pop. I like my junk in the trunk so I’m not looking to become anything extreme. I just want to be healthy and ready to splash in every puddle I can with the little men.
So there are 19 people in our challenge. 11 of them weighed-in after one week. Total weight loss was 38.5 pounds. HOLY WOW! I’m so proud to be working with a staff that is dedicated to modeling healthy choices.
So there you go, my New Year’s Revolution. May your 2013 be revolutionary for you!
UPDATE: After 3 weeks, I’m down 15 pounds. Awesome! I’ve stalled a bit…but I’m adding more exercise so that should change. And as for Leader In Me, I’m part of our team’s Lighthouse Team, so it is going very well! Woot Woot!