I don't really do New Year's resolutions, but I did want to kick off this year with getting back to a good workout schedule and eating healthier. Between being sick over the summer, the fallout from being sick and then the holidays, my gym record was spotty at best for the end of 2009. I'm happy to say that January has been good to me - I've averaged 5 classes per week and am finally, finally starting to feel my strength and cardiac fitness coming back to its pre-pertussis levels. I've been to a few early morning classes (e.g. 6am and earlier start times) when I've had other engagements for my evenings and am doing double classes on Saturday mornings. It just feels so good. After this summer, I'm not taking my health for granted any more and am loving the fact that I can make it through an intense hour class and feel good both during and after.
As far as the healthier eating bit, I'm cooking the healthy food and watching my portions, but the scale and I are in a huge fight. Let's just say that while I'm not gaining, I'm also losing at the slowest pace ever. Grrrrr. I'm really hoping to take off the 10ish lbs I've gained over the past couple of years, but at this rate, it'll take me all year to get there. Hmph. I'm trying to focus on other tangible evidence of getting healthier - being able to push myself farther in class, lifting heavier weights, seeing increased muscle definition in my arms and back - but it's hard to not focus on that scale. It mocks me.
I know there were lots of us that had health and fitness goals for 2010. So, how are they going?