Sunday, December 27, 2009

Checking in...

Just thought I would write a quick post to check in and see if everyone survived Christmas?? If the food and sweets don't get you, your in-laws will! lol

Our Christmas was nice, but a bit chaotic. We were all crammed into my in-laws place and most of the time it is fun, but as can be expected when a bunch of people are all staying together, things can get a bit hairy.

We had to come home a bit earlier than planned so we could avoid driving in a nasty storm. Yesterday we got freezing rain, then rain and then as the temps dropped in the afternoon, it turned to snow. The end result is a wet, slippery mess. Hopefully Rusty is ok - haven't braved the roads to go check on him.

Anyway, I didn't do too bad in the food department this holiday season. I decided not to do any baking, so I didn't have sweets lying around. I also managed to avoid parties and gatherings with bad food choices (one benefit of being an introvert!). I enjoyed a nice turkey dinner and a bit of chocolate and that was it. I feel pretty good about all of that. Not much in the exercise department, but that will come in time.

I'm working on some decent positive momentum here in frozen littlekeebler land, so here's to hoping 2010 will bring lots of improvements.

I always find the week between Xmas and New Year's to be a bit strange - all of the big events of one year are over, but the new year just isn't here yet... I'm debating whether I want to formalize my goals or skip the whole "Resolution" bit... I find I don't do well with big looming goals and deadlines, but on the other hand, I don't do well without some guidelines to keep me honest.

What are your thoughts? Do you write a big list of New Year's resolutions? Do you skip it and just keep on with whatever you are doing? Do you prefer to write out goals with "SMART" (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely) objectives?

4 comments:

Mrs Mom said...

Well, let's just say *we survived*. The entire Christmas event was.... well... different to say the least.

On the food front- since Dear Husband and I did all the cooking, it was easy to NOT eat. (I know sounds weird right? But by the time the cooking was DONE, I was too tired to eat, and thoroughly SICK of looking at, thinking about, and smelling FOOD. Had to go out and stick my nose in Sonny's hay to clear my head!) After everyone else ate, (and I picked half heartedly at some ham,) I did the kitchen clean up for Granny. Then, I dragged myself home, and to bed. I was toast. Done. Kaput.

And I still am not really into looking at food right now....

As to New Years... your timing with this question is good. I spent quite a while earlier today contemplating that exact question, and am sad to say, I don't really have any answers. Yet.

I do know a few small goals- implementing a new savings plan, riding more when I can (and when Sonny can...), and continuing the Get Up and MOVE more lifestyle. That's about it- nothing lofty, deep, or earth shaking from this corner of the world. Most days, I feel like I'm doing good by continuing to do what I'm doing.

May 2010 ROCK for you, Rusty, and your hubby Laura! I'm looking forward to where this journey leads us all as well!

cdncowgirl said...

My Christmas seems similar... although I did bake cookies & cupcakes. I only had a bit of each though as they all were taken either to my mom's or my in-laws.
The food was good, turkey, prime rib, etc etc. And this will sound weird but my mom made turnips and I was SO glad! I don't make them but I really like them. lol

I'm more into the SMART thing than New Year's resolutions. I've been trying to think of goals to motivate myself with. Should probably work on that some more.

Glad to hear you made it home safe, that kind of weather is nasty!

Kristen Eleni Shellenbarger said...

I think I did pretty well! As a new Vegan, I stuck to it all thru the Holidays (Tgiving I did eat no hold's barred).
I indulged in a few sweets but nothing over the top. No punishment and no major 'treating myself' seemed to work out ok.
I too have to get back into working out now that my horse is going thru Laminitis and will be un-ridable for a year. I want to be in good 'riding' shape the minute i can get back on. Pilates? Yoga?
Keep up the good work! :)

oregonsunshine said...

I ate whatever I wanted, when I wanted. I was good for Thx, so this was an experiment. And, I did bake. I baked a lot.

However, I learned that I don't FEEL good when I eat junk. My insides complained at all the processed foods, my arthritis flared and my body h-u-r-t-s. But, all in all, it was a learning experience!

Yesterday was my bday. The hubby made fudge for me instead of cake. I was done with just one piece. I was good. And it was really sweet. That's also something new for me. Noticing that it was overly sweet and not wanting to finish my piece. I'm making some progress!

I do think you can be SMART and have Resolutions. You just have to be smart about them! Sorry, bad pun! I'm working out what mine are. I'll let you know soon!

BTW, it's back to the treadmill for c25k again! I'll be starting over as I've taken some time off.