Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 in review

Last day of the year, so time to look back at everything.  Here's the list of goals I set at the start of the year:
  1. Lose an average of one pound a week.  I did not meet this goal, unfortunately.  Just shy of 25 pounds lost for the year, which I must admit, is not too bad.  It's under half of my goal had been, but hey... at least it's over 20 pounds gone, despite the 7 that came back in the last few months of the year. That big drop in the middle of the year was the detox, which I think I should do again in the coming months.
  2. Work out at least 20 times a month.  I killed this goal.  316 workouts during the year.  The best part?  3 of those were U-JAM Fitness classes that I TAUGHT. :)
  3. Cook one new (and healthy!) recipe a month.  I did this, and want to make this a continued focus in the new year.  Need to keep experimenting with new foods too!
  4. Make an effort to eat clean and healthy the majority of the time.  This one is a hard one for me to judge.  I didn't eat out at restaurants as much as I used to, so that's good.  But I can make poor food decisions at friends' houses and even my home too.  Not sure how to balance this one better for next year.
Overall, I'm proud of my accomplishments.  24 pounds gone is good.  316 workouts is great.  Becoming a certified U-JAM Fitness instructor and finding a place to teach is AMAZING.  I also met my informal goal that I mentioned at the first of the year of going to a health spa for a few days, and that was most wonderful.  I need to make sure to keep the good trends going for next year, and let go of some of the bad.

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