So this is my first blog post of 2020 and I just wanted to share with you what my goals are for the new year and how I am doing so far. This past Saturday I had my first weigh in after the holidays and I lost 5.8lbs! So I was really happy about that and it really made me feel like I am on the right track and gave me hope for this year.
2019 was not a good year for me as far as weight loss. It was a difficult year for many reasons and I struggled all year with gaining/losing and in the end I gained 35lbs. I am not happy about that, I feel very disappointed because I know that if I had put more effort into it, I could have lost a lot of weight, so I feel like I wasted a lot of time this past year.
So at this point, I am setting new goals for the new year and moving forward. I am working really hard to get myself back in a good mindset for weightloss and I feel like I am in a good place right now. The challenge is keeping up with it and staying consistent.
My first goal for the new year is to track everything I eat and stay within my points as much as I can. I know that if I track and stay within my points, I will lose weight, so I have to be consistent with this so that I can be successful. My second goal is to be consistent with exercise. Over the past year I’ve been going to gym to work out, but not consistently because I don’t always have someone to watch my kids, so I do have a treadmill at home that I am using now so I don’t have any excuse not to work out. My plan is to exercise on the treadmill 6 days a week, and I feel like if I make this a habit, then it will be easier to stick with.
My third goal for the new year is to get right back on track if I do go out to eat and splurge. One of my biggest problems is going out to eat and making poor choices in what I order, and that leads to me wanting to get more off track by overeating and bingeing on junk food. It is really hard for me to get back on track once I have been off for several meals. So my plan is to get right back on the track the next meal, so that I don’t feel so guilty. I want to allow myself to go out to eat once in a while and enjoy time with family, but I don’t want to go overboard and turn it into a repetitive cycle of unhealthy habits.
And lastly, my main goal for the new year is to try as hard as I possibly can to lose weight and put a lot of effort into it. I feel like the past year I didn’t really try very hard and I got relaxed with tracking and fell back into old habits. And I don’t want that to happen this year. I don’t want to be at the weight I am at now by the end of the year, so I know that if I follow the WW plan and work out, I will make a huge dent in my weight loss goals and be that much closer to reaching my goal weight.
So this new year I am feeling more positive and optimistic that this is the year for me. I am making changes and hopefully by the end of the year I will look back and feel proud of those changes and the progress that I’ve made. I also plan to post more videos on my youtube channel so if you haven’t already subscribed, please check it out. I have been doing some grocery hauls and what I eat in a day videos, but I am planning to do a lot more. If you have any ideas for the kinds of videos that you would like to see, I would love to hear about them in the comments section I also hope to keep updating this blog more consistently to share my weight loss progress. So make sure that you have my blog bookmarked as amandasjourneyww.com because this past year I changed the domain name from cravingbrownies.com and that domain name will be expiring soon.