December 29, 2007

Getting a Head Start

This past couple of weeks, I've spent too much time in the above position. That combined with all of the peppermint bark and fudge I consumed and whatdayaknow, I'm wearing 3 extra pounds across my backside and thighs. I love to bake, especially at Christmas. I even tried freezing the goodies to keep myself out of them. Turns out, the only thing that tastes better than frozen fudge is frozen peppermint bark. Who knew? Hopefully that is a lesson I will remember next year.

I'm getting a jump on the new year and I'm getting moving now. I've been breaking in my new shoes and making sure my treadmill isn't lonely. I've hung this inspiration board beside the treadmill to keep me going when I feel unmotivated. I put a smaller version inside the door of my pantry. Silly? Yes, but it's working. I find it easier to be successful when I have a goal so mine is to shape up by March 1st when Sweet Hubby gets his bonus and you'll find me here and here rewarding myself.

29 comments:

  1. Good for you--I need to do the same thing. Instead of waiting, I think I'll follow your cue and get moving.

    By the way, I have the very same pajamas--love them!

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  2. I too am not waiting. I love your idea for an inspiration board and am going to make one for myself.

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  3. I hear ya. Great idea to hang the pics next to the treadmill.

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  4. Great inspiration board. I will have to try that.

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  5. Great that you are getting moving! I just received the book _Younger Next Year for Women_ and it recommends exercise almost every day! Thanks for inspiring me to get moving!

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  6. Your clothes-y inspiration board is a great idea. I have a similar one inside my wardrobe to try and remind me not to dress like a bag lady. It is partially successful.

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  7. I absolutely adore your inspiration board. I have now found that Christmas and a holiday to the Caribbean in 6 weeks don't necessarily go hand in hand - the diet sheet beckons methinks!

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  8. Jen, I love the idea of your New Years Inspiration board. A shopping trip to Anthropologie is certainly the perfect motivation :-} Wishing you a Very Happy New Year.

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  9. Great idea. I renewed our gym membership for Christmas so I hope that gets me moving again.
    Nan

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  10. just wandered in from i don't know where. like your blog!

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  11. I love that inspiration board--what a fabulous idea! I'm the same as you...I'm not waiting for the whole New Year's resolution thing...the day that I returned to work this week, I brought my sneakers & took a walk at lunch & plan on continuing it most days. It was really great to get out of the office & get moving!

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  12. Great idea about the motivation board! I think I am going to do that for my new years resolutions! Thanks for the idea! happy new year!

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  13. Good for you!!
    You are inspiring everyone, I'm sure.
    Loved your Christmas picture.
    Glad you are back.
    Happy New Year!!
    Rosemary

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  14. ummm..I know that frozen peppermint bark is to die for!! William Senoma makes one I LoVe!!
    I love the inspiration board I have one similar in my closet but one inside pantry door...genius!!
    With crutches and a recovery of three months I MUST be disiplined with healthy snacking!!
    Thank you for the inspiration!!
    Wishing you peace love inspiration good health and blessings as we move forward to a NEW YEAR!
    hugs NG

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  15. go girl...i too am going to try and make friends (again) with our mr. treadmill. i think i need to imagine mr. treadmill looking like dr. shepherd or something. we also have mr. bicycle...probably mr. connick, jr. will do for the bike. i love the girly chic boutique, looks like a fun place! your three pounds equals my six pounds! ugh! i gotta long way to go. take care and many blessings for the happiest 2008!

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  16. Hi Jenn,

    I hear you...BUT... I have appx 9 pieces of my Dads home made almond roca to finish before I get on board with ya..dont hate me!

    I should have them taken care of before the clock strikes 12 tonight.Uh oh.. what about my moms cheese ball? i better get some crackers...
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
    Lisa
    coastal nest

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  17. Hello Jen...I came by to wish you a very Happy New Year! And much success in 2008!

    Pat

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  18. Hi there. Stop by my blog. I'm having a party for a friend of yours.
    Smiles,
    Nan

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  19. Your have read my mind about the treadmill, How long and what pace on the treadmill?

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  20. Just getting a chance to catch up on your blog - Happy New Year!!!

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  21. Love the inspirational board, what a great idea. Now if I could only motivate myself to put one together and get on the treadmill I'd say I'm doing ok...it's the motivation where I'm lacking!

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  22. I had to laugh about the frozen fudge and peppermint bark. I did the same thing with some decadent butter cookies I made at Christmas. It is amazing how good frozen goodies can taste! Good luck on your journey to better health and fitness. I know you will do just great! Amy

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  23. I have loved reading your blog... so inspiring, so fun to read!

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  24. Great idea!

    Happy New Year! I wish many many blessings for you in 2008.

    Hugs!
    Kat

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  25. I found out that Nigella Lawsons chocolate pistachio fudge tastes better straight from the freezer too! Not good! I love your idea for motivating yourself. It's definitely hard to think about exercising when it is so cold and dark outside as it is here. But a good reminder of why you're doing it definitely helps.

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  26. That inspiration board is a GENIUS idea! I'm trying the work-out route myself, and things are moving so slowly! :)

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  27. the orange Boden vest slayed me, too...

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