Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Back to the Basics - it's what works!

I hope that this finds all of you happy and full of cheer after the holiday last week!  I have taken a bit of a break from writing - not really on purpose, when life gets busy my writing is the thing that takes the back seat.  But I do really find that I miss it when I go without writing for a stretch.  One of my New Year's resolutions is to write more - it's good for me and I have found out that there are actually people out there that want to read what I write on a more regular basis - WHO KNEW! 

A few weeks back I was very excited because Weight Watchers rolled out their new 2012 Points Plus Plan.  I wasn't really sure how they were going to improve because I really liked the new PP+ program they rolled out at this time last year - but they managed to do it.  I had eluded to the fact I had heard they were going to give Lifetime Members access to eTools for FREE - well, friends it was not a rumor - it is REAL!  I have been back to using the eTools tracker, etc for three weeks and man can I tell the difference.  Since the beginning of December I have lost 4.2 pounds - and I blame it all on the tracking!  I had gotten seriously derailed on the tracking portion of my journey and needed to make a quick correction.  I am really enjoying having the eTools back at my disposal and have also installed the mobile app on both of my phones (work and personal) so I can always keep track and know where I am at for the day/week. 

My workouts have also been pretty consistent - I have been running at the gym and outside, I have started Phase 3 of the New Rules of Lifting for Women and I am feeling pretty good.  It has gotten really hard getting to the gym at the crack of dawn every day but I am trying.  My friends Melissa and Jen are both starting at my gym this week so that will be a HUGE help - there is nothing like knowing someone is waiting for you to get you motivated at 5AM! 

I really hope that everyone made it through the holiday relatively unscathed.  I feel good about the choices I made this past weekend.  I worked out and ate within reason.  I even discovered a new recipe that my aunt brought to NYE - it was so good and I plan to share that on the blog soon.  If you had a rough holiday, health wise, shake it off and start fresh this week.  There is nothing like heading in to the New Year in control. 

One quick obligatory Mom picture from Christmas Day!  My two princesses!

Have a great day!  Be happy and healthy friends!

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