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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas! Let the 7 Day countdown begin!

My son is over at his dad's for Christmas Day this year, which in a way works out great since I haven't wrapped a single one of his presents yet.  You know how people say they use their treadmill as a place to hang clothes?  Right now my treadmill and exercise bikes are Wrapping Station Central.

Bike and Treadmill: Both used twice (really)
I'm starting to get a little prickly about the upcoming New Year.  It's just 7 days away and I've gone rather public with this whole lifestyle makeover.  Not that I can't do it, mind you.  I can (and will!)  I just have this Perfectionism Complex which creates angst if I can't do something perfectly (at least while everyone is watching.)  So one of the things that will have to fly out the window is the notion that I'm going to do this perfectly. (Get on the treadmill every day, eat healthy every meal, remember to blog every single day, etc.)  I need to manage my own expectations so I don't deflate early in the process.  Because this IS a process and it's going to take the whole year to get where I want to be.  

Which brings me to another conundrum.  What exactly are my goals?  "An extreme makeover" is a pretty broad brush to paint with.  So over the next week I'm going to try to make that a little more concrete and actionable.  Weight, exercise, food choices, dental work, hair, makeup, wardrobe.  I suspect there will be more internal makeover action happening, too, as a result, so I might want to sprinkle in a little therapy to go with it all.  (Not shopping therapy, I mean the real kind!)

While I contemplate all of that, I think I better get busy wrapping the too many presents I got for my son, and then dusting off the treadmill to make ready for 2011.

A very Merry Christmas from my home to yours - and let the 7 day countdown to a new me begin!!!!

Carly ♥♥♥

1 comment:

  1. Merry Christmas! I am counting down with you, and you made a fantastic point, expecting perfection could be a disaster in the making.... I need to rethink a few goals and plans myself! Look forward to hearing more!


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