Heading into '11

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I’ve spent the past week thinking about 2010. Wow…what a year it has been! I think I can officially say that it has been the best year of my life in many ways. I accomplished *SO* much…much more than I ever had any other year. I set out to embark on a list of “goals” for 2010 & to my own amazement I conquered all the ones that were truly important to me.


• I lost another 50 lbs! .4 ounces shy of hitting the 100 lbs lost mark with Weight Watchers, but knowing what my weight was 2 months before going back to the meetings officially, it’s 109 lost total.





That’s some pretty heavy stuff to accomplish in just a years time. There were so many new and exciting things I tried (foods, workouts, clothes) and while sometimes it was scary to break out of the mold I had been building around myself for so many years, I broke free of it and let myself become the person I truly wanted to be, all the while never letting myself change the roots of who I really am.  

So what now?? I’ve been reading all of these amazing Tweets & Blog posts about what’s in store for 2011 and all these resolutions and goals that are being made.

But what do I have to get excited about in 2011 when 2010 was such an amazing year?!?!

I was sitting on the couch with my BFF Kimberly last week while she was visiting and she asked me “have you set goals for 2011 yet?” and I said to her, “no, I think I just want to be.”….how fucking lame is that?!? I just want “to be”…what the hell does that even mean?? And Suzi, how the hell do you go from being a rock star in 2010 to becoming a bathroom attendant in 2011 (I mean no disrespect to any of you who are bathroom attendants by the way)….the answer is, YOU DON’T! This was the conversation/argument I had with myself in my head as soon as I uttered those words to her.

Sure, I don’t have so many BIG goals like losing another 50 lbs or working my way up the Weight Watchers member success ladder (I’m already at the top baby!), but I still have a few big things I would like to accomplish as well as little things. Those little things will add up to the overall picture of who I am and they should count just as much!

I haven’t sat down and made a concrete list yet of what I will work on in 2011, but there are a few of things I know I *will* be doing in 2011:

• I’m sure many of you remember my post about my decision to run a full marathon in 2011. Well as of today I am officially registered! On October 2nd, 2011 I *WILL* be running 26.2 miles :)


• As I stated above, I’m .4 ounces away from getting the 100 lb washer at Weight Watchers. I’d like to lose .4 to make my 100 lbs that I’ve lost “official”.

• Maintain my weight. This doesn’t sound as glamorous or as exciting as losing weight is, but I think it just might be the hardest part. It will take some getting used to & there are sure to be many ups & downs (on the scale & off I’m sure) but I’m determined to stay below my goal weight for my once a month weigh-ins!

• Run at least 1, if not 2 half marathons before the big full one in October.

• Run a 10K in 60 minutes or under. I’ve only done one 10K race ever & I wasn’t in the best shape & came in around 70 minutes. I run much faster now than I did then.

• Get into the corporate side of Weight Watchers. For the last ½ of the year my leader talked to me about working for Weight Watchers & about how I would be an amazing leader. This is something that my meeting members have also expressed to me so I am really interested in pursuing this. Of course, it will have to be part time because I’m pretty sure I couldn’t make a living doing only Weight Watchers, but if I could, man…that would be amazing!

So maybe to me it doesn’t seem like I have so many goals that seem crazy monumental or anything, but that’s just being silly. I’m running a FULL marathon in 2011! I’m working on MAINTAING my new weight in 2011! Those *are* big goals & they ones to be celebrated just as much as losing weight was.

I don’t know if I can make 2011 any better than 2010, but I do know that I can work on making it just as good! Whether your goal is to run a full marathon, a half marathon or just finally finish that damn Yoga DVD all the way through, it is a goal you should cherish and work really hard for! It is these accomplishments that matter & shape us into the individuals we want to be!

So lets all make 2011 a *GREAT* year together!!

I almost forgot to state what is probably my most important goal for 2011…drinking lots of beer of course! That’s a resolution that I never forget about ;)

9 comments:

  1. Wow- it was a great year for you! Congrats:)

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  2. Congrats! This year will be even better!

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  3. I have to say, you had an amazing 2010. And i know 2011 is going to be just as great! Can't wait to hear about your training for the marathon & how many beers you reward yourself with once you're done! ;)

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  4. move here so you can be my leaderrrr! <3

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  5. I think your goals are awesome! 2010 was a great year and 2011 will be just as great. You're a great inspiration Suzi and I can't wait to see you triumph over these goals as well. You better WORK! :-)

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  6. this is going to be an awesome year for you! so excited to follow along!

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  7. Congratulations on all your accomplishments. I am so inspired by you. Keep running!

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  8. You've had a great year! I'm looking to the right at your progress pictures, and you look like such a different person now from when you first started WW. I don't mean just size-- it must be the way you hold yourself or something, because you seem so much more confident and energetic (as well you should)! I look forward to hearing more about this marathon. :-)

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