I love this weeks Top 2 Tuesday subject, although there are several things I'd like to list instead of just two. But, I will be a good girl this week and stick with just two!! :) If you'd like to link up and play along, head on over to The Undomestic Momma. So, anyway, this weeks subject is:
Top 2 things you want to accomplish before the end of the year
1. Lose weight/be healthy
I keep getting in my own way on this subject. I am definitely not disciplined and, as I've posted before, I don't have anyone in my life (either family or friend) to count on for support. Isn't that totally beyond sad?! Even when I'm telling family and friends that I need to eat properly (no more sweets, etc....) and exercise regularly, they literally, in the next sentence say....let's go get ice cream (or whatever). It's like I didn't even say anything! :( Then they all wonder why I don't call or come around much anymore. Luckily, with my new job, I don't eat as much as I have been eating. That's usually because I've mostly been working nights and by the time I get off of work, after being on my feet for 8 hours, I am too tired to eat. I have lost a few lbs without even trying!!
But, honestly, I want to lose the weight in a healthy way which includes regular exercise. Now that I think I've figured out why I have all of the pain in my feet: it was fallen arches (including the swollen ankle), I went and got inserts for my shoes and have been testing them out. After wearing them all day yesterday on my day off, the relief was immediate and when I took my shoes off I was able to walk normally. Go figure....I've been suffering with this immense pain for the past 3 weeks and it was something I could have fixed easily.
Jackie Warner's Thintervention (On Monday nights on Bravo channel) couldn't come at a better time for me. I think she is very motivating (like Jillian Michaels). Since my feet are now on the mend, I can resume exercising like walking, running, and Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. Since this year is almost over (there are 15 1/2 weeks left in 2010) I will give myself a goal of 15 lbs.....and hope for 20!! lol
2. Learn to speak Spanish
I have taken Spanish in Jr High (2 years), High School (3 years) and college (2 years). I have friends and family who speak Spanish, so you'd think I would be more proficient in this language....yet I'm not!! Well, since the majority of my co-workers, as well as my bosses, are bi-lingual in English and Spanish, I think it's high time I finally learn.
Well, those are the top 2 things I want to accomplish by the end of this year. There is a third one (I know you are totally shocked by that!): save enough money to attend the San Francisco Giants Spring Training in Scottsdale AZ in March 2011. Like I said above, I am so NOT disciplined and that includes saving money. So, this will be difficult for me but it's something I really want so let's see if I can finally do it!!
Wishing everyone a great week!!