This December I Will...

themedalist
themedalist Posts: 3,211 Member
edited December 2023 in Social Groups
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Hi Everyone!

Thanks for understanding that I needed to hit pause briefly. I enjoy my job, but at the end of the day I need to step away from the computer.

This sunrise winter image really strikes a chord with me. I love mornings! They are a daily fresh start and an opportunity to shape the day into whatever I want it to be! Even with shorter days, there is always a sunrise and new opportunities. A new month opens the starting gate for a string of new days!

Let's close out this year building on what we've accomplished in 2023. You may have new goals for this month or you may want to keep working on your goals from previous months. It's a challenging month for sure-- lots of extra food and get togethers-- but with a little bit of planning and some solid healthy habits, we will be well positioned for a terrific 2024!

Let's make it a great month!


🌷Denise & 🌸Maddie
@themedalist & @MadisonMolly2017


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  • 77tes
    77tes Posts: 7,710 Member
    Ah, @themedalist tough day! I look forward to your inspiring post.
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,002 Member
    edited December 2023
    BHH November I will ….. REVIEW

    🫶 Maintained in the middle of weight range
    🫶 Achieved Zone minute goal
    🫶 Took time for self care
    🫶 Continued to adhere to Solid Habits

    @themedalist Many thanks.
    The accountability of this group really helps keep me on the straight and narrow. I have developed solid strategies to assist me in living a fit and healthy life.

    🤶🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🎅🏻🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🤶
    🤶🎄 December 2023 🎄🤶
    🤶🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🎅🏻🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🤶
    I am a person who values the health and fitness of body mind and soul

    Habits keep me going when motivation flags.

    December I will …..
    December focus:

    📌Mindful eating: I am choosing to keep my festive indulgences small
    🎄
    📌Consolidate Solid Habits
    🪴
    Great Oaks from little acorns grow!
    vr1awsjfroqv.jpeg

    Daily Solid Habits:
    💎Right This Minute: Anti procrastination strategy
    💎Just DO it!!!
    Morning Routines:
    💎Daily Meditation
    💎Walk/Make beds/Shiny Sinks
    💎Post Sole Mates steps
    💎Weigh < 140/log
    💎Monitor %age Fat/Muscle
    💎Log CI<CO/Balance macros
    💎Herbal tea/supplements
    💎Self care
    💎Quality time with DH
    💎Ablutions/dress/Shiny sinks
    💎Breakfast
    In between:
    💎Intentional exercise > 60 minutes
    💎Cardio > 5500 steps
    💎Strength > 15 minutes
    💎Flex > 15 minutes
    💎Active hours > 6
    💎Zone minutes > 25
    💎Declutter > 15 minutes
    💎Daily chores
    💎paint/draw/write/read
    💎Craft/crochet
    💎General chores
    💎Gardening
    💎jigsaw/puzzles/TV favourites
    💎Meet with friends
    💎Quality family time
    Evening Routines:
    💎Sole Mates evening reminder
    💎JGM10Ds/JFT/UAC/Hogwarts
    💎Close Fitbit rings/Zone minutes
    💎Building Healthy Habits
    💎Duolingo Latin
    💎Update Women over 50
    💎Switch off screens at 11.15pm
    💎Clutter Sweep
    YOU are worth the effort!

    🎄Terri 🤶

  • donna25trinity
    donna25trinity Posts: 2,984 Member
    Goals for December
    * Make the Winners circle
    * Track as precisely as I did the last time I lost weight!
    *Sleep deprivation effects your weight loss, hunger , nrg levels and mood.
    * Stay within weight loss calories every day!
    * Loose weight this month.
    * let go of control and ego in all aspects of my life, relationships and work!
    * let go of muma guilt, have me time and Workout time!
    * variety with workouts, sit ups, jogs, weights,stretching, kickoxing, sprints, park equipment, skipping, runs help with mood, minimum 3 weigh sessions a week.
    * Understand that ur weight gain is a psychological issue, if you can resist the urge to turn to food when bored, anxious, lonely, happy, sad, stressed , thirsty and tired your weight issues will be no more, journal write if u need help with this!
    * Stay hydrated.
  • snowshoe072
    snowshoe072 Posts: 4,502 Member
    With all the holiday chaos of home and work I gave at least managed some spin and daily meditation
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,002 Member

    BHH - December
    🤶🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🎅🏻🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🤶
    🤶🎄 December 2023 🎄🤶
    🤶🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🎅🏻🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🤶
    I am a person who values the health and fitness of body mind and soul

    Habits keep me going when motivation flags.

    December I will …..
    December focus:

    📌Mindful eating: I am choosing to keep my festive indulgences small
    🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
    🎄🎄🎄
    📌Consolidate Solid Habits
    🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴
    🪴🪴🪴
    Great Oaks from little acorns grow!
    vr1awsjfroqv.jpeg

    Daily Solid Habits:
    💎Right This Minute: Anti procrastination strategy
    💎Just DO it!!!
    Morning Routines:
    💎Daily Meditation
    💎Walk/Make beds/Shiny Sinks
    💎Post Sole Mates steps
    💎Weigh < 140/log
    💎Monitor %age Fat/Muscle
    💎Log CI<CO/Balance macros
    💎Herbal tea/supplements
    💎Self care
    💎Quality time with DH
    💎Ablutions/dress/Shiny sinks
    💎Breakfast
    In between:
    💎Intentional exercise > 60 minutes
    💎Cardio > 5500 steps
    💎Strength > 15 minutes
    💎Flex > 15 minutes
    💎Active hours > 6
    💎Zone minutes > 25
    💎Declutter > 15 minutes
    💎Daily chores
    💎paint/draw/write/read
    💎Craft/crochet
    💎General chores
    💎Gardening
    💎jigsaw/puzzles/TV favourites
    💎Meet with friends
    💎Quality family time
    Evening Routines:
    💎Sole Mates evening reminder
    💎JGM10Ds/JFT/UAC/Hogwarts
    💎Close Fitbit rings/Zone minutes
    💎Building Healthy Habits
    💎Duolingo Latin
    💎Update Women over 50
    💎Switch off screens at 11.15pm
    💎Clutter Sweep
    YOU are worth the effort!

    🎄Terri 🤶

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  • 77tes
    77tes Posts: 7,710 Member
    Howdy! I’m posting a bit late for the month, but I’ve been working on maintaining my healthy habits.

    My special December habit is to bright the Christmas joy every day. That’s been happening.
    I’m also trying to stay active. I walk, ride my spin bike, and do yoga most days, Today, I’m starting to add in a short strength workout in a few times per week.

    Overeating is my big challenge, and I haven’t decided how to best handle it yet.
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,002 Member
    edited December 2023
    BHH - December[/b]
    🤶🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🎅🏻🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🤶
    🤶🎄 December 2023 🎄🤶
    🤶🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🎅🏻🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🤶
    I am a person who values the health and fitness of my body mind and soul

    Habits keep me going when motivation flags.

    December I will …..
    December focus:

    📌Mindful eating: I am choosing to keep my festive indulgences small
    🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
    🎄🎄🎄🎄
    📌Consolidate Solid Habits
    🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴
    🪴🪴🪴🪴
    Great Oaks from little acorns grow!
    vr1awsjfroqv.jpeg

    Daily Solid Habits:
    💎Right This Minute: Anti procrastination strategy
    💎Just DO it!!!
    Morning Routines:
    💎Daily Meditation
    💎Walk/Make beds/Shiny Sinks
    💎Post Sole Mates steps
    💎Weigh < 140/log
    💎Monitor %age Fat/Muscle
    💎Log CI<CO/Balance macros
    💎Herbal tea/supplements
    💎Self care
    💎Quality time with DH
    💎Ablutions/dress/Shiny sinks
    💎Breakfast
    In between:
    💎Intentional exercise > 60 minutes
    💎Cardio > 5500 steps
    💎Strength > 15 minutes
    💎Flex > 15 minutes
    💎Active hours > 6
    💎Zone minutes > 25
    💎Declutter > 15 minutes
    💎Daily chores
    💎paint/draw/write/read
    💎Craft/crochet
    💎General chores
    💎Gardening
    💎jigsaw/puzzles/TV favourites
    💎Meet with friends
    💎Quality family time
    Evening Routines:
    💎Sole Mates evening reminder
    💎JGM10Ds/JFT/UAC/Hogwarts
    💎Close Fitbit rings/Zone minutes
    💎Building Healthy Habits
    💎Duolingo Latin
    💎Update Women over 50
    💎Switch off screens at 11.15pm
    💎Clutter Sweep
    YOU are worth the effort!

    🎄Terri 🤶

  • snowshoe072
    snowshoe072 Posts: 4,502 Member
    My “I WILL” list for the month a little late but…

    I will make holiday choices carefully
    I will do some form of exercise each day even if unstructured.
    I will be grateful for all I and my family has.

    So far I have kept my exercise, made good holiday party choices and remember how lucky we are each day even with the little bumps in life.
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 10,944 Member
    Vastly increasing veggies & fruits
    1/2 plate veggies, 1/4 plate fruit/fiber rich carb, 1/4 protein✅

    (Eventual goal to have 1/2 my protein from plants but that will be Step 2.)
    Increasing walking distance✅

    Vastly decreasing eating out, fat, sodium✅

    There are so many really great reasons to eat healthily, move as much as we can, and maintain a normal weight.

    Seeing the reality of aging has increased my motivation.

    #healthfirst
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,002 Member
    BHH - December[/b]
    🤶🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🎅🏻🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🤶
    🤶🎄 December 2023 🎄🤶
    🤶🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🎅🏻🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🤶
    I am a person who values the health and fitness of my body mind and soul

    Habits keep me going when motivation flags.

    December I will …..
    December focus:

    📌Mindful eating: I am choosing to keep my festive indulgences small
    🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
    🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
    🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
    🎄🎄
    📌Consolidate Solid Habits
    🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴
    🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴
    🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴
    🪴
    Great Oaks from little acorns grow!
    vr1awsjfroqv.jpeg

    Daily Solid Habits:
    💎Right This Minute: Anti procrastination strategy
    💎Just DO it!!!
    Morning Routines:
    💎Daily Meditation
    💎Walk/Make beds/Shiny Sinks
    💎Post Sole Mates steps
    💎Weigh < 140/log
    💎Monitor %age Fat/Muscle
    💎Log CI<CO/Balance macros
    💎Herbal tea/supplements
    💎Self care
    💎Quality time with DH
    💎Ablutions/dress/Shiny sinks
    💎Breakfast
    In between:
    💎Intentional exercise > 60 minutes
    💎Cardio > 5500 steps
    💎Strength > 15 minutes
    💎Flex > 15 minutes
    💎Active hours > 6
    💎Zone minutes > 25
    💎Declutter > 15 minutes
    💎Daily chores
    💎paint/draw/write/read
    💎Craft/crochet
    💎General chores
    💎Gardening
    💎jigsaw/puzzles/TV favourites
    💎Meet with friends
    💎Quality family time
    Evening Routines:
    💎Sole Mates evening reminder
    💎JGM10Ds/JFT/UAC/Hogwarts
    💎Close Fitbit rings/Zone minutes
    💎Building Healthy Habits
    💎Duolingo Latin
    💎Update Women over 50
    💎Switch off screens at 11.15pm
    💎Clutter Sweep
    YOU are worth the effort!

    🎄Terri 🤶

  • snowshoe072
    snowshoe072 Posts: 4,502 Member
    Well here comes the two tough days lol 🎅so far I have kept myself on track a little weight fluctuating but it’s holding fairly steady. Santa didn’t bring a lot of sweet stocking stuffers or bake many cookies most were given away. Focusing on good choices and appreciating family many changes this year but we have all made it. Merry Christmas and if you celebrate a different holiday enjoy and be present with family and friends.🌲
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,002 Member
    edited December 2023
    I hope everyone enjoyed whatever celebration you had planned. I have been fortunate to have spent Christmas Day with all my family. I chose not to track, but was mindful of my total calories for the day. We haven’t been able to all be together since before Covid, so it was doubly enjoyable.

    Boxing Day we walked along the coastal path with family, then had lunch together. We are hoping to have several more get togethers before two of our grands return to England. I tracked and managed to stay under goal.

    I’m mulling over my January habit. 2023 has been passing in a flash. My Solid Habits are fairly comprehensive so my Focus will be to strengthen and consolidate, wherever possible.

    BHH - December[/b]
    🤶🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🎅🏻🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🤶
    🤶🎄 December 2023 🎄🤶
    🤶🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🎅🏻🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🤶
    I am a person who values the health and fitness of my body, mind, and soul

    Habits keep me going when motivation flags.

    December I will …..
    December focus:

    📌Mindful eating: I am choosing to keep my festive indulgences small
    🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
    🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
    🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
    🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
    📌Consolidate Solid Habits
    🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴
    🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴
    🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴
    🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴
    Great Oaks from little acorns grow!
    vr1awsjfroqv.jpeg

    Daily Solid Habits:
    💎Right This Minute: Anti procrastination strategy
    💎Just DO it!!!
    Morning Routines:
    💎Daily Meditation
    💎Walk/Make beds/Shiny Sinks
    💎Post Sole Mates steps
    💎Weigh < 140/log
    💎Monitor %age Fat/Muscle
    💎Log CI<CO/Balance macros
    💎Herbal tea/supplements
    💎Self care
    💎Quality time with DH
    💎Ablutions/dress/Shiny sinks
    💎Breakfast
    In between:
    💎Intentional exercise > 60 minutes
    💎Cardio > 5500 steps
    💎Strength > 15 minutes
    💎Flex > 15 minutes
    💎Active hours > 6
    💎Zone minutes > 25
    💎Declutter > 15 minutes
    💎Daily chores
    💎paint/draw/write/read
    💎Craft/crochet
    💎General chores
    💎Gardening
    💎jigsaw/puzzles/TV favourites
    💎Meet with friends
    💎Quality family time
    Evening Routines:
    💎Sole Mates evening reminder
    💎JGM10Ds/JFT/UAC/Hogwarts
    💎Close Fitbit rings/Zone minutes
    💎Building Healthy Habits
    💎Duolingo Latin
    💎Update Women over 50
    💎Switch off screens at 11.15pm
    💎Clutter Sweep
    YOU are worth the effort!

    🎄Terri 🤶
  • MadisonMolly2017
    MadisonMolly2017 Posts: 10,944 Member
    I have successfully increased my steps in December.

    I pulled out of being the mail sibling handling my Dad’s Cate as it was clearly jeopardizing my health. My brothers have taken over most of it.

    I can feel myself slowly recovering from the lengthy stress, which is great. I had been feeling really Overwhelmed by things that used to be “no problem” … I see improvement

    My weight went down and up in a 10 day period.,I reminded myself “at least it wasn’t another gain”

    Focus: Exercise:continue to increase steps gradually
    Whack salt back down (ie eliminate processed & restaurant foods)
    Eliminate sugar (eat grapes, cherries, etc instead) My husband & I have agreed to do this as of tomorrow Dec 28. We’ve gradually decreased sugar. And will go to zero tomorrow
  • 77tes
    77tes Posts: 7,710 Member
    Hi all, I did pretty well bringing the Christmas joy and staying active until Covid hit on the day before Eve. Then my daughter with cancer was hospitalized for 3 days.

    We still haven’t done our Christmas morning stockings or gifts - maybe we’ll get to it for New Year’s. While I’m recovering, I’m reading a good book all you habit ninjas might like.
    Rethink Your Position by Katy Bowman.
  • 77tes
    77tes Posts: 7,710 Member
    Here’s the link for the book. I got the copy I’m reading from the library through Libby. https://www.amazon.com/Rethink-Your-Position-Exercise-Everyday/dp/1943370230
  • snowshoe072
    snowshoe072 Posts: 4,502 Member
    @77tes do hope everyone is feeling better.

    Did fairly well with weight didn’t make my spin challenge for Dec but there’s always January. New goals for the new year enjoy what’s left of 23!
  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,002 Member
    edited December 2023
    It’s hard to believe that 2023 is almost over. I hope that everyone is ready to proceed into 2024 with renewed vigour.

    I feel that I accomplished much in 2023. I set some new habits, and worked on consolidating others that have helped me so much in being authentic to my core beliefs. These Solid Habits are integral to my primary goal of staying as fit and healthy as I can.

    Knowledge is power! Therefore, tracking and reviewing progress will continue to provide the data I need to continue to move forward into 2024.

    I lost a friend on 23 Dec, so am only too aware of the impermanence of life, and making the most of each moment we are granted. Carpe diem!

    BHH - 2023 REVIEW

    🫶 Maintained in the middle of my optimal weight range
    🫶 Took time for self care
    🫶 Continued to adhere to Solid Habits

    The accountability of this group really helps keep me on the straight and narrow. I have developed solid strategies to assist me in living a fit and healthy life.
    🤶🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🎅🏻🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🤶
    🤶🎄 December 2023 🎄🤶
    🤶🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🎅🏻🎄🧑🏻‍🎄🎄🤶
    I am a person who values the health and fitness of my body, mind, and soul

    Habits keep me going when motivation flags.

    December I will …..
    December focus:

    📌Mindful eating: I am choosing to keep my festive indulgences small
    🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
    🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
    🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
    🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄
    🎄🎄
    📌Consolidate Solid Habits
    🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴
    🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴
    🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴
    🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴🪴
    Great Oaks from little acorns grow!
    vr1awsjfroqv.jpeg

    Daily Solid Habits:
    💎Right This Minute: Anti procrastination strategy
    💎Just DO it!!!
    Morning Routines:
    💎Daily Meditation
    💎Walk/Make beds/Shiny Sinks
    💎Post Sole Mates steps
    💎Weigh < 140/log
    💎Monitor %age Fat/Muscle
    💎Log CI<CO/Balance macros
    💎Herbal tea/supplements
    💎Self care
    💎Quality time with DH
    💎Ablutions/dress/Shiny sinks
    💎Breakfast
    In between:
    💎Intentional exercise > 60 minutes
    💎Cardio > 5500 steps
    💎Strength > 15 minutes
    💎Flex > 15 minutes
    💎Active hours > 6
    💎Zone minutes > 25
    💎Declutter > 15 minutes
    💎Daily chores
    💎paint/draw/write/read
    💎Craft/crochet
    💎General chores
    💎Gardening
    💎jigsaw/puzzles/TV favourites
    💎Meet with friends
    💎Quality family time
    Evening Routines:
    💎Sole Mates evening reminder
    💎JGM10Ds/JFT/UAC/Hogwarts
    💎Close Fitbit rings/Zone minutes
    💎Building Healthy Habits
    💎Duolingo Latin
    💎Update Women over 50
    💎Switch off screens at 11.15pm
    💎Clutter Sweep
    YOU are worth the effort!

    🎄Terri 🤶


  • TerriRichardson112
    TerriRichardson112 Posts: 18,002 Member
    edited December 2023
    @MadisonMolly2017
    I’m pleased that things are improving for you, and your brothers have stepped up to help lighten the load of caring for your dad.

    Well done on your progress on your goals. It makes such a difference when our life partner is supportive of what we are doing.

    @77tes I hope that you are all recovering well, and there are no long term effects from the crud.

    @snowshoe072 All we can do is keep trying. Giving up is not an option. 😝

    @themedalist I hope you are managing to recharge your batteries. Thank you so much for all you have done for the group. It is greatly appreciated.
  • snowshoe072
    snowshoe072 Posts: 4,502 Member
    @TerriRichardson112 i am going for it short 18.1 miles will let you know if I succeed 🚴. Kate
  • snowshoe072
    snowshoe072 Posts: 4,502 Member
    @TerriRichardson112 just wanted to let you know spin goal completed!!