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Thursday, December 30, 2010

It all starts January 1st

I hate the "I'm going to start on January 1st" excuse. Too funny because I'm so guilty right now of this! Anyone else? Anyone? (I know you are because I've read it in your blogs... I won't call you out, but you know who you are...)

It's probably funnier to think that I've worked out over 27 hours this month (which is a low month, I know) and I'm still saying "But starting on January 1st, I'm REALLY going to start training. And eating better. And lifting. And stretching." Yeah, you get the point. I'm packing on the pounds now so that my weight loss is more dramatic after the first of the year. I'm going to be the biggest loser (in my own competition).

Maybe I'm already a big loser.

Anyway, I digress.

Tom and I ran 7 miles today. Thought I was going to ralph. My calves were in knots because we did step ups and wall jumps at kickboxing yesterday, then I ran last night. I'm using that as my excuse as to why my run sucked. I know it's really because I have put in very little run training since the marathon (again, I'll start on Saturday). But it was warm here (47 when we left the house), and I was with my hubby so it didn't matter that it sucked. I enjoyed it.

One last thing - creative people, I need help. I want to change my blog layout and look for 2011. Where do you get your templates, and how the heck to you add pictures that aren't a gazillion pixels to the top? Help a girl out, please!

Hope you all have a great NYE. Eat lots. Drink lots. Be careful. And remember...

It all starts January 1st. :)

19 comments:

Beth said...

I am TOTALLY one that will start on Jan.1. sounds like you had lots of reasons for 7 miles to suck, you are hitting it hard already.

Can't help with the blog, but can't wait to see it's update.

Happy new year to you!!!

Jon said...

Jan 1st is just such a convenient date to start all over again! The holidays and craziness that goes with it are OVA!

Derek said...

You didn't read that on my blog, I started 4 days ago. I just couldn't wait any longer so I said f*$k it and got down to business. It sounds like you already have too. Great run today.

Wes said...

crap. I was gonna quit drinking on Jan 1. Now, I'll have to postpone :-)

Christi said...

I just want my routine back so technically that won't happen until Jan 3. I can't wait!

Kelly said...

ha! I love the part about packing on a few extra pounds so the weight loss is more dramatic. I'm only laughing because the very same thought has definitely crossed my mind in the past few days! Here's to 1/1/11!!!

Carolina John said...

I have no idea how to change a blog layout. Maybe I should make that something to learn on Jan 1?

It's going to be a helluva year. Rock it.

MuncherCruncher said...

I just found your blog, and I'm laughing my head off at your post!! My family JUST had this conversation. I almost feel like everyone I know is trying to cram in all the, "bad behavior" they can because they know the whole world changes on Jan 1st! ;) I guess it's great to have some set days to restart right?? Good luck and happy new year!!

Amanda@runninghood said...

I want to know the same thing about the blog...I really want to change the look of my blog but really am not so good at figuring it all out...if you get any great tips...please let me know! :) Love the look of your blog now btw. And how did you get your own personal way of signing your name at the bottom of your blog posts?

Thomas Bussiere said...

Need to start sometime. Why not tomorrow. Like your blog and good luck with 2011.

Sara said...

Happy New Year! Be safe!

Velma said...

I am starting on Jan 1 as well. Your blog looks great. I am trying to add tabs to my page - any help?

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

girlevolving.com said...

My friend, Lauren, helped me with my blog header (I just put the picture in a wordpress template). I loved the design she did for me. If you're interested, you can contact her through her blog: http://laurenshepherdmyheartsays.blogspot.com/

Hope that helps!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Hey Colleen,

Just don't go to the gym on Saturday you know it is going to be PACKEd with all the resolutionists!!

I used picassa and/or picnik to edit my header pics, you can crop them and then lengthen if you need to. Picassa and Picnik are both Google stuff so if you have a gmail account you can find them in the gmail setting area. Email me if you need more help!

Anne-Marie said...

I am having trouble figuring out the blog header too! I am so clueless with this stuff. I spent almost an hour one day last week trying to put mini pictures into a collage for my header banner and got frustrated and gave up. If you figure anything out, you should write a post about it :)

HAPPY NEW YEAR! :)

Alisa said...

I need help with a blog layout too, if you get any good ideas on changing it up, post about it :).

Also, while I'm like a week away from Goofy Challenge I totally feel the "I'm starting on Jan 1" I have half assed this training enough to hopefully finish but I'm not in nearly the shape I was 6 months ago =(....always time for a fresh start.

Molly said...

I'm giving myself until Monday the 3rd, the weekend will be over, the kids are back at school, etc. I did go for a New Years Day run, so it's all good. Happy New Year!!!

Anthony said...

That's exactly why I'm waiting until the 3rd.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

My header took over 4 hours, which felt like 40 and really frustrating

I was a loser and went to the gym while it was nice out

Happy New Years

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