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Welcome to Two Thousand and Healtheaven



Hmmm… two thousand and healtheaven? I'm reaching a bit. I told you I would find 20Zen hard to top. I ‘theme’ my years these days, you see. I used to have a long list of resolutions that never got resolved, so one year (I think it was Two Thousand and Mate) I decided to just give the year a theme and really try to focus on one thing for the whole year.

This year it’s Two Thousand and Healtheaven. Time to pull up my socks and pull on my runners, because I’m not going to worry about anything other than getting everyone in Maxabellaland fit and healthy this year. Of course, LOML is already fit and healthy and, well, so are the Tsunamis, which leaves me – only me! – to carry the 20Healtheaven torch on behalf of us all. So valiant.

I’m not going to give you a long list of what I will and won’t be doing. Theming the year doesn’t work like resolutions. Theming is just being mindful of the theme. See, like most things that are actually really hard, it sounds easy!

It's being mindful of choices and remembering that every choice has a consequence, good or bad. It’s planning meals and deciding to go for a swim rather than read a book. It’s joining in on the trampoline, rather than just watching. It's taking good care of yourself. It’s putting health at the top of your mind every single minute of every single day - I just got a bit new year’s resolutionary there. Most days and most minutes will do.

Effectively, I’m going to keep my Two Thousand and Zen-like composure but add bit of ‘oomph’ to it.

So, hey there - HAPPY NEW YEAR! It feels like I’m going to be running towards a very good year this year. How are you feeling about the year ahead?

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40 comments:

Cate said...

Oh good - you too! I love your idea of joining in on the trampoline - I will link this up on my wed motivation post (if you don't mind :-)...such a great idea
xxxCate

Louisa said...

Happy New Year! xx

Here's to a healthy, happy and peaceful year!

I am brimming with excitement about the year ahead, there are so many things that might happen and I can't wait to see if they do.

I'll obviously keep you posted.
xx

Langdowns said...

Happy New Year! I'm with you. Not into resolutions. This year I'm all about Intentions. I'm keeping it vague though... I intend to make positive forward movement. That's it. Just measurable progress in reasonable time with whatever it is I am doing at the time. Right now I intend to have a nap ...

BabyMac said...

Ahhhh...and life returns to normal. Thanks for your return Maxabella! Happy New Year.

I too and desperate to stop being such a fat mole and to actually see it through past the first 2 weeks. I plan on running, with an Ipod on and EVERYTHING.

Just waiting until the holiday is over...excuses, excuses...

BabyMac said...

Not that I was saying you were a fat mole, that is. I am. It's all me.

Michelle said...

Happy New Year to you, I'm sure you can accomplish your fitness wish with your determination. Rewards always help, some new jewellery or shoes perhaps :)

Gifts of Serendipity said...

Loving it!
I have a word for this year "Light' which has all sorts of implications but one of which is to lighten my body.

Looking forward to reading about how your 20-healtheven rolls out.

Felicity x

Vanessa said...

Happy New Year! Go for it girl! I lost 6kg in the last 6 weeks of 2010, 4 to go. I will be blogging about my 'revelation' later this week.

Teresa said...

Happy New Year to you too! I have the same focus this year - to lose weight. My cousin (and dear friend) Amy has lost weight and is really encouraging me. My doctor and I are having monthly visits and in February I'm meeting with a nutritionist to help me form a weight loss plan for a diabetic.

Yes, I know I should be losing weight "for myself", and that's there, but the way my psyche works is that I don't want to let all these dear people down so it pushes me harder!

Who knew that being neurotic would come in handy some day? Onward ho!

Naturally Carol said...

Well as soon as you reach your fitness and health goals I expect a name change to the year of 20health-heaven! Something to look forward to no doubt!

Being Me said...

Geez, you had me almost up and out the door running then. Go, you good thing! Truth is... I can't jog. I get shin splints real easy (always have, always will). But I have already begun 2011 healthier and done more exercise in 2 days than I did during the entire month of December. That is a crime! (the lack of exercise in Dec, not the daily exercise in Jan....) Happy New Year!

Sarah said...

Welcome back baby! And I'm here jogging along side you into health-even xx

Stacia said...

I want to get healthy, too. I started by giving up soda for the month of January. Is January over yet?? Help! =>

Lesley said...

Cheers to the joining in on the trampoline bit - this is something I don't do enough, or ever, for that matter. Putting more "money in the meter" with the kids is a big goal of mine this year.

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Lucy said...

Music to my ears. xx

TammyJ said...

Sounds great , good luck I look forward to following your journey!

Jade said...

I love it! I might take some inspiration from you!

Lizeylou said...

I am looking forward to another fun year reading your blog and hearing all about your adventures. How fun!!

Catherine said...

Happy New Year to you too, I like reading your wise words:) I'm looking forward to this year and looking after the body (and mind) is in my plan too. Here's to a healthy year! xo

katepickle said...

Yay for healtheven!

I theme my years too... last year was Make it Work 2010 - the year of making the best of things.
This year I think will be 2011 - the year of 'setting the tone'... or something that means the same thing but sounds a lot more snappy!

Happy New Year

the rhythm method said...

Back with a sparkle. Welcome back. You were missed.
Can I suggest - Two Thousand and Legs-Eleven? I have always wanted cracking legs, I might just have to join you on your mindful quest and spend a little more time on the stairclimber at my Lovely Lady Gym. xo

Posie Patchwork said...

Welcome back, happy new year & there are lots of healthy bloggie tips from keen get fit bloggers out there, so happy healthy lifestyle & go go go, love Posie

Notchka said...

And a Happy New Year to you too.

I like your approach with the theming. I've gone the boring ol' 'measurable and achievable' route with a few resolutions - exercise = 3 x 30mins per week but I guess the trouble is if you don't do exactly that you 'fail'.

You asked about my feelings on the year ahead - its one day at a time over here!

Life In A Pink Fibro said...

Hooray, you're back! I like Healtheven, even if you are streeeettttccchhing big time. I don't do resolutions. I'm just aiming for this not to be 20Helleven. Aiming for 20elHeaven. x

Metropolitan Mum said...

I very much like the idea of concentrating on just one thing. Might copy that...
Good luck with the running plans. xx

The Clip Cafe said...

Happy New Year - sounds like a great start and a focused mind :-)

Mammamusing said...

Hooray to 20healtheven!

My goal this year is to get fit and stay fit.

This is a big call for me given my aversion to exercise but I'm determined to find some sort of activity I'll enjoy.

Naomi said...

great goal for the year - you should drop by and sign up for my blogger butt challenge :) Naomi x

MultipleMum said...

20 Health-heaven? You can do it!

Kristy said...

I am happy for a new year. It is time.

Rachel said...

Happy New My Friend... I know great things will come your way... Go Get Them Girl :)

Tai Tai said...

Hi Maxabella,
I found you through my friend BabyMac (thanks Betty) and am LOVING your blog! I've just started one up myself and yours is definitely an inspiration. It just looks so damn crisp! Happy new year and I'll be following intently in 2011! ;)

Bubby Makes Three said...

sounds like a plan!! Here's to a fit and healthy 2011... for you, anyway. I've already broken my health resolution with Maccas for lunch today. But Im going to sweat up a storm at spin class later... so surely one cancels out the other?!?!

Justine@msdilemma.com said...

can I add another one for you.....that you never EVA take another break....hello??? your not supposed to stop medication suddenly.....YOU ARE MY MEDICATION... I nearly didn't make it *wipes brow* glad your back (obviously) and loving the new theme.
I'm on the theme journey too - Organisation!!! lets see how THAT goes LOL.
xox

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

What a cute theme! good luck with this year's goal. I'm not good with New Year's Resolutions but I am trying to work out a monthly resolution. Happy New Year!

Bec said...

I am not one for new year resolutions/failures, but I admit that health is onmy agedna this year. I started the ball rolling or is that the body moving last year but this year I really want to get into it! Good luck, I'll be watching you lol

DancingInTheRain said...

I was looking way to articulate what I wanted to focus on this year and 20 healtheven is perfect! Happy new year to you!

m.e (Cathie) said...

wonderful theme & great motivation!
I definitely need a healthier 2011, so here's to health, love & happiness along the way as well.
many hugs to you Ms Maxabella ♥

Cate said...

btw I took your trampoline suggestion seriously today!!
xxxCate

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