• 2013 resolutions

    Asked by nancyjac on Monday, December 31, 2012

    2013 resolutions

    I generally don't make New Year's resolutions but it just so happens that the timing is right this year. Pretty much all of 2012 was consumed by cancer treatment and a whole lot of other things went by the wayside. So my focus for 2013 is to get back on the bandwagon with other things. I need to lose the weight I gained this year (35 pounds!) and get back to (or at least as close as I can) my previous exercise level. That's compounded by newly diagnosed arthritis in my knee.

    What are your resolutions/plans/primary focus for 2013?

    18 Answers from the Community

    18 answers
    • leepenn's Avatar
      leepenn

      Yoga - I have this ten minute routine that really helps with my hip flexibility and back flexibility. I broke my hip in March, and I haven't done my ten minute routine since. SO - starting with the new year's, I will return to my habit of my ten minute hip and back flexibility routine 3-4 times per week. It helps with all aspects of my life - from sitting in front of the computer working to doing tasks at the lab bench to racing my bikes to even sleeping more comfortably.

      As for weight - I'm pretty much at my winter weight... and new years is always when I start working back towards racing weight... So, I'll be doing that again as well!

      Here's hoping for a cancer-free 2013!

      Best wishes,
      Lee

      almost 5 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar
      karen1956

      I generally don't make new years resolutions....but I want to walk everyday and twice a day, try to loose 10# (or atleast not gain anymore weight), not snack at night, and try to get back to who I was before BC....of course I've been trying to do this for several years!!!!! I also hope to have my parents move near me so I can be of more help to them....it is hard going to S. Florida (I'm in Colorado) monthly as I've been going the past few months....Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2013 and wishes that NED is all of ours best friend :)

      almost 5 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar
      ticklingcancer

      I have to get in shape this year. I would like to be down by 60 pounds by April. Too ambitious??

      almost 5 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar
      gwendolyn

      I've never made resolutions before but my 2012 was like yours, Nancy, and I feel like I want to make some this year. One thing I did to get the fitness ball rolling was sign up for the Livestrong exercise program at the YMCA. It's free. You must commit to attending the two sessions per week.

      Livestrong at the YMCA:
      A 12-week small group program designed for adult cancer survivors who have recently become de-conditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment and/or disease. Our goal is to help patients build muscle mass and muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance and improve functional ability.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar
      Nancebeth

      I usually don't make resolutions either, but since my 2012 was consumed by cancer diagnosis, treatment, etc, 2013 is when I plan to get back on track with my weight (I gained about 20 during treatment) and exercise as well. I think I am done with surgeries although the chemo caused some damage to my knee so I may need a partial knee replacement. I also want to continue to help women like me with BC.

      almost 5 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar
      gwendolyn

      TC, sounds overly ambitious, yes. Plan to lose 1 or 2 pounds per week. My 2 cents anyway!

      almost 5 years ago
    • packerbacker's Avatar
      packerbacker

      2012 really sucked as far as cancer treatment is concerned (chemo did nothing and I have new lesions), awaiting what treatment will be next. But, for 2013, I want to maintain my weight (lost 15 + pounds) and begin an exercise program. I will continue to find joy in life that I took for granted for so long (ie, friends, family, pets) and get together more with loved ones.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Queen_Tatiana's Avatar
      Queen_Tatiana

      I have Lupus and it is time for me to refocus a bit on my own health issue and stop succumbing to a constant Lupus crash. Getting back to yoga is in my plan. Finally, I have a screenplay to begin, and a second writing project is fulfilling a strong need to write our story of fighting colon cancer. I would also like for Peroll and I get back to the gym together.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Queen_Tatiana's Avatar
      Queen_Tatiana

      TC, 60lbs is a huge amount four months. Please don't set yourself up this way. 5--10 pounds per month is more doable. Wishing you the best.

      almost 5 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar
      JennyMiller

      First of all, nancyjac, I have to tell you once again that I truly appreciate your input on this site -- your knowledge and tips have been a great help. Like you, I am trying to respond when I can in hopes that I can pass on the help and support that I have received from my friends on this site. As for the word "resolution" -- I try not to use it because it weighs me down -- like the word "diet" -- So -- for 2013 I am going to make every effort to appreciate life -- to be on guard but not paranoid about the cancer returning -- to be more healthy -- eat better & move around more -- I definitely need to lose weight so I am in hopes that if I succeed in a healthier lifestyle, that will be a positive result. I would also like to grow more in my faith each and every day -- which is the foundation for all the rest. Happy New Year to Everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      almost 5 years ago
    • myb's Avatar
      myb

      Attending LiveStrong program at my local YMCA for free in hopes of getting my costantly screaming muscles back in shape. Here's link to how I found out about this free program. http://www.1uponcancer.com/2012/12/16/free-fitness-program-for-cancer-survivors/

      almost 5 years ago
    • cris' Avatar
      cris

      I still have most of 2013 that will be consumed by cancer, but I will try & watch what I eat since I am gaining weight from my new sweet tooth(steroids) Thanks myb for sharing the free program at the ymca, I will have to check that out, when I am finished with this journey!!! Happy New Year everyone!!!

      almost 5 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar
      gwendolyn

      Note: The Livestrong program at my local YMCA accepts people still in treatment. You may want to check out your local program even if you are still in active treatment.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Paw's Avatar
      Paw

      Happy New Year to my What's Next family. I wish you all the best. I'm grateful for the good and thank God I made it through the bad of 2012 with no regrets. I have learned a long time ago how to take the bitter with the sweet. My new year's resolution is not to make a new year's resolution. I don't make promises I can't keep so I do things sporadicly in short periods of time. I wish you all a well and prosperous new year.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Gerbil61's Avatar
      Gerbil61

      I plan to live each day as if it were my last. Hug my children longer and more often, smile more to strangers, pray, give thanks for recovery, tell my wonderful husband how much he is appreciated. In other words live life not live cancer. I also want to spread the word in my community the importance of early screening. Happy New Year!

      almost 5 years ago
    • Debbie's Avatar
      Debbie

      I hope to find and become comfortable with my new "normal", whatever that may be. Life has been turned upside down and I'm losing patience with this whole cancer business....

      almost 5 years ago
    • janstar47's Avatar
      janstar47

      Your resolution is a great goal. Good luck and I pray arthritis will not be a problem. For me I will have another PET scan and surgeon will inform me of details. Onc said it'd be mastectomy. Finished 4 taxatere/cytoxan treatments. Two treatments triggered Atrial Fib. Both times hospitalized. On new heart med to control any return of it. We have to See how effective treatment was. Onc recommended stopping this chemo. For two weeks I've begun back pain. Praying really hard NO spread. Resolution to remain positive n not be fearful. All good thoughts n prayers appreciated. Happy New Year. Good health to all. Jan

      almost 5 years ago
    • SpunkyS's Avatar
      SpunkyS

      Eat healthier
      Be grateful for everything and express that gratitude OUT LOUD.

      almost 5 years ago

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