I didn't really make any New Year's resolutions, since I rarely follow through on that. Before the new year began, I decided I needed to make some changes. I have not been happy with my body image. I plateaued last year and then fell off the need to eat better wagon. I am again trying to make a conscious effort to watch what I am eating and I made the big leap of giving up Diet Coke. I love Diet Coke, love it, but studies have shown that diet sugar products actually can increase weight gain by making you want more sugar. I started to notice I really amped up the candy/cookie consumption with Diet Coke when I made an effort to pay attention to it. I had been steadily exercising for quite a while, but I was on a two week hiatus during the holidays and now need to get back on track. As much as I think the shred is an awesome workout, I don't think it is enough for me. I bought the Biggest Loser Last Chance Workout and so far enjoy that. I also went to the gym today to get back on the treadmill. I think I need more cardio. I am going to make a really effort to run more. I am going to try and incorporate more running intervals in my walking. I liked how it worked for me today. I am also considering doing a trainer session like Michelle did. I think it might be helpful. Hopefully by putting this in writing I can keep myself accountable.