Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Fresh Start

Every year I start out with big plans for healthy eating, exercising, and organizing our lives.  For the most part we are pretty healthy and active throughout the year, but after the holidays, when I have indulged in rich foods, sweet treats, wine, etc., I feel like I need to start all over again.

Last year I started a Pinterest board for New Year's Resolutions.  Basically I want to:

- Drink more water

- Make smart food choices - I don't follow any sort of "diet" other than Canada's Food Guide. I try to pick foods that "mean" something.  If they aren't going to provide some benefit to me then I don't want them.  I like "power foods" like whole grains, colourful fruits and vegetables, and low-fat meats.  And if you want an alcoholic drink, at least wine has some antioxidants in it to make it somewhat useful.

- Exercise. I am going to continue the pattern of getting up three mornings a week before work and working out.  We have our stationary bike, some weights, a ball, and now a kettlebell (a Christmas gift) so I'll be finding some more home workouts.

- Organize our house. Since we moved in we have been busy.  First with E's birthday, then our electricians, and of course Christmas.  We still have a number of drawers, closets, etc. where things are just thrown in and in need of some help.

- Clean our house. I am not good at cleaning, and while our house is certainly not a pig sty (thanks mostly to Dave), I do want to step up my game.

- Spend more time with family and friends.  It is easy to just hide away in our house, especially during the winter months, but I want to get out more and make more plans. E loves being with other kids, going out to eat, and exploring our city (and we do too), so I hope we can make lots of plans.

- Do something out of my comfort zone.  This has been on my list for the past few years, and usually there is something I've done that accomplishes this.  I don't plan what it will be, but usually something comes up that I can take on as a challenge, so we shall see what this year brings.

What is on your list of resolutions for 2015?
Or maybe this is all I need to focus on (the phrase, not the phone!)

1 comment:

  1. All good ones that I can relate to, as well! I especially like the last one. As I get older I find I am more apt to do the things Where I am safe and not sorry. But I will see if this year I go beyond my comfort zone a already sounds exciting! Cheers!