My New Year’s resolution isn’t going to be a shocker – I want to be healthier – but I won’t be one of those wavering resolutionists, because I will stick to my guns (I know, everyone says that, but seriously, I will). I’ve scheduled a wellness visit with the doctor and will check again next year to see how I’ve compared. Here’s the plan:
- Eat healthier – While I’m not an unhealthy eater now, I do want to work on cutting out unnecessary snacking and the “need” for dessert and pop. When I went to yoga training last August, I went cold turkey with caffeine for a whole month. Now, I can proudly say that I have no real cravings for soda. I do drink it occasionally, but I’d like to drink even less (that includes non-caffeinated pop). I’d also like to eat fewer sweets and more veggies/fruits. For my birthday, I got a Magic Bullet so I can make fruit smoothies; I’m also a huge fan of yogurt with berries. Hummus is one of my fave foods, so I’m going to incorporate that into my snack regime.
- Drink less – I’m no alcoholic, but my social life made my drinking a bit excessive this past year. Though I clearly had a bunch of fun, I might have had too much fun with the alcohol. To help curb the alchie enthusiasm, I’m planning to cut down on my liquor consumption – a maximum of a drink or two, one night a week. Friends, please note that this does not mean I can’t still go out and have fun!!
- Do more yoga – When I was in Hong Kong, I went to yoga at least 3 times a week because my schedule allowed for it. Now that I work banker’s hours, I can’t get to yoga until 5:30 or 6, then it’s at least 7:30 by the time I get home. Can you say starving?!?! Now that my I’m cutting alcohol out of my daily routine, maybe I can fit in more yoga??
- Take my vitamins every day – I’m lazy, what can I say? I need to remind myself to take my vitamins and do my PT stretches with notes in my bedroom.
- Happiness journal – I re-watched an Oprah episode with Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love and as many of my loyal followers know, I love this book! I’ve written plenty of blog posts about it and my adventure in Hong Kong was loosely based on the premise of “finding yourself” in a new place. In this Oprah episode, Liz (yes, we’re on a first name basis here) brought up this idea of a happiness journal where each day you write down 1 thing that you “really, really, really want” and your happiest moment of the day. Only a couple minutes and you’re set with a book full of happy times!
I’m not hoping for luck this year on my resolutions, because they’re all things I know I can accomplish, just have to take the time and make the effort to achieve them.