New Year's Resolution

Friday, December 31, 2010

No bento blog today, I had the lovely day off, and the weather was fantastic! I've eaten lightly today because we plan on celebrating the end of the year by going to a hibachi restaurant instead of boozing it up, and I want to make sure I'm not terribly hungry when we go but at the same time give myself some wiggle room in my daily allowances. I've never had hibachi before, so finding some delicious and healthy menu items will be exciting! ^_^ I actually like experiences like that.

So, today I've decided to sit down and really think about my new year's resolutions. Every year, like everyone else, I'm sure, I make a resolution to be healthier. But I've found that this goal is far too vague for me to really feel like I've succeeded. I mean, what is " trying to be healthier" anyway? Is it not eating cookies? Is it having a few less cokes a week? Is it running a marathon? How can I expect to be healthier if I don't have a clear understanding of what healthier means to me and my lifestyle? I need very specific goals, or I'm just not going to keep them! That's just the way I am. And according to my PEHP class I took last year (physical education and health program, I think. All about whole-istic wellness), goals need to be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Acceptable, Realistic, and Time-specific. So with this in mind, here are my NEW new year's resolutions:

I will:
substitute non-meat protein sources for meat for one meal a day, and every week I will eat one less portion of meat. That way, by the end of February I'll be completely off meat! ^_^ Lately, it's not just health or the environment (although I've always been partial to vegetarianism for those reasons), but meat just tastes bad to me. Eww, corpsey....

I will:
work on my legwarmers for 15 minutes every day until I finish crocheting them. I don't actually know how long it will take me, overall, but I want to finish them before it stops being cold XD

I will:
monitor my eating and exercise regiment by logging onto sparkpeople every day and recording my status in the handy dandy nutrition and fitness logs.

I will:
walk for 30 purposeful minutes three times a week - at least until I get back to school, then I'll walk the trail every day.

I will:
limit my gaming to 2 cumulative hours a day (yes, this is a significant downgrade XD) and will log my times when I start playing and stop playing to make sure I stay within these two hours.

Since I don't want to overdo it and then not finish anything, I'll stop there. Who says the new year is the only time to set goals? ^_^

Happy New Year, fellow Sparkers!
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