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Nope, no resolutions for me.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Nope, no New Year's resolutions for me.

I know... emoticon

But it's ok. Hear me out. To me, New Year's resolutions are more something I'm resolving to do for the next year. Whatever those resolutions may be, it feels to me that it's more something I aim to do JUST for the next year. That's not how I want my resolutions to be. I want my reolutions to last a lifetime, not a single year.

Make sense?

But - I am working on some goals for the next year. I'm taking my time, though, because one of those goals is to reevaluate where I am occassionally, and rework my plan accordingly. We all know we fall off the bandwagon sometimes, and sometimes we surprise ourselves with how far we get and how quickly. Also, having lupus, I never know how a particular day is going to be. Reevaluating more often will be beneficial in seeing how I am currently doing, and work my plan accordingly. Sometimes I may need to take a step back, others I'll be able to take a step forward. That's ok with me, as long as I stay on track to a healthier me.
I'm thinking a monthly re-eval will be workable. So, for this month, I'm keeping it simple with eating a little cleaner (meaning, for me, more homemade, less processed, and some organics), working with what's in the fridge/freezer first, and getting off my booty more - including working out at work.

Also, this year I want to post more of the meals I am eating. Not only to work on my photography (lack of) skills, but also for some more accountability.

So, here's the first one! This is a dish I made a couple of weeks ago. It's salmon, cooked on a wood plank with a glaze, roasted garlic squash, and my first try of quinoa with a little brown rice mixed in. It was a big hit!

(See what I mean about lack of skills? Haha!)

So, a few blogs ago, I posted some reasons to keep my butt moving. A few people suggested printing out that list for reminders for me. So, I did! And I taped one to my desk at work, and it often gets me up to do a few lunges, or take a walk at break. Love it!

Happy New Year's everyone!
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    2237 days ago
    No resolutions for me either! I love the idea of photographing a meal...I might do that some. Usually, the prettier/more colorful the plate of food - the healthier it is!
    2240 days ago
  • MARTY728
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    2241 days ago
  • STODD251
    I've never been big on making New Year's resolutions, however I love the idea of setting realistic, achievable goals. When I first started goal-setting, it was monthly. At some points, I set daily goals for myself which specifically reflected the challenges I was going to face for that day. It's all about what you need to do for yourself at a particular time. I like the food photos idea also. That dinner looks delicious, regardless of your photography skills. emoticon
    2241 days ago
    I think not having new year's resolutions is fine if that is what works for you. It's great that you want to incorporate these changes for life, and not just for the new year. Either way, the few goals that you mentioned are great ways to get you working on leading a healthier lifestyle. I may also try to post more food photos- it's a great way to stay accountable with your meals! Happy new year! emoticon
    2241 days ago
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