Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Post Where I Make Resolutions That I'll Probably Never Keep But I Do It Anyway

I read in Good Housekeeping that you're more likely to keep your resolutions if you write them down.  I've never been good at keeping resolutions but every year I give it the good old college try and I'm feeling a bit more inspired this year than I have in the past, so I figure I'll give it a go.

1.  Eat Healthier:  I'm sure this is on everyone's list.  I really want to start eating cleaner.  More whole grains, less sugar and processed foods, more natural food, less alcohol and junk, and a lot less butter and oil.  I've had great success with weight watchers but I've found that you have to actually follow the program every week in order for it to work.  If you only follow it every other week, you basically just break even, so I'd like to stick to the program.  Also, I need to do a complete overhaul of my fridge and cabinet, throwing out what's bad or bad for me and organizing the rest.  I want to start prepping my fruits and veggies right away and doing a lot of prep work on Sunday for the week so I'm less tempted to cop the, "I'm too tired to cook let's order Dominoes Pizza, cheesy bread, and cinnastix and then wash it down with DogFish Head Microbrew."  

2.  Live Simpler:  I want to declutter, streamline, and organize my home, car, and work space.  I'm the type of person who can live with dust bunnies reproducing under the sofa just so long as I can't see them.  Clutter drives me insane.  I need a way to simplify things and keep them that way.  I'm thinking I'll need a lot of bins and a big old trash bag to throw away or donate things that I don't want, don't like, don't fit, or will never fit again (you hear that skinny jeans, your days are numbered).  I'm all about taking tips in this area so if you have a great tip, let me know.  

3.  Be More Self-Accepting:  I'm never going to have Jennifer Anniston's body, Kim Kardashian's clothes, Carrie Bradshaws friends, or her shoes.  I need to find my happiness in what I have and not what I think I need.  I've heard good things about the book The Happiness Project so once I figure out how to hook up my nook I think I might give that a go.  

4.  Be More Self Nurturing:  I wrote recently about Self Love and how important it is and I want to continue this into the new year.  I want to go to bed earlier, go Unplugged more often, spend more time with my friends and family, and abuse my body less with alcohol, bad food, sleep deprivation, and negativity.  

It's a lot and I'm not expecting miracles.  I'm prepared for a long road of hard, but also enjoyable work.  I hope I can count on your tips and support this year just as I did last year.  

A sappy side note, I just want to thank all of you for your continued support and friendship.  I consider myself very lucky to have you in my life and that you have allowed me into yours.  Happy New Year! And I'll post some very embarrassing pictures of New Year's Eve later, once I upload them.  
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Emily said...

Good resolutions! You had me at DogFish Head, btw! Totally doin a brewery tour this spring!!

In The Babyhood said...

Be more self-accepting...hardest thing ever!!! I will be working on this resolution for 2011 as well. Here's wishing you much success!

Angie said...

happy new year to you!!

Lyr said...

I love the title of this!!! SO TRUE! I want to be more healthy this year too. Lets hope!

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