New Years’ Resolutions 2013
I rarely make New Years’ resolutions and when I do, they don’t last very long. However, this year, my resolution is to stick to my New Years’ resolutions. That means no excuses! I have to remember that I made these resolutions for a reason – to improve myself. Without further ado, here are a few of my resolutions for 2013:
Less processed, more organic
Most every New Years resolution starts out with the general, “Eat healthier.” However, that’s not very specific so this year, I’d really like to start eating more organic food, aside from more fruits and veggies. It’s really all about portion control and healthy snacking in between meals. I am a sugar fiend… I love sugar… (my coffee can be found with a layer of sugar engrained to the bottom of my mug) and I realize this isn’t the healthiest thing ever. Rather than giving up my sugar with coffee (oh, I mean coffee with sugar), I have decided to find other healthy alternatives to my morning cup of coffee.
As with processed foods, rather than eliminate them from my diet, which would be expensive and sad, I really would like to simply cut back. While this may mean a little bit more money and an extra trip to Whole Foods every couple of weeks, I am up for the challenge!
Healthy body and mind
The last time I had a yoga class was in college and it was awkward and embarrassing. Aside from the group of dudes enjoying the view from the last row, I was no where near experienced enough to be in this class (my college held one class for those of all experience levels… I just happened to be the only beginner). While everyone else was downward facing dog, I was a plank.
I don’t have a gym membership and I don’t believe a gym membership is necessary to stay fit. Yoga videos can be extremely helpful (and receive extra points for being able to do it in the privacy of your own home) before upgrading to the big girl (or boy) classes.
The pursuit of happiness
Sometimes work and chores and other boring adult things overtake life and you forget what happiness is all about. It’s so important to remember that life is here to enjoy and to keep on doing the things you have always enjoyed. Make time to volunteer or travel. Make 2013 the year to mark some things of your bucket list and make it your goal to find happiness wherever life might take you.
What are your New Years’ resolutions for 2013? Share below!
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