With a new year approaching we naturally start thinking about resolutions we want to make. To me resolutions mean you have something to resolve or fix. I prefer to use the term goals rather than resolutions. I like to look at the new year as an opportunity to make goals for things I want to accomplish.
Many people have health and fitness goals. Gym’s will be packed in the month of January, but will eventually return to their normal capacities by February. It’s so disappointing to see people with such great goals giving up so quickly in the year. I think that we often make our goals too big or too broad. This year make small managable goals. If the goal is broad though decide on managable steps to take to meet your goal. Here are a few of my goals for 2015 to give you some motivation.
Manage time more efficiently.
I plan to use the early morning hours more often to work on my blog and social media. I spend too much time on the weekends working on this and need to spend that time with my family.
Exercise 5 times per week.
Exercise has been a real priority over the past few months. Cold weather can often make me feel like staying in my warm house and forget about the gym.
Eat two meatless meals each week.
I am continually trying to eat more fruits and vegetables. I don’t love meat and would like to make more meals that eliminate animal protein.
Decrease sugar in my diet by continuing to decrease processed food and make more things from scratch.
First, I don’t agree with the idea that all sugar is evil. I do have a sweet tooth and could do a better job in the sugar department. Like many American’s our family has a busy schedule. Packaged foods do end up in our house. By preparing more foods from scratch we can decrease added sugar in our diets.
Eat more local foods.
I love to eat local foods, but sometimes I just don’t have the time to drive around, going to different locations to pick up the foods I need. It is more convenient to get everthing at one store, but this is not always the best choice for our health or enviroment. In the next month I am going to research where to purchase local raised poultry, beef, and eggs. I also heard about a local business that grinds their own wheat to make flour that I am anxious to check out. I also need to take a trip to a local bakery that grinds it’s own wheat for their breads that I want to try.
I will update you at the end of 2015 to let you know if my goals were met.