It’s that time of year again—time for New Years resolutions! I know some people don’t believe in making resolutions either because they’re ineffective or just cliched.
But I’m not one of those people.
I love making resolutions, as I relish the thought of starting anew and improving myself in mind, body, and spirit. It’s like when I purchase a new planner, with all those empty pages to fill with highly useful information. I’ve just been given another year of life, with lots of days to achieve my goals.
Anyway. Enough of my Franklin Covey-inspired philosophizing. I want to share my list of resolutions for 2013.
- Eat clean-er. Sure, I eat pretty well most of the time, but over the holidays I’ve developed a nasty habit of grazing in addition to three perfectly adequate meals per day. So, I pulled out a few of my Eat Clean Diet books yesterday in an attempt to follow some of her uber-clean meal plans over the next few weeks. Hopefully that will get me back on the right track.
- Drink more water. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you might remember that I used to post most of my daily meals, and there was almost always a tall glass of water next to each one. That habit disappeared over the past year. Hydration is important!
- Run 365 miles. Last year, I read about Rose’s goal to run at least one mile for every day of the year. I liked the idea so much that I decided to adopt it for myself this year. Ever since my injury a few years ago, I’ve had trouble getting into the groove of running again. I’d like to change that, as it’s pretty much the only sport in which I feel somewhat competent.
Monster Dash, Fall 2010
- Return to frugality. Usually I am quite organized about my spending—complete with spreadsheets tracking every transaction. But this year, my fiscal conscientiousness disappeared, possibly due to all the unexpected expenditures associated with moving and getting married. Or, perhaps I just got lazy. Regardless, I need to return to my penny-pinching (hello, coupons!).
- Publish at least one non-recipe post per month. Over the past several months, it seems that I’ve been posting nothing but recipes. I truly enjoy developing recipes, but I want this blog to be about foods and nutrition. I love food, but not just for hedonistic reasons—I also love it because it is powerful medicine. I hope to provide more diversified content here over the upcoming year with an equal emphasis on foods and nutrition.
Do you make resolutions every year? If so, what are your goals for 2013?
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