I love the promise of a new year. And although my New Year’s resolutions are pretty standard year after year, it doesn’t stop me from continuing to make them. It’s a time to reevaluate what’s important and to re-emphasize what I want to accomplish in the year to come. To me it’s like hitting the refresh button on an internet browser to get the updated page. Here are this year’s twists on my old faithful resolutions.
1. Expand my workout horizons. Barring illness, flood or famine, I almost always find the time to work out. But with consistency of sticking with something comes the repetition and a sort of laziness that comes with a routine. While I do vary my routines considerably just doing FBG workout reviews, I need to get back on the street for my long walks and jogs, and to the gym more often for more varied cardio. The annual Self Challenge is a great help with workout variation, so stay tuned for more on the FBGs’ participation with that in the coming months. I also vow to try at least three new activities that I’ve never tried before. I’ve wanted to try rock climbing for an eternity, and I’ve never been to a spinning class, so those are definitely on the list. I’m thinking a water aerobics class for option three, but feel free to leave a suggestion in the comments!
2. Up the veggie intake.I’ve got the activity portion of my life under control, but the food is my weak spot. Being super busy, my hubby and I resort way too often to eating out as a fast fix for a meal. My goal is to cook more for a better and more well-rounded diet (the saving money part doesn’t hurt either). I’m also vowing to add more fruits and veggies to my daily routine. I’ve already gotten a head start on that project, adding fruit to my every-morning cereal routine and having fresh cut veggies on hand at all times to munch on.
So there you have it. My resolutions for a healthy and fun 2009. Let the games begin. First stop: spinning class.
Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Let us know what they are in the comments! —Erin
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