I gave up making New Years resolutions years ago, instead choosing to focus on a word. My word last year was "purge"--as in purge my life of extra stuff, commitments, etc... Overall I felt I did pretty good. Countless bags went to the Goodwill. The area I probably could have been better about was taking on too many responsibilities- at the boys' school, baseball, work, etc... Oh well, a work in progress, right?
This year my word is "Health". Specifically, my health! So what exactly will I be working on? I mean, I already exercise like a maniac, what else do I need to do?
First of all, I need to cut back on my candy intake. I eat a lot of candy. Every day. Embarrassing amounts, really. So far I have cut back a bit, but still need to do better.
Next is my calcium intake. Osteoporosis runs in my family, and as a small white woman I am at risk. I have never been good at taking the pills and have never been a big milk drinker. I have been drinking a cup of almond milk every day (more calcium than regular milk and less calories!). Doing great on this one!
And there are other little things I am doing for my health--I have not had a mammogram in over 2 years, so have scheduled that. (good times!) I will listen to my body more--I have a tendency to ignore pain when I am running, until it turns in to something bad. I will stop when I hurt. And I will say no if I really do not want to do something-- be it volunteering for something or going somewhere. And I will take "mental health" days off of work. Every couple months I will block a day to go do something fun for me.