Wednesday, February 1, 2012


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.

So how are you doing with your resolutions?

(Thanks Suzie for my word art!)


Suzanne said...

I'm glad you are focusing on taking good care of yourself, especially given your profession.

I'm reducing by leaps and bounds. Blog post coming soon!

Anonymous said...

You do eat way too many sweets, I never said anything because I'm not your mother. Oh wait I am your mother ok....stop eating candy now!!