Now that 2009 is here, many people are once again filling their lives with resolutions. Resolutions are wonderful, but the truth is so many of us let them go months/weeks/days into the new year. So why do we do them? My guess is a lot of it is thanks to peer pressure. No, that is not something that goes away after our teen years. It still exists as an adult and even when we are parents.
This year I am not making any resolutions. Instead, I am making life changes. I want to go back to healthier living. This includes being aware of what I am eating. Making a conscious effort to eat more fruits and veggies and less junk food. If I am hungry, carrot sticks and hummus are a great snack with lots of fiber to fill me up. I will also be sure that I drink lots of water (my main beverage of choice anyway). Of course the item that I am most guilty of is not exercising enough. WiiFit and I need to become more friendly with each other. It is not good that it asks about me and if I stil exist when hubby uses it. Seriously, it really does and it has gotten annoying. Of course I am not simply going to step it up thanks to a machine mocking me.
Having something to look forward to, and being more healthy for my kids is a huge motivator. By starting this now and working on things I could lose 20-30 pounds by the time we go to Disney World. That would be amazing and I like the sound of it. Of couse, I need to drop a lot more weight than that, but it would be a fabulous start.
On that note, I leave you with a link to TechyDad’s fun new Anti-Resolutions for 2009. You will laugh and love them, so please stop by and check them out. Oh and let me know if you are going to write some yourself.