New Year, New Resolutions

Everyone knows the tradition of making New Year’s Resolutions. Those of us who are regular gym members are keenly aware of the large number of people who resolve to get healthy/ lose weight/ exercise more. January and February are the months that are always hard to find parking spots at the gym.

Last year, instead of making a list of resolutions, I made two lists. The first was a look back at what I was thankful for from the past year and the second a list of what I hoped to see in the new year.

This year, I think I’ll do something a little different.

2012 was a year of lots of change for Tony and myself. I started the year by getting laid off and spent the first half of the year job searching and enjoying life as a housewife. Obviously, there were some ups and downs that came from the unemployment, but I look back at the time sort of fondly.

I was able to post more regularly on Fresh Spinach (something I so desperately need to get back to doing), I went to the gym everyday and met many great people there, cooked up a storm at home, and spent more time with my family.

In September, my cousin and I tested our strength.

I ran a 5K mud run in Texas!

I ran a 5K mud run in Texas!

We went on a Caribbean cruise in March, but we had to skip our planned Italy trip.

We went to the stingray sandbar. I touched the stingray, and shortly thereafter freaked out. Tony had to quickly get me back to the boat before I had a panic attack.

From our cruise.

We also moved and both of us started new jobs this year. It’s funny how life turns out sometimes.

In November, we celebrated our first wedding anniversary with a trip back to Sonoma.

The ducks on the square where we were married one year ago!

The ducks on the square where we were married one year ago!

There was some culinary fun:

I roasted a pumpkin for the first time!

I roasted a pumpkin for the first time!

Picked some raspberries on a trip to the mountains.

Picked some raspberries on a trip to the mountains.

We purchased a grill that we love!

We purchased a grill that we love!

I say, all in all, 2012 was a great year!

2013 should be a big year for us too.

So here are my resolutions for a healthy 2013:

1. I will strive to eat leafy greens at least once a day! I feel so much healthier when I eat greens regularly, but sometimes they can fall by the way-side. This happens especially when I just can’t bring myself to cook and end up going out several days in a row.

2. I will strive to make regular trips to the gym. Sometime after getting my new job, my gym habits fell off the grid. I need to get back on that wagon.

3. I will strive to lower my caffeine intake. I can’t fathom that being wired on caffeine all day long is healthy. At least my sleep hasn’t been affected. I’m really good at sleeping!

4. I will strive to cook more and eat out less. Better for my health and better for our bank account!

 

What are your goals for 2013?

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