Happy New Year! I am very glad to see 2012 go. It has been the most challenging, difficult and trying year of my life for many reasons. But hey, we won’t get into that. Onward and upward dear blog readers! 2013 is going to be much better. I’m sure of it!
Like a good little sheep, I’m going to make a few New Year’s Resolutions!
January will see a 21 Day Sugar Detox AND a Whole30! Nutso. I need this kick in the ass to become reacquainted with my kitchen and good habits and say goodbye to this little affair with takeout and purchased lunched. This challenge sounds difficult, but hey, combining the two has been done before! Let’s do this!
MOVE MORE! Yeah yeah, I’ve been lazier than I’d care to admit. I did somehow stumble across the finish line of a 5k in September, but I need to pick up my socks. I’m registered for another 5k in May and I did something kind of silly and registered Mr. Foodie and I in a duathlon in October! 3k run, 15k cycle and 3k run. We can do it. I bought a Groupon for a CrossFit box nearby so I’ll check that out too.
I have an online shopping addiction. And instant-gratification-itis. Not only do I eat when I’m stressed, but I spend. Oopsie. January will be No Spend Month! Now I’m not going to go nutter and live only from pantry scraps, but spending will be limited to essentials like fresh veggies, eggs, and gas. Not nail polish, bike accessories, clothes, boots, makeup… Perhaps January should be more aptly termed a “mindful spending month” for me.
RELAX! I need to do a better job at keeping calm. And not like the annoying memes say. I’m going to try to slow things down a bit. Maybe check out a yoga class. I’m on the home stretch of my graduate degree so it if takes an extra semester to finish it up and maintain some type of balance in my life, so be it!
BLOG REGULARLY! Yes, I should do it. This follows from the previous point… slow down. Relax. Enjoy life. I do enjoy blogging! Santa (okay… Amazon and I) brought me From Plate to Pixel and I look forward to improving my food photography as well!
Welcome, 2013! You couldn’t come fast enough!