Welp, we somehow survived 2016. A new year is upon us and that usually comes with its fair share of resolutions. Even if you say you’re not into that stuff, many times you find yourself making secret promises to yourself for the year ahead. Maybe this one will finally your year. The one where you accomplish all of the things you’ve been waiting for.
In the past, this was a touchy subject for me. I always made the same exact resolution year after year. I bet you can guess exactly what it was too. I resolved to lose weight and turned towards getting a salad every once in a while and infrequent trips to the gym. No matter how hard I hit January, it didn’t take much time to peter out. I hardly lasted long enough to find any measure of success. So, last year, I decided to change things up a bit.
I decided I was going to choose a resolution that was attainable for me. Something that would benefit me and be easy to add into my daily routine. I’m not saying losing weight can’t be attainable, I’m merely pointing out that I was aiming for a large goal instead of taking baby steps. For those of you that can go straight towards a big goal, I admire you. I’m more of a piece-by-piece girl. If I take on too much too fast, I tend to fail. So, back to last year, I resolved to drink more water and you know what? I made it happen. Before, I was drinking pretty much everything but water so it wasn’t hard to adjust. I’d just make a conscious effort to order it when eating out, and have a glass at home. These small and easy changes made it possible to have this small win.
Since my resolution process worked so well last year, I wanted to try it out again. Overall, I want to live a healthier life. I’m not as focused on losing the pounds as I am feeling better. I need more energy. I need less set backs physically. So here’s what I’ve decided to work towards this year.
- Get Tested for Sleep Apnea- My husband’s convinced I have it. Not only do I keep him up from snoring (poor guy) but he tells me I stop breathing several times at night. It freaks him out. I’m always tired and have low energy. They say you’ll have weight issues if you’re not getting enough sleep.
- Make Healthier Eating Decisions- I feel this may be an easy thing to ease into my daily routine. I’m not going to do anything drastic because it won’t last, no matter how much I’d like it to. I’m just going to opt for more vegetables and cook more.
- Exercise More- I rarely exercise. It’s not because I don’t want to, it’s just my time is very limited. I mean, I don’t really like to workout but I would if I had more free time. I usually wake up, go to work, sit in traffic, cook, wash dishes, give my daughter a bath and put her to bed. By the time that’s all done, I have about two hours to shower and just wind down from the day. There’s not a lot of wiggle room but I want to find a solution that works for me.
So, here’s to 2017, a new year to make positive changes. Share with me, what are your resolutions this year?