Sorry that it has almost been a month since my last post. I am going to do better!
This year I (Sally) made 4 New Year Resolutions. I wanted to wait until January was over before I posted anything about my resolutions. I had to make sure I could make it through the first month without breaking any. My resolutions are not all that difficult but they do require some changes in my daily life. Ok, so here are my 4 resolutions:
1. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
2. Cook at least 3 meals a week.
3. Workout at least 3 times a week.
4. Read one book a month.
I know as you read them you may be thinking those are things I do every week. Well good for you!!
Let me just explain why I chose my 4 resolutions.
Resolution #1: For the most part I only drink water, however there would be days when I would not really drink much of anything. I would drink a little milk in the morning, some coffee, and about half a glass of water for both lunch and dinner. I wanted to start drinking the 8 glasses of water that my body needed. So that is my reasoning behind resolution #1.
Resolution #2: I really do enjoy cooking but some nights after work I would be want to go out to eat and not worry about cooking or cleaning. But eating out for dinner would always cause us to eat out for lunch the following day (because we would not have any leftovers). Over the holiday I went through our bank statements and added up how much money we spent on eating out. I was shocked at how much money we spent each month eating out. At first I wanted to make the resolution about how many times we would go out to eat each week but if we said we would only eat out 3 times a week we would eat out all 3 times. So I told Justin that I was going to start cooking more so we would not go out to eat as much. Each week I have cooked at least 3 meals and most weeks I cook more. We are both eating better and saving money!!
Resolution #3: Like almost every body I wanted to make a resolution to lose some weight. Again I wanted to say that I would lose X number of pounds each month, but I knew if I didn't lose that weight I would give up. So I thought more about it and decided to work out at least 3 times a week. I have been running with a few friends and on February 6 I will be running at 10K. I am already seeing the results!!
Resolution #4: I really enjoy reading however there are times in my life when I am just too busy or lazy to pick up a book and read. Last year a made the same resolution. I read about 15 books throughout the year. However there would be months when I could read two books or more then months when I won't pick up a book. This year I wanted to make sure that I started a new book at the beginning of each month and finished it by the end. I am sure I will read more than 12 books this year but I just wanted to set a goal to finish a book each month.
So now you know why I chose each resolution. I am hoping that next year some, if not all, of these are resolutions become normal in my life and I will have to pick new resolutions.
I am very happy to report that during the month of January I was able to complete all of my resolutions and I am still going strong!!!!!