I spent a quiet new year eve home with the puppies, since John had to work. I’m not big on going out with all the crazy drunks on NYE, and have been feeling hermit-ish lately anyway. It was kind of just another night, but that’s ok, it was a good night with the pups.
I’ve already posted my writing goals for the 2011. I have a lot of little goals, so I’ll just list the bigger goals here. They mostly focus around getting healthy in one way or another.
-Eat healthy. I’m going to go back to drinking fresh juice every morning and afternoon, since I don’t eat many fruits and veggies. I’m cutting out soda and fast food (I do not count Subway as fast food.)
-Be more physically active. I bought a treadmill a few weeks ago, and am waiting for a part that was missing to be delivered so I can use it. I’m going to try the Couch to 5K plan, and hopefully run a 5K sometime in 2011. (I’ll set an exact goal date later.)
-Complete the 100 pushup challenge. Yes, I tried to do this last year but didn’t get very far, so I’m going to do it this year.
-Yoga. There are a couple of yoga studios close to my apartment, so I’m going to spend this next week checking them out and find one I think I will like a lot, then go at least twice a week.
-Meditate daily, even if only for 10 minutes.
-Do more “St. Louis Stuff” such as the Zoo, Cahokia Mounds, Arch, Science Center, etc.
-Volunteer at an animal shelter.
-Be positive. I didn’t do a good job of staying positive in 2010. It was a rough year, but I could have handled it a lot better, so I’m going to try very hard to stay positive for most of 2011, no matter what happens. One thing I’m going to do that I think/hope will help with this is every night before bed, I’m going to write down 3 things that made me happy that day, or that I am thankful for. It will only take a few minutes to do, and will force me to find something positive no matter how bad the day might have been.
Tonight I went to the grocery store and bought stuff for fresh juice, and some chicken breasts. They’re marinating right now, and I’ll bake them tomorrow so I can have healthy dinner for a few days. Dinner is usually the hardest meal for me to eat healthy. For lunch, I’ll eat a Healthy Choice frozen dinner. I know, frozen dinners aren’t the best in the world, but it’s better than what I’d eat otherwise. But dinner, well, I don’t cook much, so that makes it tough. If you have any VERY simple chicken recipes, send them my way. I won’t promise to try them, but I’ll do my best to give it a shot.
I wish you all a happy, healthy, and fun 2011!