Happy New Year!!! Just like you, I can’t believe it’s 2015. As the New Year began, one verse of scripture came to mind, Isaiah 43:19:
“Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” (KJV)
This verse makes me think about doing a new thing (or things) for the New Year. With careful thought, I developed my list of New Year’s Resolutions to help create a healthier, more organized life for me and my family.
- Drink more water. Everyone knows the old guideline to drink 64 oz of water a day, but sometimes it’s easier said than done. My job requires me to talk all day to patients and coworkers alike. All that time talking means there’s less time for drinking. For this year, I’m committed to measuring out my fluids for the day, keeping my water bottle nearby at all times, and then actually drinking the water that sits next to me all day.
- No fast food. You might be thinking, “A dietitian eats fast food?!?!” Just like any other person with a full time job, a household to run, kids to care for and a marriage to nurture, time is short. If you fail to plan, it’s easy to fall into the trap of the convenience of the drive through or the pizza delivery guy. This year, I’m committed to avoiding fast food by planning ahead. Which leads into my next resolution…
- Consistent meal planning. Planning meals ahead of time saves money at the grocery store and time spent trying to figure out what to cook during the week. I’m committed to sitting down with the weekly grocery ad and making a list for what our family needs for the week. No more two and three trips to the store each week.
- Exercise. Since I had my second child last spring, structured exercise has not really been a part of life…at all. This is actually ironic since I used to be a D1 college track star at Ohio State…Go Bucks!! That was kind of a long time ago (not really), but that’s still no excuse. To get back into the swing of things, I’m committed to working out 2 days a week for at least 10 minutes. Public health recommendations are to get moderate exercise for 150 minutes a week, which works out to about 30 minutes 5 days a week. So I have a little bit of work to do. Baby steps!
So, that’s the jist of my New Year’s Resolutions. What are your goals for 2015?