Happy New Year…almost!
Thankfully I’m past the age where I don’t have to stand around crowded parties or bars wearing seasonably inappropriate attire. We’re heading to some friends for a quiet New Year’s celebration with take-out and Netflix.
I’m not cool. I get that. I like it that way.
Anyhoo, it’s my holiday. I look forward to New Year’s Day every year. I know I can undertake new goals anytime I feel like it, but I love the idea of a fresh start and there’s no fresher start that 1/1. So what am I resolving for this year?
So glad you asked!
2015 Goal #1
Go 80% plant-based. I’m not saying I’m becoming a vegetarian and I’m not saying I’m becoming a vegan. I don’t like labels, and gosh darnit I cannot promise to live a life solely devoid of buffalo wings, BUT I do care greatly about the mistreatment of animals in the food industry and the impact our farming practices have on the environment. So, I’m aiming to drastically reduce the amount of meat, dairy, and eggs I eat.
2015 Goal #2
End the year conversationally fluent in Hebrew. I’ve been taking Hebrew lessons for a while now, but as Roy and I map out our future having a bilingual household is one of our goals. If/when we have children we would like to raise them to be fluent in both of our native languages, so I’m hitting the books so I can help in that process and so no one has a secret language in my house!
2015 Goal #3
Get my sexy back. If you’ve been reading for a while you might remember me talking about breaking my metabolism through years of high intensity exercise and low intensity eating. I spent a good portion of 2014 seeing a nutritionist, not with the intention of losing weight but in getting my metabolism back to a functional level so that I could eat like a normal person and not gain weight. That was really, really hard, and I did gain weight, but I stuck with it and I feel like I’m finally back to a place where I can gradually start to lose some of the weight I gained. Instead of the balls-to-the wall diets of my past, I’m going to very slowly decrease calories and stay at each level for as long as needed before weight loss stops. Then stay there a bit longer. Then decrease slowly again, etc. And as far as exercise go, I’ve exercised throughout my trials and tribulations with my nutritionist, but I’ve cut back on cardio and did mostly strength training. I’ll add a bit of cardio back in, but will avoid the cardio binges of my past. I miss my pretty clothes, but I don’t want to screw up my system again, especially if there may be shorties on our horizon (that is something we’re still discussing the timing on, but I’m 32 so it will probably be sometime in the next couple of years). Something tells me this is going to be a long journey.
What are you resolving for 2015?
To help ring in the new year I’m giving away the Weight Watchers: Pick Your Spot Stability Ball Kit. The kit comes with a ball, a pump, a DVD, a 10-week tracker, and some recipes.
To enter, tell me what your resolutions for 2015 are in the comment section below. I’ll be choosing a winner on Friday, January 9th.