I recently read that this is the time of year when most people have pretty much given up on the goals they set for themselves in January. Sadly, I seem to be one of those people, although it hasn’t been all bad.
Here were the goals I set, with an update in italics:
1. Start out each morning with lemon water. I started keeping a pitcher of water with lemon slices in the refrigerator. Such a refreshing, hydrating way to start out each day! I’ve actually done pretty well with this goal. I don’t always have water with lemon ready in the refrigerator, but I’ve been drinking a big glass of water most mornings when I get up.
2. Follow the Dr. Gregor’s Daily Dozen plan. I love this plan! I received Dr. Gregor’s How Not to Die Cookbook for Christmas and can’t wait to try all of the recipes! I love Dr. Gregor and I love the Daily Dozen plan and most of what I eat adheres to the plan. However, like all of the other cookbooks I convince myself that I have to have, Dr. Gregor’s cookbook has gone mostly unused. Sad face. I tend to get most of my recipes online and use Pinterest to organize them all. Yet, I can’t bring myself to get rid of my cookbooks.
3. Eat out less. Cook more. It’s really hard to make healthy choices when we eat out. Plus, it gets really expensive, so my husband and I are going to cook more at home. We have been eating out less but I think it’s mainly because my husband has been working a lot more. I’ve been cooking some fabulous new recipes. I will post about some of my faves soon!
4. Try a new fruit or veggie each month. Um, not so much. The exotic fruits that I’ve never tried are so expensive!
5. Spend more time with family and friends. I love to host parties; I want to do this more often instead of just on holidays or special occasions. Winter seems to have all of us in hibernation mode. But spring is just around the corner, so we’ll be spending a lot more time outdoors with friends and family!
6. Each month, I’ll give up something that’s not good for me. This month, I’ve given up watching or reading the news. The news has felt very toxic and has given me feelings of complete and utter helplessness, anger, and frustration. Therefore, I want to see what happens if I ignore the news for a month. Stay tuned. I haven’t kept up with this goal of giving up something every month. But I have cut back on watching and reading the news permanently, which has cut down on my stress and anxiety significantly!
7. Each month, I’ll declutter and organize a room in the house. This month, the room will be the kitchen. The refrigerator is a mess. The pantry shelves are a disaster. I can’t wait for this area to be more organized! Another goal that I haven’t even started working on. The year is still young, though.
8. Be more kind to myself. Instead of beating myself up when I don’t eat perfectly or skip a workout, or something doesn’t go right at work, I will encourage and support myself. This goal has actually been going quite well, but is still a work in progress.
How about you? How are your 2018 goals going?