New Year's Resolutions Update

I've been thinking a lot lately about my monthly 2010 resolutions, and I want to post an update on my progress to keep myself honest.  And real.  I'm all about keeping it real.
January: walk an hour a day

This resolution is still in progress.  I have probably walked about 1/3 of the days in 2010.  Upon reflection I think I do better when I walk first thing in the morning.  I am still working on making that happen.  My next strategy is getting to school early to walk there.  My school is set up like a shopping mall, so just a few times back and forth from end to end is like a mile.  Seriously!

February: eat 3 fruits and 4 veggie servings daily
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I've had much better success with this resolution, although I haven't met my goal every day.  I have been much more diligent about adding fruits, especially apples, bananas, and blueberries to my daily diet.  I tend to eat my veggies in the evening.  This is where I usually run a little short.  I'm convinced that more menu planning will help me shore this one up.

March: Alternate upper and lower body strength exercises daily.

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Hahahahahahahahaha!  I need to start this one.  Seriously.  

What I did accomplish LAST month was actually my August resolution.

August:   Drink mostly water and tea.  

This is a great one because before water and tea I was addicted to this:

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These are full of artificial stuff, are bad for the environment, and they cost a lot of money - because I HAD to have the cans so the fizz wouldn't go out of the soda like it does in the bottles.

Switching to this helped:

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Not this as much....

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Or this...

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It's gotta be this:
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With ice, no sweeteners, and preferably with some fruit-infused green tea.  YUM!

Or, of course, this:
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I hope you are on track with your resolutions, goals, or whatever you call those things you want to accomplish in your life.  

Happy Saint Paddy's Day!


  1. Good luck on your goals! I'm an iced tea-aholic. It's all I drink. I need to be doing the other things on your list too!

  2. I'm not doing near enough exercise, but I am doing it sporadically and I am trying to eat right. It is hard to do what you are suppose to when you want the other stuff and hate to exercise. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. Oh gosh, this reminds me that I really do need to get out and walk more!

    Kat :)


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