If I’m being honest, I’m not great at setting goals and following through. I’ve never met a new years resolution I couldn’t break within the first two weeks. And yes I know, January is already over, and February is here, but its better late than never to start this whole New Year, New Me thing right?
Be more active
Yes. I want to lose weight. And being more active will certainly help me achieve that. But more so than that, I want to feel better about myself. I don’t want to feel lazy. And I want to be healthy. I want my body to be strong.
I love food. Looooooove food. But indugling in all of my favourites, all of the time has wreaked havoc on my body. I don’t feel good when I look in the mirror. And I feel guilty about how unhealthy I eat all of the time. I don’t want to feel that way anymore. Healthier food choices will help. I want to find foods that I love to eat, but won’t make me feel guilty. And maybe eventually, when I do indulge, I won’t have to feel guilty about that either.
One of the reasons I don’t eat healthy is because I don’t cook enough. Jeff and I eat take out far too often. And when we don’t its usually a frozen pizza, or nachos, or a side kick.
One of the main reasons I don’t cook is lack of preparation. I don’t put a lot of thought into what to make or eat until its time to start cooking. Which rarely works out, because I’m lacking ingredients. So meal planning is likely going to have to happen.
I’m also not very confident in the kitchen. I don’t feel like I’m a great cook. I want to push myself to try more things. Because I’ll never get better without practice.
For the most part, life is good and I am happy. But both Jeff and I feel like we’re spending too much of our lives at home, doing nothing. Watching tv, or YouTube videos. Basically watching other people live their lives instead of living their own. And we want to change that. That isn’t to say that I’m swearing off tv (we all know that I love my shows too much for that), but those shows can be recorded. We want to spend more time getting off our asses. We want to snowmobile, and snow shoe. Go skiing and snowboarding. Spend our weekends hiking or camping. We want to make memories.
I love writing. I really do. And I love this blog. But I’ve found it hard to be as committed as I want to be to this little space on the web, because I haven’t been truly “living”. And if you’re not living, and spending copious amounts of time on the couch, what are you supposed to write about?
I’d ask what your goals and resolutions are, but its February. So instead, have you kept your resolutions? How is it going?