Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year, New Effort

It's a new year. January 1st today! Facebook is an entertaining slew of optimism, half of which is from people who spend most of the year whining or ranting. Don't get me wrong, I love me some positivity, but come on, people!

I stopped making resolutions years ago. If I decide to change something in my life, I won't generally have the patience to wait for January 1st, and if I don't want to change it, then I won't keep the resolution anyway.

I will say, as far as kitchy optimism on social media goes, that this one actually got me.

With that said, I thought it might be fun to make an effort to write something - anything - every day this year. It might be one sentence or four pages or this post might be as far as it goes. It might be stories about my laundry or things about work that will make no sense to anyone but me. Who knows. But writing is good for my soul and also for my brain, and this is my little space, so why not? 

After completing a 21 day sugar detox not too long ago, I'm displeased but not shocked in any way to report that I really hosed myself over the holidays. I started out doing pretty well, actually. It wasn't even cravings that got me - those were gone. The health train went off the tracks when I allowed things to get too hectic and stopped properly prepping food on the weekends. I've learned that a couple of hours of food prep every weekend is going to be the biggest key to my long term success with being healthy.

As I type this, I may or may not be awake too late eating a couple of Hershey's Kisses leftover from my Christmas stocking. At this point, I'm ready to get back on track and feel better. The junk food is almos gone from the house and I'm formulating my plans for the coming weeks.

Wish me luck - I'll need it.