The start of a new
century decade is pretty exciting! Happy New Year! I hope you had a great one. I spent mine on the couch nursing a whopper of a cold. The cold is so bad I wrote century rather than decade ? I don’t know about you, but I consumed too much sugar and salt, ignored portion sizes and didn’t get enough sleep over the holidays.
I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions because mine doesn’t usually last longer than a few weeks which leaves me feeling like I failed at something. I love that Oprah calls it a New Year’s Evolution! I think that pretty much sums up what my intentions are going into this new century. It’s all about making some positive changes going forward.
I started by polishing the silverware. Say what? Most people do that before the holidays but I did it yesterday. I’ve decided I need to use even more of my “good things”. I have 3 sets of cutlery. An ugly silver plate set I bought when we got married. My mom’s silver plate set and a sterling set I found at the flea market.
I’m donating my ugly silver plate and going to use my mom’s set for every day. Why not? What am I saving it for? My mom only used it twice a year which seems like a shame so I’m not following suit. It’ll go through the dishwasher just fine so long as it doesn’t touch stainless. ♥
On the health front I’ll be:
Drinking More Water
On a good day, I don’t drink enough water and on an average day, I drink very little. Would an attractive water bottle encourage me to carry my water bottle with me? Maybe. I’ve used this Bobble Bottle for years because it filters as you drink. Most of the self-filtering bottles have a straw. I avoid straws (pucker lines) and prefer this because I can squeeze the bottle to get the water in my mouth. I’m bored with black so I just ordered the white to see if I feel more motivated when I see it.
I also ran across this really cool one called The Crazy Cap. It uses UV light to sterilize your water. Pretty cool technology and you can also just buy the cap to put on your current water bottle. I wish I’d found these before Christmas because I know two people would love it.
A night of solid, restful night sleep is always my goal and seldom happens during the holidays. There are too many thoughts bouncing around my brain and I often get up at 4. Ugh! Now that life is getting back to normal, I’m making time to use my Rose Quartz Crystal Facial Roller right after I get into bed, then reading myself to sleep. I haven’t seen changes in my face from the roller but the process feels soothing.
I’ve been a fan of feather pillows forever but lately, my neck isn’t loving them. Like everyone else who ever watches the news, the My Pillow sounds amazing so I finally broke down and I bought this one.
Eating Healthier Food
I didn’t do much baking this holiday season but what I did, was over-consumed by me. The cookies are gone and won’t be replaced. The popcorn is finished and I won’t be buying more. We’ve topped up our fruit bowl and I’m indulging in that more often now. I’ve dug out one of my favorite cookbooks and am diving back into the veggie section.
Getting Outdoors More
While my daughter was here we went for a long walk that wasn’t necessarily aerobic but lowered my blood pressure just the same. I usually get my aerobics on a treadmill but that’s pretty boring, even while listening to an audible book. Currently listening to this). Once this cold gives me a break, I’m heading to DSW for a pair of walking shoes and plan to get outside more often. Walking is a great form of low impact exercise and much more enjoyable in the fresh air.
Making Exercise a Priority
It’s all too easy for me to put off working out. My daughter took me to the gym last week and showed me a simple routine using free weights and resistance bands that will help build my core, plus strengthen my legs and arms. I haven’t used bands in years! With my bone density test looming in a few weeks, I’ve vowed to get to the gym 3 times a week and get serious about exercise. I just ordered these exercise bands to use at home and when we travel.
Have you made resolutions?
Are you treating yourself to your best things?
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.