Happy 2013! After a very long break, I’m back! Luckily for you, I am feeling very refreshed and ready to act like the committed blogger I know I should be. I’ve been reading a lot of New Years Resolutions posts today and while you probably have no interest in reading yet another one, I think posting about your resolutions is the perfect way to stay accountable throughout the year. Where would we be without public humiliation? So here goes: my official resolutions for 2013!
1. Focus on portion control: I have absolutely no problem eating healthily – I LOVE my veggies and feel much better when I am eating whole, unprocessed foods. Unfortunately, I love my healthy food a little bit too much and can wolf down the same amount of food as my boyfriend who is almost a foot taller than me and 70 lbs heavier. While I am NOT a believer in strict calorie counting, too much is still too much. Overeating is very stressful on your digestive system and takes away from repair and restoration. So, I plan on making my meals last at least 20 minutes by chewing more slowly and putting my fork down in between bites. That way I’ll have a better idea of when to stop eating (I hope).
2. Sit less: If you haven’t seen the countless literature about the dangers of sitting on your health, please take a second and read them here and here. Sitting kills, slowly but surely (even if you workout regularly!!!). To avoid death by sitting, I plan on standing up for a few minutes every hour at work and walking more. Living in NYC, I already walk plenty but I could always do more. For starters, I plan on standing on the subway and potentially investing in a standing desk (or even building my own). Unfortunately, I’m sitting in bed as I type this. Not a great start, but there’s always tomorrow!
3. Juice daily: I am obsessed with green juice and juicing is probably my number one beauty slash anti-aging tool. Also, whenever I start my day with a green juice, I feel so much more energized and ready to take on the day. I definitely notice that I have more energy when I have a juice before workouts. While I did not enjoy green juices every day in 2012 because of the ridiculous price of juices in the city ($8-$10 per juice!), I just acquired a brand new juicer so I can enjoy them more without feeling guilty for going over budget. Stay tuned for a post on why I am so enamored with making green juices and smoothies…
What are your 2013 resolutions?
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