You may have noticed that I’ve been quiet about my new year resolutions. This year, instead of setting unrealistic goals about what changes I want to see in my life, I took a different approach. I started back in early december implementing changes with a long-term approach. And so far, I’ve been sticking to my plan and am already seeing some big results.
I started dieting, but not a crazy diet. No, I dropped wine and cocktails from my diet and now allow myself to enjoy a glass only on special occasions. No more “a little glass of wine at the end of the day to relax from stress.” I also reduced my portions, nearly by half. While it was very hard the first week, my body quickly adjusted. And finally, I try to choose at every meal the healthiest option. Salad over sandwich, homemade vinaigrette over packaged dressings, etc… These look like simple steps, but they’ve made a big change in my silhouette, and I’m happy to report that so far, I’ve dropped close to 10 pounds.
I started running again. I’ve always loved running. But when my work day is busy, I’m also really good at finding excuses not to put my running shoes and go out for a run at the park. I’m shooting for a 3-session-of-running routine a week, 25 minutes minimum. We’ll see if I stick to it.
I also decided to take more care of myself. My morning routine has changed, and instead of quickly getting ready, I take the time to look pretty, for myself. I started using more natural and healthy makeup products – I’m currently completely hooked on Complexion Rescue tinted cream by bareMinerals. I love how fluid the texture of this gel cream is, how natural and hydrated my skin looks and the fact that it has a SPF 30 protection in it. Plus, it’s packed with humectants and electrolytes that show my skin some serious love.
And finally, in 2015, I want to take time. Time to smell the roses, time to put the computer and iPhone down and enjoy more time with my girls, listen to their drama-at-school stories, and all these little things that make life so precious. Work has been busy in 2014, and while busy is good, a busy schedule also comes with stress. Stress is my worst enemy, because with stress, I eat poorly, sleep poorly, and so on.
In 2015, I want to “Be original, be natural and be good”. Buying flowers for myself, getting out of my home office, enjoying long walks with Miss Daisy, and taking time to reflect on things instead of reacting to deadlines. This is the new me, version 2015.
What were your resolutions for 2015? Have you been sticking to your goals?
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