Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Did you make a New Years resolution?

It's a new year and with that come along a surplus of people creating resolutions; attainable or not, it happens.  I'm a big believe in attainable, smaller, resolutions--something you won't give up on five days in.  

For me, it helps to be precise in my resolution, versus something too vague or abstract.  For example, instead of saying I want to be organized this year, I would make a plan to be more organized like, I will only let clothes sit on the floor of my bedroom for maximum three days before cleaning it up, and I will open my mail immediately and action it instead of letting it sit on my kitchen counter.

I shared my resolutions with you so Let's Chat today about yours.

1.  Did you make any resolutions?
2. What are they?
3.  How will you attain it?



JennaJoy said...

I haven't ever done a resolution before, but this year I am going to try and eat breakfast more often. Right now I'm lucky if I have a banana by 11:00 on weekdays. It's mostly just due to pure laziness in the mornings (eat some cereal or stay in bed another 8 minutes? I'll stay in bed) But I hope to be eating a good balanced protein-enriched breaky 6 days a week by 2015. No more hitting the snooze button!

Anonymous said...

My only real resolution this year is to read 100 books. My resolution last year was 52 books, and I was able to reach that by August, so I figured 100 might be doable? I hope so!

I have one fitness goal this year - which is to take it all in moderation. I'm a very 'all or nothing' type person, and I can get a bit obsessive about things LOL. I need to go with the flow this year - if I can't get a workout in - it's not the end of the world. If I have a super splurgy meal, I'm not undoing my whole week or workouts. I need to be more forgiving and realistic :)

Amanda @ Life with A.Co said...

@JennaJoy: awesome! YES, eat breakfast--it's the most important meal of the day (as they say ;) Are you a fan of shakes? Maybe you could do that, it's super quick--you could even whip it up the night before and leave it in the fridge, ready to grab and go! I like meal-y shakes and would do:

PB Oat Shake
-frozen banana
-3/4C rolled oats
-spoonful of peanut butter
-fill with milk

Choc-Berry Protein Shake
-1C frozen berries
-1 scoop chocolate protein
-fill with milk (I like almond)
(this doubles as a dessert for me in the evenings--I make it super thick and eat it with a spoon like ice cream!)

Amanda @ Life with A.Co said...

@Anon: 100 books?! Seriously impressive! I can't seem to get through one book I've had on the go for three months--terrible, clearly I'm not making the time.

And yes, I agree on going easier on yourself, and don't write off an entire week due to one bad meal--just get back on the horse at your next meal!
I try to avoid sugar in the mornings; I find it helps with afternoon cravings. Then, I will reward myself with a treat in the evening if I want one since I was good all day :)

Sarah Palisek said...

My 2014 Sar-olutions are:

1 - Go to bed earlier (by 10:30pm during the week)

2 - Stop hitting snooze in the mornings for an hour (which should be helped by #1)

3 - Say SORRY when I KNOW I NEED TO!

4 - Be the best Mom I can to Baby Blake on the way and be a great and appreciative wife to Steve.

5 - Take up running again in the spring/summer and make time for me and my fitness (post-baby!)

6 - Fit in my size 28/29 designer jean collection by my birthday (Aug 1)

7 - Enjoy the hell outta my year on mat-leave as much as possible!

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