Monday, January 04, 2010

January Goals

For this month we have a couple of goals. Every year at some point my dad reads through Psalms and Proverbs in a month. To do this you read 5 Psalms and 1 Proverb each day. I have started this in the past and not finished. Although it wasn't a goal in December, reading my bible more was something I worked on, so this is a good one for me. I will-mark my words-complete this one! :)
The other goal is to eat a minimum of three fresh/unprocessed foods per day. For example, today I ate a clementine, had broccoli, carrots, and snap peas in my lunch, and had a side of broccoli with dinner. Michael ate a pear, spinach with his lunch, and had a side of broccoli with dinner. This one came from many days of holiday foods, casseroles, desserts, and processed foods. My body was crying out for food that came from the earth! :) While any nutritious diet should involve fresh foods, sometimes when life is crazy it seems more difficult to eat that way.

If you are wondering about the mile a day in December- truth be told we didn't make it every day. We did make it a good solid two weeks and then missed a day here and there. Things got really crazy with blizzard 2009 and the holidays. But the goal here is not perfection, but making a good effort. We definitely made more of an effort to run than we would have over the holidays if that was not our goal. I love fresh starts and new resolves....So here is to new beginnings and a sharpened focus! Feel free to join with our goals or share your own.

1 comment:

  1. I am SO with you on loving fresh starts and resolutions. I always have. My mind just works in new beginnings that way!
    I take resolutions more of a month at a time as well. This month I gave up sweets. This had a lot to do with how unhealthy everything I ate in December was - but also because of how much of a weakness sweets are in my life. I figured that if I went a whole month without ANY - then I would be better suited to extremely cut back after this month. So we'll see if that works!!
    I love the reading Psalms and Proverbs one - I might steal it for March!