I have always disliked the cliche of the new year's resolution, and especially the let down feeling when goals aren't accomplished.
But at the same time, there's a reason why a new year is a great time for resolutions...it is a fresh start.
After several months of our closet selection getting smaller (due to fewer clothes fitting us well), and really gorging the last few weeks over the holidays, E and I were feeling bloated, lazy and discouraged. (not to mention last week I weighed myself for the first time in a year and almost fell off the scale.)
wedding shower, about 2 years & 25(total) lbs ago
We chatted on our plane ride back home about what we could realistically do to change things, and how we would stick to the plans. Not just to lose weight, but to be in better overall health.
This month we decided to start with eliminating red meat and having chicken or fish only 1-2 times a week, eating better breakfasts, and giving up alcohol.
I'm going to try cut down on dairy and starches in my cooking (butter is sooo hard for me to give up!) But Pioneer Woman and I are going to have to take a break.
We are also going to begin walking 30-60 minutes a day. It will be a time to unwind, but still get our bodies moving. I want to start slow, because running can be really stressful for me.) E is going to pick up a little more in preparation for a backpacking trip next month.
I'm really excited about getting started on this plan, but also nervous that we'll drift from it as the excitement peters out. I would love to hear how you stay motivated to be healthy--and please feel free to share your favorite vegetarian recipes!