Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year Resolutions

Well, it's time for 2010 to begin. And you know what that means: New Year resolutions. Normally, I just think of a resolution and then I forget about it until the next New Year. And even then, I usually don't remember what it is. So, in order to ensure increased accountability (sort of) I am hereby writing my resolutions down and publishing them on the internet.

Initially, I decided that my New Year resolution would be to learn how to solve a Rubik's cube. But then I did that before the New Year. So maybe I'll pretend that was my resolution from last year and I fulfilled it in the nick of time. Whew!

In either case, I had to come up with a new resolution(s). So here they are (drumroll, please) the Alyssa Young 2010 New Year Resolution docket:

1. This New Year, I resolve to read the scriptures every day. Lewis and I read our scriptures often, but not as often as we should. And that's just silly considering how easy of a habit it is to make. At least I think so. No excuses!

2. This New Year, I resolve to keep our apartment clean. Specifically, this means
a. Dishes are to be cleaned right after they are used.
b. The living room/kitchen table is a clutter-free zone.
c. The bed is to be made every morning and dirty clothes are to go in the basket, not in front of it.

3. This New Year, I resolve to pack lunch for school in the morning and actually make dinner at night. Snacks are not suitable meals, even when I'm really tired. This also means I need to
a. Get in the habit of removing meat from the freezer to thaw.
b. Plan a menu and actually stick to it.
c. Not be afraid of leftovers.
d. Use the food we buy before it is gross.
Also, I have an indecent amount of kitchen appliances/gadgets/tools for someone with a kitchen my size. I should actually use them. I finally got an apron, so now I don't have an excuse.

4. This New Year, I resolve to exercise regularly. I like to exercise and I like how it makes me feel. I don't know what my problem is that makes me not do it regularly. I mean, we own a Wii Fit, and although you may scoff, I've gotten some pretty good work outs with that thing. In any case, it's better than nothing and I can do it in the comfort of my own, warm home. I'm also considering investing in a set of small hand weights to use with the Wii Fit. My resolution is to exercise at least 5 times each week. It doesn't all have to be on the Wii Fit, but that is a handy start.

Basically, my New Year resolution is to be more healthy. Healthy in spirit through reading my scriptures; healthy in home because it will be clean; and healthy in body because of eating better and exercising. Sounds stereotypical, right? Well guess who has two thumbs and doesn't care? This lady.

So let it be written, so let it be done.


elsalgal said...

I have found that the best cardio workout on Wiifit is hula hoop. At least for me. I ordered the new version, but it hasn't come yet1

Cass said...

That's one of the great things about living on base, there's a gym with a family room where kids can play while their parents work out. And it's free. I've gone every day this week and worked out for an hour each day - and I've lost 2 lbs! Woohoo!

As far as dinners go, what I've discovered to be the easiest way to go is to print out a calendar off your computer. Then write in (a week or so in advance) what meals you're going to cook each night and buy the things you need for those specific meals at the store. Then put the calendar on your fridge where you'll see it regularly. It takes a lot of the guesswork out of things, because you can just look at the calendar and see what you're making instead of having to decide right then and there. Plus, if you find yourself crunched for time, you can pick one of the easier meals from another night and just trade. It saves money that way, too, because you're just buying what you know you'll use for dinners.

Sorry! Long comment! Good luck with your resolutions, Lu!

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