happy new year, everyone! i suck at blogging during the holidays. the time has come for me to share my new year's resolutions. i didn't keep any last year, what with being pregnant nine months out of the year, and then having a new born the rest of the year, in the middle of holidays and moving. wow, just typing that sentence stresses me out. there was no way i was going to read a bunch of books, sew a lot of stuff, and eat healthy foods. okay, maybe the last one i could have kept, but you know. now that we are kind of settled in our new place (with 90% of your crap gone, it happens pretty quick) i am ready to get serious about this new year. my resolutions this year simple, but not easy.
i need to change my diet. something drastic needs to happen. after river was born, we got pretty healthy. when i got pregnant with austen, it went completely downhill. i answered the call of my sweet tooth and ate practically everything in site that contained hydrogenated oils and refined sugars! it's just so good. i love food. i love eating. it's my favorite pastime. eating food. so this year, i've started off by not only giving up crap like fast food, but also giving up dairy and refined sugar. eventually, i want to give up meat. but this is all temporary -- sort of a detox, if you will. one the main reasons i'm giving up dairy is because i've had horrible acne since i was about sixteen. i've heard that if you've tried everything and nothing helps, try giving up refined sugars and dairy. you don't know how difficult this is for me -- i love milk. i'm on day three and i've already cheated twice by eating food that was cooked with butter. i would give anything for a big glass of milk. the other night, i was craving sugar like you wouldn't believe, and my mom gave me an idea for an all-natural "candy bar." i will share soon in a blog post! this is going to be hard, guys... at the end of my dairy-sugar-meat-free couple of months, i will still try to stay away from refined sugar for the most part, use milk substitutes whenever possible (like almond milk), drink green smoothies as often as possible, and prepare meals with less meats. i have nothing against meat, but it is hard for our bodies to digest and our family definitely doesn't eat enough greens!
i've wanted to start running for a couple years now. my mom's a runner, and now that i live near her, there is no excuse! i am going to start training for a half-marathon in the summer. a big part of me doesn't believe i can do it. i have horrible stamina, i'm in the worst shape you can imagine. skinny doesn't mean healthy or in shape, i can prove that to you by showing you what i look like after i've been running for thirty seconds. i am the last person you'd think would run a half-marathon, but i'm going to make it happen. i believe in my body. i know what i am capable of, even if my mind doesn't agree.
take a picture every day
i was so glad i made this my resolution two years ago. while i didn't get a picture every single day, i took a lot more photos than i normally would. this time i am going to post a photo for every day of the year.
no number. just read. a lot.
i have a problem with patience and yelling. i want to show christ to my children and my husband.
what are your resolutions this year?