When people ask what my new year's resolution is I usually tell them it's " to not make any resolutions." People almost never keep them and they are always the same. I don't feel the need to set myself up for failure and the guilt associated with it. I don't make resolutions. This fact creates a problem. I need to make some changes to my daily life.
Most of you don't see me every day and so you don't know that I have put on way too much weight. I have never really been what anyone would call thin, but I was generally healthy. I can no longer say that. This move coupled with both the stress of finishing my degree and my retail work schedule has taken its toll. I need to lose weight. I am not going on a diet. Strict rules are not my thing. Counting points is not something I want to do. Having food shipped to me is not an option either. I need to move more and eat less. I want to fit in my clothes again. So I am looking for healthy recipes. I want to make delicious food that isn't full of fat. I also want variety. Eating chicken and salmon every day is not going to cut it, especially if it's boring. Please send me any yummy and healthy recipes. Thanks.
On a side note I am also going to be more active. In my time here, I have tried to get back on an exercise regimen several times and I failed. Our old apartment had a gym and I used it faithfully for about a month and then fell off the wagon. I also tried the WiiFit. That lasted maybe 2 weeks. I need human interaction. I need someone to tell me if I am doing the exercise properly. When I am all alone who knows if I'm slouching or doing the wrong thing. Plus, it's lonely. I can't afford to join a gym and pay a trainer so I have to find another option. There is a yoga class I am going to try which hopefully won't be too expensive. Keep your fingers crossed for me on it. I figure it's walking distance from our apartment so I can walk there and take the long way home to add in some cardio.
But this brings me back to my introduction, I don't want to call this a resolution. I don't want to feel guilty if I backslide. I also don't want to backslide. So I am just calling this a new start. Let's hope it's a positive one.