Isn’t it cliché when people look forward to the new year as a time to push the reset button and better themselves? Shouldn’t we all focus on staying healthy even through the holidays?
Well, yes, but it doesn’t always happen that way. I’ve been celebrating the holidays for approximately 11 days straight. Sure, there have been a couple runs in there, but that hardly outweighs the celebratory beverages, my eating like it’s my last meal on Earth EVERY meal (news flash Brittany, the Mayans were wrong) and the fact I’ve often choose chips and onion dip over carrots and hummus.
In short, I need a clean start.
I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I’ve had time to relax with my sweet Hailey
and I’ve had a blast playing with my nieces and nephews.
but now I’m feeling quite “puffy” (sounds nicer than bloated, right?), my jeans aren’t comfortable in the least and I just feel blah.
Bring on 2013.
I have some personal goals (or resolutions) that I’m excited about, but I’m also starting my year off with my own form of detox. My kick-off plan is this:
15 Days of Yoga. I love the idea of yoga, but don’t get to practice much. My excuse? No studio with childcare close to me. I love Charlotte Family Yoga, but it takes me about 45 minutes to drive there and 45 back, making a single yoga class take up almost 3 hours in a day.
So what is a wannabe yogi to do? I’m getting rid of excuses and signing up for Yogavibes free 15 days trial. The site (which I came across randomly) offers online classes, so I can squeeze it in during Hailey’s nap. That’s all I know as of now, but I’ll be sharing my thoughts with you along the way as I start the 15 days tomorrow.
Eat-in Month. I’m also going to participate in Diana’s Eat-in-Month. She’s very clear that you should tailor the challenge to fit your needs, so my version is that all meals consumed in January are to be made at home, with 2 dinner out passes- David’s birthday and a freebie.
I’m looking forward to this challenge to not only get our budget back on track, but hopefully to try some new recipes and to get my butt back in my jeans again, too.
Sorry to disappoint the hardcore detox people, but there is no way I could survive on a concoction of lemon juice and cayenne pepper for more than a few hours. I’m hoping this kick start will refocus my eating and exercise habits and leave me feeling healthy, energized and ready to take on 2013 and all it’s glory!
How are you feeling after the holidays?
Care to join me in the 15 days of yoga or eating in month?