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New Years Resolutions- nope!

January 2nd, 2018 at 10:26 am

So, 2018. Thank goodness the holidays are over. I realized that I dislike the HOLIDAY season very much. I no longer make yearly resolutions. I have decided to commit to MONTHLY resolutions/challenges.

So to kickoff the new year, I have two challenges! I mean, what else is going on in my life.

1. Health/Fitness: I am doing a cleanse. It's called the Fat Flush by Ann Louise Gittleman. It lasts two weeks, and involves some supplements to nourish the body and help it burn fat, smoothies, and cutting out grains, starchy carbs, alcohol, sugar, dairy.... all the usual problem foods, which I try to avoid anyway. She really focuses on getting the liver and gallbladder working efficiently. Goal is to lose a few pounds (5 would be great), lose the belly bloat and have more energy throughout the day.

(For exercise, I am doing "Piyo", which is a beachbody.com program. It's low impact, combo of yoga/pilates that flows from move to move.)

2. Finances: Spending Diet. Basically, not buying unnecessary items like: clothing, decorations, kitchen gadgets, make up, americanos, eating out. I am shooting for at least 15 'no spend' days. I have a food budget of $250 for January (for two people). My guy and I rarely eat out, but we like to consume some organic produce and grass-fed meat. He buys a lot of groceries himself, so if he needs anything it's no big deal. I'm having two smoothies a day with my cleanse, so I only have to worry about a snack and dinner each day. A snack is veggies dipped in nut butter or homemade lemon dill dip, or a piece of fruit. Easy peasy. My goal is to save an extra $300 by not buying stuff.

So those are the challenges for January, and I'm on day 2 and still optimistic! I'll update the blog occasionally this month.

3 Responses to “New Years Resolutions- nope!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Welcome! I'm working on new habits this year, too. Actually, that has been my goal to work a month or a quarter at a time on something I want to improve. Not always successful. First month this year is to get back into the habit of tracking my food intake (calories) with the goal to lose weight.

  2. Kymberlee Fisher Says:

    This is more a recap of 2017 / a game plan for 2018 than anything else. Wink I don't like to call them resolutions. I prefer to think of them as goals. And they are pretty much the same as they have been for 3 or 4 years now.
    - - Save MORE (I was okay in 2017 but could have been better.)
    - - Spend LESS (I am a spender by nature. Did okay in 2017, spending ban on WANTS is in effect for now)
    - - Go to gym 2-3x a week (I did fairly well for a lot of 2017)
    - - Eat better (I had my ups and downs with this one)
    - - Lose "X" number of pounds (that did NOT happen)
    - - Get 7 or 8 hours of sleep per night (that did NOT happen)
    - - Less time online (that did NOT happen)
    - - Read at least 100 books (that DID happen - I read 101)
    - - Declutter, declutter, declutter (that is an ongoing process)

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    Good luck with your challenges. Personally, I feel that unless you have a specific illness, your live and gallbladder are most likely working just fine,and drinking/eating supplements won't do anything different. But let me know how it turns out.

    I don't much do annual resolutions either; it's quite hard to stick to long-term goals, but more manageable when done in a shorter timeframe.

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