Thursday, January 28, 2010

Week 4- Reading the One Year Chronological Bible

So this weeks goal is a daily reading. A couple of times I have started reading the One Year Chronological Bible but I've never stuck with it for very long. So I decided to give it another try but to take out one of my primary obstacles, I started on Monday which is 25 days in and I told myself that's okay, and then I feel asleep before reading the last paragraph on Tuesday night and again, I told myself that's okay. I am trying to go back and read a bit of the first 24 days of readings after finished the daily reading to catch up. I often forget how exciting the book of Genesis is so I've really been enjoying the reading the past few days. I started with Jacob and Esau being reunited and then moved on to Judah and Joseph (Jacobs sons)...good stuff!

And for last week I did eventually set myself a goal but it's not really one that has to be done daily. I am writing out my full weeks menu and shopping list so that I can go to the store once at the beginning of the week and get all the food I need to make dinner at home each night (that there are not other plans taking us out of the house) and also to have our fruits on hand.

So here is some rambling on everything so far:

1- Water and Fruit--Doing pretty good but still room for improvement. Thankfully a friend has shared with me about a great way to take care of getting all the good stuff from fruits and vegetables even if I don't eat them all. It's called Juice Plus. It's all the nutrients from lots of fruits and vegetables in a capsule. I am super excited about this nutritional addition to my daily regime and I am planning to share it with my parents as I happen to know my dad could use a super easy way to add lots of nutrition to his diet, so Mom is you are reading this I can't wait to tell you all about it!!!

2- Daily Flossing - My dentist will be so proud!!

3- Weekly Meal Planning and Shopping- Well I did it this week :-)

4- Daily Reading- Since Monday I'm at 100% and I am pretty impressed with my 3 day record, hee hee.

So one thing that makes picking attainable goals a bit more interesting is that I don't want to pick goals that are about NOT doing things because that will just make me want to do them. I figure if I add in healthy things that eventually that will start pushing out the bad. We'll see how well that works. Oh and my partner Eric, yeah he only meant he was going to do the water and fruit with me so I'm all alone on my journey. I guess it's a good thing I decided to let this be what I blog about. So if you are reading let me know your out there with a comment so I won't feel so lonely :-)

Until next time....

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Week 3- Not throwing out the baby...

I'm sure everyone has just been dying to know (yeah right)...where is the week 3 goal? Well, me Emily would say I tend to throw the baby out with the bath water on things that I don't feel like I am accomplishing to the standard I would like, which is how I would evaluate my success with my first few goals, but I'm not gonna throw out the baby on this one, not yet at least, eek. So I decided that adding a new goal this week would not be a good idea since I have yet to get a good handle on my other goals. It seems silly to admit that, I mean really?? I can't drink enough water, eat enough fruit, and floss my teeth every night?!?! Actually I can, but I fail to do so when I don't plan my day or week well. I will just forget to drink water because I'm drinking other things, I will not have the fruit sliced before I need to leave or I will forget to bring it to work so it gets pushed back to being something to have as an after work snack or dinner and then I forget and fill myself up with other stuff, and flossing happens if I think about it before I am too tired. All these things can be easily fixed with a bit of planning, so I guess if I need to give a week 3 goal, it's to start making a plan for myself so that drinking, eating, or doing other things don't get left by the wayside as the hours of my day pass me by.

So I'm thinking a new thing I need to start doing is taking a daily vitamin? So ladies, if you take a daily vitamin I would be interested to know if you think it really makes a difference and how you chose the one that you take.

Until next time...

Monday, January 11, 2010

Week 2- Daily Flossing

So today is the day to start a new goal, I gotta say, I'm a bit concerned about being able to start a new goal each week. It seems like a rapid pace when I think about adding more to what I have barely started doing each week but I'm not going to think about all that right now, just water, fruit, and ....

New goal: So this weeks goal is daily flossing. Ya know that thing all dentists say to do but barely anyone does. In fact, I'm interested to know, if you can truly claim daily flossing so please comment and tell me.

Previous goals success/fail?: Well I definitely didn't accomplish my goal on at least one day, maybe two, it's hard to recall now. I figure it's best for my sanity if I just deal with the goals each day rather than keeping a tally on myself. I tend to be obsessive so I very well may throw this whole project out the window if I don't give myself some room to mess up and not feel like a failure.

Have a great week!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Week 1- 8 8 ounce glasses of water and 2 cups of fruit

So everyone is asking "What is your New Years Resolution?", well I've decided to try something I read about...rather than setting 1 huge goal that I am unlikely to keep for 365 days I am going to pick 1 new goal each week of the year to add on to the previous weeks goals that all collectively will help make a Happier and Healthier Me. My sweet husband is going to be my partner in this and I've decided to create this blog just for this yearlong (hopefully) adventure. So week 1's goal actually has 2 parts. We probably already drink our recommended daily water most days so we felt like making that our first goal was kinda cheating so we are just going to make sure we actually do each day and also incorporate the recommended daily fruit servings into our daily diets. Here is a website that I am going to use to help get a variety of fruits in the right amount.

If you have suggestions for healthy habits we should add in please feel free to suggest them, I'm sure some weeks we will have a really hard time picking the next weeks goal. Also, if you already do what we are trying to start each week and have tips, bring it on.

This month I would like to try to add habits that will help boost my energy so please feel free to leave suggestions if you have them.

And one final note, by healthy we mean all areas of health, physical, mental, spiritual, relational, or any other area I'm not currently thinking of. And although the year didn't start on Monday we are going to start with our first goal this Monday and pick a new goal each Sunday to begin the following week.

So that's my New Years Resolutions.

LOL I just realized I put the wrong amount of fruit in the title when this was originally fixed, just 2 cups.