Happy 1….1…..11! It’s kinda cool there are so many “1’s” in today’s date.
It’s the time of year where I usually sit down and make out this HUGE list of resolutions plus goals for the year.
I typically do a 12 month series where I set a goal for each month.
They say that it takes 21 days to form a habit so the goal is to have a new “habit” formed each month and end the year with 12 habits I can carry forward. I have found that this is the “secret to my success” of actually accomplishing my New Year’s Resolutions. It’s easier to tackle something for 30 days than to tackle it all year long.
My GOALS go anywhere from something physical like working out for 10 minutes a day or doing 100 crunches a day to something related to eating, focusing on getting in my water each day or 7-9 servings fruits/veggies a day to something I shouldn’t do (like avoiding candy). I like my resolutions and goals to be specific so I can track them and to cover my overall well being ~ health, relationships and living life to the fullest.
I LOVE making them, but, even more, I LOVE the feeling of accomplishment I have each month when I reflect and realize what I accomplished. All those little successes add up!
Year long resolutions:
- Lose 10% of my body weight and get back to my happy weight
- Start a good book and continue reading both books/magazines for “me” time throughout the year. It’s GOOD to get away from the computer!
- Focus on my relationship w/The Husband – making sure I find time for him/us, including regular date nights, traveling/vacationing and just enjoying each other daily.
- Journal every bite I eat this year – good or bad – if I bite it, I write it! Focus on at least 1 NEW recipe each week.
- Take my measurements each month & complete my 12 month series of goal!
My 12 month Series:
Jan – Get back to 100+ oz water daily. Start small and GO BIG ~ Wk 1 – 64+oz, Wk 2 – 72+oz, Wk 3 – 80+oz, Wk 4 0 88+oz, Wk 5 – 96+oz.
Feb – Yoga Month ~ find balance each day with 29 days of Yoga. Plus 5+ fruits/veggies every day ~ focus on the FREE things I can eat!
Mar – Eating out Challenge, eat out no more than once a week
Apr – 25 pushups per day
May – Work up to 100 crunches/day
Jun – Celebrate summer with 10,000+ step daily challenge. Plus 2+ dairy each day.
July – Strength training 3 days each work – legs, arms and CORE – 1x/wk for each
Aug – Cardio 3 days a week for 20 minutes – min.
Sept – Fun step challenge ~ shoot for 10,000 steps per day or boost it to challenge myself if I am already at 10,000 steps.
Oct – Vitamins daily, including iron. Eliminate negative thoughts – work on positive thoughts. Have 1 month of optimism – find the positive in everything no matter what life dishes up
Nov – 30 Day Shred – focus on 9 HG’s daily – 100%
Dec – Daily Exercise even if it is just for 10 minutes. Get into the holiday spirit by exercising daily, counting everything, no BLT’s – plan and be successful this holiday season!
TADAHHH!!!! That’s it….Just a few goals to work on
This morning started off with another Pumpkin Walnut Muffin (6 points+). Don’t worry, I made sure to share and FREEZE the rest so you all don’t keep seeing them forever
It is so nice to know I can enjoy a BIG 6 points+ muffin and have a BIG bowl of blueberries & a banana without breaking my points+ budget at breakfast. This combo kept me full for 3 hours today.
Ever since I bought that SUPER SPICY Buffalo Wing Cheddar Cheese, I have been dreaming of making it into CHEESY, GOOEY Quesadillas.
I used a Trader Joe’s Organic Flour/Corn Tortilla with 1 oz of Buffalo Wing Cheese (7 pts+)
I paired it with crunchy veggies & ranch (2 pts+) and HUGE Seedless Holiday Grapes.
We decided to stay in out of the stormy weather today and relax. The Husband has been completely emerged in all the Football Bowl games while I have been catching up on The Food Network and reading
I don’t know why, but, whenever, I am sitting around like that, I always want to “snack”. I wanted something salty and crunchy to munch on.
Leftover Stuffed Mushrooms totally cure my craving. (4 points+) I actually think they might be better the next day.
I actually debated cooking dinner (I want to make That Crunchy Cashew Chicken Salad!) and having leftovers. When I realized I could make some Green Chili Cheese Corn Bread my decision was made.
I took the Krusteaz Natural Honey Corn Bread mix and prepared it according to the directions on the box. Then, for “fun” I added 1 cup lowfat Sharp Cheddar Cheese, 1 cup Corn and 1 4 oz can Fire Roasted Green Chilies. AMAZING!!!!
I had TWO pieces like this ~ one of course right after I cut it and one with dinner. (5 pts+ a slice)
I crumbled my cornbread over 1 cup of White Turkey Chili drizzled with BBQ Sauce. (5 pts+)
We DEFINITELY have to go back to the Caribbean now that our BBQ sauce is all gone. This is seriously the BEST BBQ sauce I’ve ever had…..I wonder if that is a good enough reason to go
One more day to enter to win some FREE Chobani Greek Yogurt.
1. What is BEST BBQ Sauce you’ve ever had or BEST BBQ place you’ve ever been to?
Just another REASON to go to the Caribbean ~ Maybe I NEED to add TRAVEL MORE to my GOALS! Best BBQ I’ve ever had was at the Sunset Beach Bar & Grill in Maho Beach, St. Marteeen. I have forever been trying to replicate the Steak Sandwich they have that The Husband loves.