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how did we get here?

I don’t mean here like when I am standing vs. where you are standing, but more how are we already living in 2015?

So has has 2015 been treating you so far?

She and I definitely got off on the wrong foot.

But we’ve been working together and at least right now, we are friends.

I typically do not like to make resolutions…

Except for that that that I resolved to not make any.. That year was a success for me 😎

I’ve decided that resolving to do something was a good thing because goals are a good thing.

But I’m careful not to make my goals inatainable, because that would defeat the purpose ( read— every year for me with the exception of the non- resolution year)

Sooooo… Here are mine for 2015

1- read 15 books. I’m a very slow reader, so this is a challenge. I’ve started a book club and I’m in the middle of reading 2 books .
If I get close to the end , I can always read good night moon 😉

2- Go to the movies once a month. I went to see Wild in January. I read this true -life story at a changing point in my life and it stuck with me. I’d been looking forward to the movie for almost a year. It did not disappoint .
So I’m on track so far.

3- 10,000 steps for at least 5 days a week. I’d like to say 7 days a week, but sometimes life happens and as there are some days that it’s simply not possible.

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This was earlier this week… And I’d like to say that this was the norm… But it’s not.

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THIS is the norm for me.
This is the kind of day that I’d like to change.

4- realizing that I’m an emotional eater, and that me changing that is not very likely, I’ve decided to change whwhat I eat

So I’ve decided to seriously increase my veggies. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not cutting out any major food group, but my thought is if I fill my plate with more vegetables, then I’m less likely to be tempted by more unhealthier choices.

I bought a veggie spiralizer with a gift card earlier this month after a friend told me about it. It’s pretty awesome. You can turn many veggies, even hard ones, like beets and sweet potatoes into spaghetti-like strands.

Sunday I grilled some of my whiskey – glazed pork chops and though that I’d like something apple-y with it . So I made a non- fat Apple mustard slaw.

* I used my new toy, but you can just cut the apple in thin sticks, or I’m sure even just chopping would be fine *

Guilt-free apple- mustard slaw

Serves 2 ( recipe can easily be doubled)

2-3 Tablespoons non- fat Greek yogurt.
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 apple, peeled, cored and cut finely or cut into sticks
1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
Salt and pepper

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In a small bowl, whisk together everything except the apple and parsley. Test for seasoning..

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Toss apples and parsley in mixture and let set in fridge for about 15 minutes.

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Voila!

Enjoy, my friends!

Anyone have fun resolutions?

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Comments

  1. I am so proud of your efforts! You inspire me to do all of the above. Pick out a movie for Feb and I will love to make that happen with you. So happy I have you in my life.

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