Wednesday, January 16, 2008

New Years Resolutions

Mine are:

1. To get up earlier.

2. To quit Diet Cherry Coke.

3. To exercise six days a week.

4. To be more consistent with my daily "quiet time."

So far, I'm having the most success with numbers two and three.

1. Nicknack hasn't been sleeping well for the past two weeks (ever since he was sick), which has made goal number one less doable. But, hurray! He finally slept through the night again last night. So I have no excuse now. Tomorrow morning, up with the sun. Well, not quite. But up early.

2. You may be wondering why a person would feel the need to stop drinking diet soda. Well, I suppose there is always the caffiene, but that isn't my motive. I've heard/read from more than one source that the body doesn't know what to do with diet soda - it's so artificial it doesn't recognize it well - and treats it like regular sugar soda. So it can have a similar effect on blood sugar/insulin, apparently.

I don't know if this is true, but I have blood sugar issues, so I've decided to quit. But not cold turkey. I've cut back (from four+ a day) to one a day, until the supply in our garage is wiped out. At which point I'm going to give my DCC habit the boot.

3. I've been rocking my treadmill. And I'm working my way through my library of workout DVDs. Yoga Booty Ballet... Windsor Pilates... Cheeracise... I think I have them all. I also DVR workouts that look fun.

4. I have no excuse for not tackling this resolution with more gusto. Must. get. back. on. track!

How about you? Do you set resolutions? If so, what are they?


Alana said...

That's funny, Kitty. I just posted about mine last night. You can read there to see how I am doing. I like Winsor Pilates, too. One of my favorites!

Janelle said...

Good for you!

I haven't set any resolutions because I am way too lazy. But I am proud of you!

Lisa said...

Kitty -
I knew better than to make resolutions for myself. So, I just set out a few goals. You can check them out on my blog.
I love my treadmill too. It's not only a great way to exercise, but it's also a great stress reliever.

Susan said...

I don't like the "r" word so I refer to them as personal goals. Just a bunch of fluff in the wording, but it works for me!

And just sounds better when you don't meet them. The personal goals, I mean.

I have a ton of them for 2008.


Breathing His Joy said...

You can do it! I know you will be so successful with your goals! It was so nice this year when I was thinking about my goal to not have the "OMG I need to lose 10-15 pounds goal". It really gave me a better start to the new year! So in honor of my husband and the baby on the way - my goal is to cook dinner at least 3-4 times a week.

PS- I LOVE DCC and I am so proud of you for weaning yourself. I have thought about giving that and DDP up since I have already done it for the pregnancy but I miss DDP soooo much! So you will have to let me know how it goes for you!

Kim said...

Good luck Kitty! I know that Diet Coke habit can be a booger to quit!! I have no resolutions at this point, except to birth this
4th child and deal accordingly :)

Certainly after that, the list will begin, right? Lose weight, get organized, print pictures (all 1,246 of them AND put them in some sort of album), let my older girls help out in the kitchen more without my interference....and so on.

That list could go on for days :)

connorcolesmom said...

Way to go with the working out!!
I have just decided to start working out again and I am not doing as well as I would like :)
I hope your little guy starts sleeping better.

allysha said...

I have a resolution to set some resolutions before the month ends...we'll see how that goes!

ginny said...

I always break them, so I just don't think about them anymore :) Good for you, though. I am a pilates fan, as well. I have a friend who swears doing it 4-5 days a week after her children were born helped her get a better figure than pre-kids! I'm definitely hoping that will be the case for me after this baby's born!

The Small Scribbler said...

That's great that you are making progress with goals two and three. You are right. Our bodies really don't know what to do with artificial ingredients. You are making great choices for health. I'm a big fan of work out videos. They fit well into our routine. Pilates is one of my favorite kinds of exercises.

Don't worry about the getting up earlier. A mama's schedule needs to flex with the many stages of child rearing.


Kimmie said...

You go are just a bundle of energy.

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted