Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Me and cold don't mix.

So last night I had every intention (at least when I blogged yesterday) of getting home and going for a walk. Well, the bus got delayed by about 20 minutes, and when I pulled into my driveway, it was dark. And cold. And windy. And all I wanted to do was go inside and get under a blanket and watch Project Runway. So I did.

Bryan got home and I reheated the leftovers we got from my Grandma on Sunday. I love leftovers, especially on a day like yesterday where I don't feel like doing anything. I was good at dinner--I have realized the best strategy for eating more veggies is to load my plate with them and eat them first. So I did, and had a small amount of pork barbeque, even though I could have made a meal out of just that.

After dinner, we basically both fell asleep on the couch. Sometimes I worry about us when we fall asleep before 8pm, but I am chalking it up to the cold weather for me, and Bryan can pretty much fall asleep at any given moment.

And so, no exercising yesterday, very little housecleaning... we'll try again today!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Plans to be better.

I've never been big on New Year's resolutions, but I will say I think about it every year. "Am I going to make a resolution this year?" And I decide no every year... or at least, if I've ever decided yes, I failed so quickly that I don't recall even resolving.

This year, though, two weeks after the beginning of 2008, a little less than eight months from entering my 30's, I have a few things I'd like to be better at. I love my life and almost every night go to bed thanking my lucky stars (or whoever's responsible) for how great things are. But! (And there's always a "but...") The older I get, the more I realize there are certain things I need to make more time for, be more conscientious of...

Without further ado, these are the things I'm "resolving" to do... although I hate to think of them as resolutions...
  • Eat more veggies, and more healthfully in general.
  • Drink more water.
  • Exercise at least 15 minutes a day.
  • Be outside at least 15 minutes a day (combining this and the above for a walk is the initial plan).
  • Call Mom, Dad, Grandma and Vic & Zech at least once every two weeks.
  • Respond to emails I receive within two weeks.
  • Discuss the business side of our marriage with Bryan at least once a month.
  • Spend at least 30 minutes a day at least 4 days a week cleaning up my house.
That's kind of a lot of stuff for one girl to take on, but they are all things that I should have been doing for a long time. So we'll see how it goes. I'll, of course, keep you posted.

For starters, for lunch today I had veggie tortellini, carrots and chocolate milk. I thought that was good. :) And I'm drinking water now. I started only drinking soda on holidays and weekends a couple of months ago and that has gone well, with only a few slipups.

Starting today, I'm back on the "better-me" wagon. Wish me luck!