We are now more than a week into 2013, and to me it doesn't feel any different than 2012. 2012 was great, so that is not necessarily a bad thing, but it does make it a bit challenging to get gung-ho about changes. Which is the point of resolutions, right? I stopped making New Year's resolutions regarding eating, exercise and weight because I wouldn't stick to them past January. Instead I seem to go through phases through the year. This past year I was really healthy through the spring and summer- the healthiest I have ever been. My skin was clear, weight loss was effortless and I ate nearly all vegan, and about 90% raw. It was so easy while it was warm. But once fall hit, it got colder, and the holidays rolled around, it didn't come as naturally. I have to work harder to stick to a routine and find my motivation.
So this year, I am going to try resolutions again, but I am fully prepared to go through phases as well. I know now that the warmer months will be easier than the colder months to eat well and exercise. But I do want to get closer to raw veganism. I also want to run more- so far my running is very sporadic.
And as for goals not having to do with my physical health, I want to start preliminary homeschooling. I mean, I already sing, play games, and read to the kids. But I want to work on specific things they might learn in preschool and see how far I can get them when it comes to standards. I know they are still very young (10 months and over 2 years), so I won't be pushing too hard. But it wouldn't hurt to teach them new things, right?
Do you believe in New Years resolutions? What are yours?