Instead of making new year’s resolutions I try to set goals for myself. One of the many goals I have set for me and my family is for a healthier year. I don’t have a lot to change. We don’t keep anything sweet or sugary in the house. I don’t allow the kids to have caffeine and try to promote healthy snacks. But I have realized in looking at my budget from last year is that we ate out A LOT! So the challenge is making home cooked meals that are tasty, quick and somewhat healthy! So the last four days I have cooked! I even whipped out my old school Betty Crocker cook book and made some meatloaf. Yummy! So I need to keep at it and broaden my horizon by cooking more meals. Any suggestions are greatly welcomed. I was also thinking of splurging and going to one of those Dream Dinners place – just not sure yet. We have reserved no more than two meals a week for dining out. Let’s be realistic I’m not gonna want to cook everyday!
Also as a part of our healthy new year we are going to continue to focus on exercising and sports. My hubby has been dedicated and working out since August. It’s time for winter sports and instead of basketball the boys have decided to try something different, with a little encouraging from me! They will start Tae Kwon Do (spell check?). Due to an ankle injury my daughter has she has been forbidden to participate in sports until she’s done with her Functional rehab. With that being said I think she and I will start doing Yoga. I have my own yoga mat and Dennis Austin DVD which have been collecting dust! So I am going to break it out tomorrow and see how it goes. I loved it when I use to do it. Its great for your abs! It doesn’t require any weights, which is just down my alley.
I am trying to set good habits for my kids. Eat healthy and exercise. It’s not a lot but with Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Cancer, Obesity & a list of other illnesses that run in our families I want to be able to start them off on the right foot. I also plan on being married to my husband forever – forever is a long time!! It would be great if we could enjoy our “golden years” traveling and enjoying our lives.