In roughly two hours the ball will drop, and we will usher in 2013.
Brand spankin’ new and untarnished. ’Tis the time for making new resolutions and rethinking your lifestyle and goals and yada yada.
Yeah, we just ushered in a brand spankin’ new baby on the twelfth, and he has just hit his 3 week growth spurt, so I’ve done nothing much today besides breastfeed (and the two-year-old decided she wanted in too, so yey, tandem).
My goals, decidedly, should be fairly basic.
Like, take showers, remember to eat, put gas in the car.
However, being insane as I tend to be, aka an overachiever with no ability to manage time, I have some impressive goals for myself for the coming new year. You’re welcome to scoff at them as no doubt I will in about 3 months.
Long term goal #1: Graces and peace in 2013
Daily Habits: Daily mass, nightly rosary, evening and night prayer (Divine Office)
Goal #2: Improve health with diet and exercise
Daily Habits: diet and exercise.
Ok, I’ll elaborate.
Diet: Intermittent fasting of the up day, down day variety. Starting very gradually since, as I noted, I’m breastfeeding. Shooting for a pattern of down days (1800 calories) M, W, F. Up days Tues and Thurs with no soda. Sunday I can do soda through this month. Starting February I’ll crack down a little and reevaluate. Baby steps!
Also I want to add the following supplements / foods into my day:
krill oil, spirulina alternated with chlorella, and cruciferous veggies.
Exercise: Three workouts a day, between 15-30 minutes each.
(1) Morning, premass fasted-state workout of high intensity
(2) Midmorning, pre-protein cardio medium intensity
(3) Afternoon walk (hauling 3 children).
Goal #3: Keep a blog for more than 2 days.
Daily habit: Write at least 3 posts a week. It’d really help if our computer wasn’t a decade old, and I didn’t hate it.
Goal #4: Become more organized <— this is gonna bring a good chuckle later, I’m sure.
Daily Habit: Rise daily at the same time (aiming for 5:40) and bed by (10:40). Also, going to try to “unplug” by 10.
Follow a schedule. (New 2013 Winter / Spring schedule to follow post… aka more scoffing material)
Wish me luck! And happy new year!