February is the New January

Did you join the rest of the world in making New Year resolutions? Me too: Eat less sugar. Eat more vegetables. Get back into a daily workout routine. Loose 5 pounds by the end of January and another 5 by the end of February. How well have you been sticking to yours? For the past few weeks I have managed to workout at least three times a week and lost a few pounds but other than that my attainable goals have been not so attainable. My year got off to a rough start though. The very first weekend my nieces stayed with us and those girls get everything they want, even if it includes pancakes for breakfast and a pizza buffet for dinner. Then my husband got sick and therefore I got sick and we spent the first two weeks of the year being sick and miserable and glued to the couch so all the healthy meals I had planned did not get made. Once we were finally well my grandma went to the hospital and had to have surgery, so I ate a lot of cafeteria food that week which did not include salads because, come on, who eats salads when they’re stressed? (She is well and recovering from her surgery now.) I then spent another weekend sick and now here we are, on the last day of January with only two of my goals even partially met.

So…

I have officially decided to make February the new January! Exciting, right? It’s perfect timing too because my husband went out of town this morning for work and will be gone for about two weeks. It is A LOT easier to eat healthy when he is not around because that man is the pickiest eater I have ever known. He only likes a handful of vegetables, will not eat low fat or whole grain anything, refuses to even try a sweet potato or brown rice or quinoa, (there is a lot more to his pickiness but the rest doesn’t really affect the health factor of our meals) and he HAS to eat out at least twice a week. So I’m pretty optimistic that, without him around to make things more difficult than they already are, I will make some headway with my health goals. I plan to keep you updated on my progress (or lack thereof) and share any tips I find helpful along the way. Wish me luck!

P.S. I’d love to hear about your own resolutions and how it’s been going for you thus far!