Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

I usually avoid making big lofty New Year’s resolutions as too many changes at once don’t work for me. However, I always like to look back at the previous year. While we got bad news in the middle of the year, there is lots to be thankful for in 2013.

The kid and I got to go on a trip to visit family:

And later in the summer, we went to Lake Tahoe for a short getaway where we had a great, relaxing time: 


Hubby had a “big” birthday in October, and we celebrated it with his own Oktoberfest.

Andys Oktoberfest 009

And then we headed to Disneyland to celebrate the kid’s birthday. 

Finally, my parents came to visit and spent the last half of December with us.

As I said, I don’t have lofty goals for 2014, but I’ll continue to focus on living a healthy life every day, including the following:
  • start the day with a 5-minute meditation followed by a short yoga session at home (the 5-minute meditation is new)
  • drink 32 ounces of warm lemon water after yoga
  • have a green smoothie each day
  • walk at least 10,000 steps per day
  • do at least 2 strength workouts per week (I’m refocusing on my weight workouts and am working on mixing things up and planning more)
  • take at least 2 yoga classes per week
  • take at least 1 barre class per week
While I don’t usually make big changes at the beginning of a new year, at the start of 2013 I stumbled upon the Conscious Cleanse and made quite a few changes in January (starting the day with warm lemon water and a green smoothie and eliminating gluten and eggs which had caused major stomach issues). Because of these changes, I have been feeling better than ever.

Speaking of the Conscious Cleanse, if you want to try it for yourself, the next cleanse starts on January 11 and registration closes on Monday, January 6. Click here for more information and/or to register

Wishing you a happy & healthy 2014!

Questions: Do you have any goals for 2014? If so, what are they? What are you thankful for in 2013?
Be well,