A Late New Years Resolution

Hello family and friends!

It has been quite some time since my last blog! If there’s one thing I know about myself, it’s that I don’t stick with things. “Things,” meaning that if I make promises to myself, I probably won’t keep with it.

So I need to write these goals down and make them public. I know that there are things that I do, but I don’t know how to go about completing these goals.

1.Workout 4 times a week

This past semester, I was so busy and overwhelmed that I didn’t find time to work out at the gym (even though the gym is so close by!). Last year, I was working out every day, which meant waking up at 5 am almost every day. This schedule took a toll on me, and so I eventually stopped. I like putting this kind of stuff into my google calendar, so I found that working out four times a week (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday) will work the best for me! I genuinely believe that this is an attainable goal for me!

2. Only eat 1 dessert from the cafeteria once a week

I did this in the second semester of my freshman year. I would tell my friends what dessert I choose that week, and they would hold me to it. And I found that I enjoyed the dessert more when I know that I was waiting for it all week. I need to go back to doing this because I usually ate a dessert every day, and that was not healthy at all. I need to reduce my sugar intake because I know that I am eating way too much of it.

3. Eat Healthier

This goal sounds very vague and kind of like my last resolution, but it’s different to me. This past semester I was stressed all the time, and I ate food that brought extreme pleasure (like M&M cookies and large amounts of french fries). I recently starting trying to change my mindset. I would tell myself, “You’ve had a hard day, you deserve a treat”- then I would begin my search to find the biggest brownie with the most amount of frosting. Now, I’m trying to tell myself, “You deserve to eat better. Treat yourself by fueling yourself with good foods!”

I think I’m going to approach this one by planning my meals. I don’t have time or the resources to cook for myself. So what I need to do is to look at what the caf is offering for the week. For the most part, I think that I can eat healthier meals at the caf than I have been doing. It will be more work for me, but I believe that it will result in more energy (no more afternoon slump!) and give me more confidence!

These three resolutions are ones that I know that I will be able to do, but will challenge me to change the bad habits that I created this past semester. 2020 will be a great year!

Thanks for reading! 🙂

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