New Year’s Resolutions (Jan. 5, 2010)

It’s that time of year again. Many of us see January 1st as a clean slate, a good day to start making the changes we’ve been putting off or to get back on the wagon.

My resolutions for 2010 are as follows:
1. Buy and consume more fresh and organic food options and fewer (if any) processed foods.
2. Drop our monthly food budget to $250/month (including dining out). I know this will be tough, but I think it is possible. It might just take a little more time to plan and prepare meals. Granted, we only have 2 people in our family at this point, so it’s not as hard as when you’re paying for extra mouths.
3. Lose 5-15 lbs. by eating 1250-1550 calories each day, walking 3-5 miles at least 4 days per week, and doing yoga at least 30 minutes 3 days per week.

To determine your healthy calorie count, check out this website: http://www.ahealthyme.com. Under their “Cool Tools” section is a “Calorie Need Calculator” along with several other helpful tools.

Remember to make rest and water intake priorities too. Your body doesn’t know how to function if you don’t treat it right. So, if you make no other resolutions this year, remember to eat right, get enough rest, exercise and drink plenty of water.

Have a happy & healthy year!
Melissa

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