What I love most about Jan. 1st is the hope that it brings. A fresh start if you will. Working in the natural/health food industry, I’ve heard the phrase “A New Year, a New You” since October. Yes, there are many people who have so many resolutions that it’s almost as if they are totally transforming themselves. Power to them, yet for me, it’s about improving myself. However, I like to stick with the “day-by-day” tactic. I don’t know if it will be the “best year yet” per se, but I always like to think positively
Goals for 2013
- Give back/do more volunteer work
- Challenge myself (in work, exercise, etc); go beyond my comfort zone
- Drink less wine and get more sleep (I’ve come a long way on this one, trust me!)
- Get a dog (check!)
One day at a time.
I would say I’ve gotten off to a pretty good start.
Green Smoothie: blueberries, pineapple, carrots, 1/2 avocado, lemon juice, ginger, cucumber, kale
I even prepared the veggies for tomorrow’s smoothie in advance. I’m telling you, it pays to plan.
I then headed to the First Day 5k I signed up for the other day. When I woke up to rain, I didn’t think I would be able to talk myself into actually going, but then I fast forwarded the day and knew I would kick myself. It stopped raining just in time!
It was a good way to start the year.
I hurriedly made an AB , chia, and banana sandwich (quesadilla?) after I got home, as my mom and I had plans to see Les Miserables.
The movie was SO good! Sad, but captivating at the same time. And if that music alone isn’t enough of a reason to go see it…
Kabocha Squash Soup
I couldn’t believe it when I heard you could make soups using a Vitamix. I’m talking, you put everything in the container and let it run for 5-6 minutes. The machine actually heats up your soup so it’s ready to serve in no time. Amazing.
- 1/2 kabocha squash, cubed and cooked
- 2 c vegetable broth*
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- salt and pepper to taste
I cooked the squash at 400 degrees for 35 minutes
Placed everything in the container and pressed on. Voila.
I paired it with 2 hard-boiled eggs with my mom’s homemade pesto.
I was blown away by this creation.
*it was a little “soupy” for my taste, so next time, I won’t use so much broth.
My mom brought me season 1 & 2 of Downton Abbey on DVD so I’m about to go curl up on my couch. Happy New Year!
Do you have any goals for 2013?