It's that time to assess where I am and plan for the new year. This year my resolutions center around (1) knitting (which you probably don't care about. The gist is, stop buying yarn until a chunk of my stash has been knitted.), and (2) health and fitness.
My healthy ways have been completely disregarded as I continued to feel more and more depressed about my shoulder hurting. I'm a little scared that I'll never swim again. I still need to try acupuncture, and if that doesn't work, then I guess I'll consult with a surgeon and see if he or she has any thoughts.
However, I don't want to weigh 300 pounds eventually, so it's time to do something, anything, to be healthier. So here's the plan for January, starting January 2 (Jason is making bread to go with tomorrow's black-eyed peas, so I'm going to have that as a last hurrah):
1) 30 days without the crap. No caffeine, no sugar, no grains. Last night Jason and I were talking about this and he said, Well, but you could have some occasional sourdough bread that I make... Nope. I need to do 30 real compliant days and get this stuff out of my system. I've done it before, it's just been really hard for me to find the motivation to stick to it recently. But I know I can do it.
2) Walk 10,000 steps 5 out of 7 days per week. We took a trip in October and spent the first few days walking a bunch. It was amazing how in just that short amount of time, I felt like my clothes were fitting a tad looser, and my attitude improved immensely. Walking is about all I can do right now, so walking it is! My fitbit just broke (sad!), but until I get a new one I know if I can walk the path near my house, that's about 8000 steps, and getting 2000 more during the day is a given. If it snows, then I'll go to the gym and do the treadmill or elliptical.
These aren't mind-blowing resolutions, but then it's only January. 2015 will be the year I get all of this under control again.