My 2013 Resolutions

I totally typed 2012 in the title of this post…how long will it take before it sinks in that it is really 2013?

I hope everyone had a happy and safe New Year’s Eve.  We had some friends over, drank copious amounts of champagne and watched the ball drop in Times Square. A pretty low key, but fun, evening.  I stayed up way to late, and slept half the day away.  I just can’t hang like I used to!

Anyhow, on to the point of this post: resolving to do a bunch of things to make myself a better person in 2013 (I just typed 2012 again…ugh!). Without further ado, my resolutions…

1) Be healthier and lose some excess weight.  I have been emotionally eating this whole year, generally eating foods that are crap, and not exercising like I used to.  All this has resulted in quite a few extra pounds that I am not proud of.  I don’t want to put a number of pounds on this goal, and I really want to focus on health.  I am striving to eat more fruits and veggies, lean proteins and whole grains, less processed crappy food and alcohol, and exercise a whole lot more than I have been.  What that means around here is that there will hopefully be a few more healthy recipes to look forward to.

2) Learn to use my DSLR camera. I have already confessed that I don’t know how to use my fancy pants camera. I am going to spend at least 30 minutes each week learning something new about my camera and practicing with it.  This is in addition to any photos I take for the blog.  I am going to follow along with this 31-day series on how to take better pictures as guide.

3) Cook with one new food each month. Sometimes I get into a rut with food.  This blog has helped me with that, but I would like to expand even more.  There are tons of foods in this world, and I want to try them all!  I am going to push myself to cook with at least one new-to-me ingredient each month (and, of course, share the results right here!).

4) Read one book a month. I did this a few years ago, and it was a great way to motivate myself to start reading again.  I really enjoy reading, but with everything else that goes on, it is something that gets pushed to the back burner way to often.  I’m going to start January off with a book my brother gave me for Christmas called Consider the Fork. I’ll let you know how it is!


What are your resolutions for 2013?

1 comment to My 2013 Resolutions

  • Janelle

    Some great resolutions becky! Ive heard of that book. Let me know how it is and maybe Ill resolve to read it this year LOL! I dont have any good resolutions this year, I think I will just try to exercise more and eat better aswell. Im not focused on the pound either but it would be nice to feel better and have more energy. I think I will also try to be less messy. Having a mess in the house is a total stresser! I enjoy your blog so much. Keep it up! Also, maybe we can all just resolve to be nicer to eachother and maybe somehow the world will be a better place. I wish for WORLD PEACE! LOL

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