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?