New Year’s Resolutions aren’t something I usually partake in, mostly because I like to think of each new day as a chance to start over, to begin to be better in every way. I’ve always sort of felt like I wouldn’t want to live with the disappointment if I broke a resolution- which totally defeats the purpose to begin with.
The last time I made a real New Year’s Resolution, I was 11. My resolution was to write in a diary every single day for an entire year… And I did it. I’ve since lost the diary (to my massive disappointment, of course), but I remember writing in it and how good it felt to talk about some things. I even remember recounting specific moments of that particular day, and how they made me feel. That alone was worth every minute spent.
This year, I’m making another official resolution, and while I’m a little nervous about setting a high bar for myself, I think it will only be helpful and good for me.
This is so cliche, but I resolve to take care of myself better in 2012. I resolve to not only eat better, more consistently and thoughtfully, but also to make sure that I am doing it to strengthen both my body and mind. Since having my third child, I’ve really noticed how much the two rely on each other, and even at 32 years old I’m ready to realize this and work towards honing in on my health.
Specially, I want to lose this extra baby weight. I am definitely a little vain about some things, but mostly I know how much better I feel all the way around when I’m physically active, so I’m joining a gym and even going to start working with a trainer starting next week! I know that if I feel good, strong and healthy, I can be a better mother to my children and a happier person all the way around.
Do you have any resolutions for 2012? I’m always inspired to hear everyone’s promises for the new year-as I can almost always relate to them in some way. Apropos to my resolution, coincidentally, I’m happy to announce that I am one of Trop50′s newest ambassadors as a Tropinista.
Trop50, which is a juice beverage that has 50% less sugar and calories than regular juices is actually really fantastic. I spent the summer making popsicles for the kids with Trop50′s Orange Pulp Free-and while I don’t usually opt for low calorie options because of the flavor, this juice is yummy and it’s hardly noticeable that it’s low cal.
I’m looking forward to reinventing myself-even slightly, creating recipes that are balanced and chalk full of healthy ingredients, exercising often, and eventually fitting back into my pre-pregnancy jeans. It’s not the most important thing to me, but I know it will affect the way that I feel on a daily basis, and that definitely counts for something.
Are you making any resolutions this new year? I would love to hear some of them and how you plan to achieve them. Head on over to Trop50 True Resolutions Facebook page and share if you will!
Trop50 True Resolutions celebrates the real reasons behind New Year’s resolutions. Share your secret motivation and you’ll earn a coupon for $1 off Trop50 for yourself and 50¢ off coupons for up to 50 of your friends. You can even submit incognito with a fierce disguise.
I was not compensated for this post, however I will be working with Trop50 as a part of a larger campaign. All opinions are my own.