I’ve made more than my fair share of resolutions in my time. While I love the idea of a fresh start, good things ahead, etc etc I also know that realistically most people give up on their resolutions somewhere along the way. You know, when the gym starts to empty back out, the smokers are sneaking that after work cigarette, and the dieters (like me) are back to tossing chips in thier cart. I knew ringing in 2013 that I wanted this year to be different.Taking on a lifestyle overhaul is a hefty goal. And, as I mentioned last week, it’s truly important to me to stay inspired in 2013.
As most people know, it takes approximately 30 days to make something a habit. That is one month of concentration, practice, and planning to get things to “stick”. This idea appealed to the list-maker in me and so I decided to make a list of 12 goals I wanted to incorporate in 2013. Each month will have a theme and by the end of the year I look forward to seeing how these little changes add up.
So without further ado, here are my 2013 little changes for a big difference:
Jan: Waste Not Want Not
Feb: Healthy Girl Healthy Life
March: A Penny Saved
April: Work It Out
May: Try as I Might
June: Organized Is the New Black
July: Get Out
August: Stress Less…..Way Less
September: Love Is All Around
November: Power of The Positive
December: Happy Looks Good On You
So, let’s get started! January is Waste Not Want Not month. This month my goal is to reduce overall wastefulness at the Running In Pink Project house. In our home we tend to over-buy food (especially produce), under utilize leftovers, and, as a result, waste food/money/resources. We also have some pretty bad habits of not recycling water bottles and leaving lights on all over the house. My goals for January’s change are simple:
1.Reduce waste from plastic water bottles and jugs.
2. Meal plan to better utilize all groceries purchased (especially produce).
3.Use or freeze leftovers.
4. Be mindful of electricity being used.
Very do-able! In fact, the hubs and I started last week and have been doing great. I may have slightly under-estimated some of the lunch groceries but a quick extra trip to the store on the way home from work definitely trumps over-buying and tossing food! So, Ill continue to blog about our progress throughout the month. And for now I leave you with this….. (Hehehe)