I'm not usually someone to make New Year's resolutions but I decided to try it out this year. I am looking at it more as an evaluation of my year and just where I want to be by this time next year and I'm going to take it from there. So this is pretty much how I see it...
I think that in general I have pretty good habits regarding my health. I work out a lot and for the most part I eat pretty healthy. My resolution in terms of health is to reverse my worst habit which is my inconsistency. When I am not being lazy I'm really on top of things but once I get lazy I just stop in my tracks. For example, the apple cider vinegar. I'm really good about it most of the time but when I get off track it isn't for a day, it is for a week. I feel the effects of taking that much time off. I need to be more consistent and I've been getting better lately so I think this is definitely an obtainable goal.
My other resolution is to reduce my stress. I am the kind of person that takes things very personally and I let everything affect me. I need to mellow out about things like that and let things roll off my back because I think that it'll really make me a much happier person. I also need to make sure I consciously take "me" time. The winter is the perfect time to start making this a habit because I have time. Once I make it part of the routine it will hopefully follow me into the busy season and help to make that a less stressful time.
The main theme of my "resolutions" is to start forming new habits. This is really the only way to make sure that you stick to your resolutions. It is easy to go to the gym and eat right for a few weeks, but if you don't commit to making it a habit or a lifestyle, you fall off the wagon by the end of January. I feel like we've all been there.
So, now that I've done the somewhat obligatory resolution summary, I figured I'd show you something you don't see much on this blog. As you all know by now I'm not much of a drinker. I rarely ever drink actually. I wanted a margarita for my birthday and it never happened lol. I can't drink beer because of the wheat and I really am not a fan of wine. I will taste wines to try and change that because I see nothing wrong with a glass of wine now and then but have never found one I really like. Then I found out that I like sweet dessert wines, mostly moscatos.
This one is especially delicious. I've never heard of or seen a red moscato before, but I had given this one a try at the Chocolate Trade Show I went to a few months ago. It is called Red Electra and is made at the Quady Winery which, according to my "Is Your Wine Vegan?" app, is vegan. I only drink wine once or twice every couple of months and decided to have a (admittedly large) glass this week while I was at my bro's house last week. I will have another glass to celebrate New Year's Eve tomorrow night :) After that I probably won't have a drink for a few months. For the record, I was DEFINITELY feeling that glass when I was done, which is a pretty good indication of how rarely I drink.
What are your resolutions, if you make them?
P.S. My abs and triceps are on fire today. Good training session yesterday ;)