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Tuesday, January 01, 2013

2013 Is Here!

I'm 52 years old.  I've been married 13-1/2 years.  My stepdaughter just bought her first house.  Time is just flying along.  IT'S 2013, for crying out loud!!  2013!!!

BUT, my hips hurt like I'm EIGHTY-two, my knee has kept me home-bound for days, I have an appointment with the orthopedist on Thursday, I walk like someone much older and have been walking like this for two years.  I've tried accupuncture, physical therapy, a cortisone shot, anti-inflammatories, herbal remedies...  I'm still taking some of the supplements.  In general, I haven't felt better in years - I haven't had one of my horrid winter colds in two winters, and I credit the supplements I'm taking for that.  I am still volunteering at the school and J is still a teacher, so I'm still exposed to the germs I was exposed to three years ago...  But my hips, and now my knee, are getting harder and harder to live with, so it's time to try a doctor again.

So it's 2013.  Am I supposed to be making resolutions?  Okay, how about these?

1.  My OLW (One Little Word) for 2013:  Focus2.  I chose "focus" for my OLW in 2012 and I got a necklace from Lisa Leonard to help keep me on track.  Yea, right.  On track.  I LOST my focus this past year.  I wanted to go to the gym more often.  I did. For a while.  But as time got tight, something had to give and guess what gave - yup, the gym.

 2.  Which brings me to the gym...  I'm not going to announce that I'm going three times a week 'cause we all know that won't happen.  But if I can go once or twice a week, maybe get back into the swing of things...  Who knows?  It takes 30 days to form a habit, I think I heard...

3.  And I joined Cathy Zielske's Move More, Eat Well online class in January 2012.  I started with a bang, like I always do.  I created my binder, took my starting photo, actually posted it in the book...  Yea.  And I read the monthly blog posts and watched the monthly videos in December 2012.  When I needed to thin out all the unread emails in my Hotmail inbox, not because I was feeling any great push to move more or eat well...  But I'm feeling that way again...  So perhaps... the gym a few times a month, ONE dessert on Monday instead of dessert on Monday, more water, walking more during the day which, btw, will certainly help my hips, yoga class on Fridays, and a second yoga class if it works with my schedule...

4.  And I'd love to create a video about my scraproom and post it on one of those scrapping sites.  I tried it once but I was so bad at video-ing, and so awkward on film even though I wasn't visible...  I've been watching a YouTube channel, My Housewife Life.  Jen posted over a month's worth of videos, just taking us along on her day, every day from Thanksgiving prep through New Year's Eve.  Now I don't plan on becoming a YouTube sensation, believe me, but perhaps it's something I can learn to do, film a bit more steadily, at least good enough to post on TwoPeas or some other scrapping room gallery...

5.  I want to really buckle down on my finances, and my budget.  I want to spend less, save more, and learn more about my 401K investments.

6.  I want to cook more.  THIS I can do.  I did more cooking since Hurricane Sandy than ever before; since we lost all the food in our freezers and in our refrigerator, it was easier to buy what I could make, rather than make what I bought years, months, weeks ago.  So when I bought an eggplant, I cooked an eggplant.  When I bought chicken cutlets, I made chicken cutlets.  When I bought a chicken, I made chicken soup.  Hope I can keep this up in 2013...

7.  I want to try to be more organized.  I've tried calendars, Franklin Planners, and my latest, a Filofax.  I bought it for 2012.  Sort of lost focus on it...  (Sensing a theme here?!)  I've bought a 2013 insert and added all the birthdays and anniversaries and other big dates to it and I'm going to give it another shot this year...  Keep your fingers crossed...

So for the time being, those are my plans.  Not resolutions.  If I call them resolutions, they're almost doomed to failure from the start, but plans?  They take a while...  They go on for a while...  I'm big on trying to make things easier for myself, therefore more apt to be accomplished...

What are your plans for 2013?

2 comments:

Mrs.B said...

I've been trying to send you this link and am having trouble with your regular email. Hope this works www.stretching-exercises-guide.com

patrysia said...

I'm always impressed by those readers who write to Cooking Light that they've lost XX pounds by only eating recipes from the mag, so I'm thinking I may give that a try this year (one month, cooking exclusively from the mag). The eight pounds I gained (thank you, my friend perimenopause) last year have certainly made a difference I can feel--my knees are killing me after this month's work project. So I need to lose ten pounds this year, and maybe the CL trick will work.

Here's a list of running/walking events in your area: http://www.roadracerunner.com/races/runningcalendar.aspx?state=nj A lot of these, like the Komen, encourage walkers, and even have a training class beforehand. Maybe you and Little Sister can commit to doing one together, so you have a goal and you each will keep the other from punting. Walking a 5K is easy00you did it with me, remember? It's just 3.1 miles.

I'm going to try and add more races to walk in my year, too.