I hope everyone is having a fantabulous New Year’s Eve and if you plan on going out tonight, have fun but please be safe!

I will be joining the masses this coming year with a list of New Year’s resolutions, though I like Averie’s term a little better: intentions. Like she say’s, “resolutions are easily broken [but] you cannot break an intention the way you can “break your New Years resolutions'”.

New Year’s “Intentions” for 2011:

1. Drink at least 64 ounces of water every day
I usually only drink water and coffee (only 1 cup of 1/2 caff in the am), but some days I will go all day without a single sip of water! I need to get better with this.

2. Eat at least one serving of fish high in omega 3’s once a week
Fish is so good for your heart and cardiovascular system. I LOVE seafood, but I rarely ever eat it, especially at home. This is going to change.

3. Get 7-8 hours of sleep each night
‘Nuff said!

4. Try out one recipe a month that challenges my knowledge in the kitchen
I like to challenge myself and try new things, this year I would like to attempt to make a few classic dishes that I have never tried before as well as new techniques. Suggestions are more than welcome!

5. Read one book a month
All I ever said throughout college was how much I wanted to read something that wasn’t from a textbook. After I graduated, I read about 5 books. Since then, over 3 years later…zilch!

6. Do 30-60 minutes of physical activity every day
I already have a plan set into place with this one. I joined Team HEAB yesterday and am so excited to see what Lindsay has in store for us! My ankle is finally getting better from my horrible sprain back in late September so I think it’s about time to see what I can do. Plus, I am so much happier when I’m active!

7. And last but definitely not least, reconnect with family and friends, more phone calls and more visits this year!
I am so bad about visiting and calling my family and friends. A lot of times, I tend to let work rule my life and everything falls to the wayside until the weekend. Well, by the weekend, I’m usually so tired (hopefully #3 will also help with this) that I don’t even feel like leaving my house, much less being sociable. The relationships with the people in my life now are so very important to me and I want to try to do my best to convey that to them by setting up lunch/dinner dates and the occasional phone call when scheduling conflicts don’t allow for visits.

My lucky number is sever, so I figured this was perfect for me. Plus you don’t want to burden yourself with too many goals or you more than likely won’t even achieve one!

Well, I’m off to put some of my own touches on a take-and-bake pizza I bought from Papa Murphy’s. Then it’s time to get ready to paint the town tonight! This will be my first time going out to celebrate New Years and I am so excited!

Have a great night everybody!

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