So you can see how new year's resolutions tend to rub me the wrong way. For several years, I didn't make any at all. Since I also like to succeed at everything I set my hand to, I refuse to knowingly set myself up for failure. This year is different, though. I have a resolution that I am so excited about that I genuinely want to follow through. Here it is:
Specifically, this includes:
- Eat more organic/quality foods. This means that I will buy more organic beef from the Dolloffs and occasionally organic milk from Lorenae Dairy in Galena, MO. My mom grows green onions with nothing more than a jar and water. She had them in her window sill, and I think this would be a good way to "grow" some of my own food (Since I am not an outdoorsy person, gardening is out.).
- Use better quality body products. After working at Spa Chateau, I don't think I will ever be able to go back to using cheap lotions and body products. This year I will read more labels. If a lotion lists water, alcohol, or mineral oil as being some of the top ingredients I won't even consider it.
- Excercise a little. You heard me. A little. Just before my birthday I went running in the morning for the first time ever! I want to do again that every now and then. I also have a fantastic work out DVD that does not bore me and challenges me every time. I want to use it more.
- The part of this that I am most excited about is.... taking more vitamins and supplements. Used to, when I heard the word "vitamin" it conjured up visions of my elderly grandfather with his basket full of a myriad of vitamins. I thought they were for old people. (Since I am creeping up on 30, maybe I wasn't wrong.) Anyway, a couple months ago a friend heard me talking about my energy lag and emotional seesaw. She recommended B12. I started taking it under the tongue, and noticed an energy boost immediately. A couple Saturdays ago, I did a pedicure on a nurse who works for a doctor at a natural health care clinic. She recommended magnesium for my migraines and D3 for overall health. I just purchased these and am excited about adding these to my health plan.
- Get control of my migraines! I refuse to continue having migraines as frequently as I do. I have some form of headache almost every day, and was diagnosed as having migraines a few years ago. I'm going to make some health changes. A close friend also has migraines, and she recently saw a doctor and shared some information with me. The first step is recognizing what brought on the migraine. Common triggers are: caffeine, white breads, lack of sleep, sunlight, dehydration. Since then every time I get a migraine I ask myself what triggered it and how can I avoid that in the future. The magnesium is an exciting step in the right direction.