It’s almost 1/1, the day many people make resolutions.
This year — 2013 — is the first I’ve been paleo through the entire calendar year! I am looking forward to making 2014 my second paleo year! Yes, of course there were days I ate sugar, and days I drank egg nog. There were couch potato days. But the majority of food I ate was within my paleo template, and I made an excellent effort to move and exercise most days of every week (having a gym buddy helped with that).
I just went back and read my post from last year at this time. I was feeling good then, and I am feeling good now.
This year, I did not gain weight, and I did not lose weight. But I am stronger, and I have more muscle, and less fat. So, I decided to make some resolutions to keep that good progress going:
- I will complete a three week sugar-busting program, to eradicate the sources of sugar that have found their way into my world over the holidays (I’m looking at you, Mr. Egg Nog). The nice thing about a 3 week challenge is that it’s a short-term resolution. The pressure is on for 3 weeks. I can do that. And during that time, maybe some good habits will develop!
- I will focus on increasing my strength (measured objectively, such as the number of consecutive push-ups I can do, and the amount of weight used for my “sumo squats with overhead press” move).
- Drop a size. If this doesn’t happen, I won’t be sad. But if it does happen, it will make me very happy! At least it’s a good motivator to keep in mind when I am waffling about whether to hit the gym or go home and sit on the couch.
Hope everyone has a good, happy, and healthy 2014.