Monday, January 04, 2010
keeping it specific in 2010
It's time to dip my toe back into the regular writing of this blog by letting you know that I have scaled way back on the New Year's resolutions this year.
In 2008, I had a list.
Last year, I resolved to "treat my body as well as I treat my mind." Since I gained at least 10 pounds (I'm afraid to get on the scale) and even more than that since my breast cancer diagnosis in early 2006, abandoned yoga and did no strength or core training, I was inclined to view this year as an abject failure on the resolution front. But then my spouse reminded me that I rode my bike pretty much everywhere between April and the first snow. Also, I ran regularly throughout the summer (this was brought to a halt by H1N1 but I'll start again) and cooked more than I ever have in my life.
So I've decided to tell myself that I did OK.
But this year, I have decided to be very realistic and specific in my goal. This year, I resolve to make soup.
Yesterday's soup was lentil carrot, from "Cooking With Foods That Fight Cancer."
Soup-making is creative and provides right-brain stimulating repetitive motion. Soup is generally healthful and inexpensive to make. But really, I just feel like making soup.
I'm going to make soup at least 20 times this year (every other week, less in the summer).
Have you made any goals for 2010?