My one resolution for the new year.

Welcome 2015!!!! I took a little blogging hiatus over the holidays to just relax and enjoy my family. We had an amazing, blessed Christmas. We celebrated…maybe a little too much. 😉 Now it’s time to look forward and start the new year fresh! I’m only making one new year resolution this year, to Lighten Up. I plan to do this in a number of ways:

1. Lighten Up a few pounds. I think this is everyone’s resolution at some point but I don’t want to say “lose weight”. I really just want to lighten up the few holiday pounds of fat and work on gaining lean muscle mass. I plan to do this by “Eating Clean in 2015!” Ha. I know…corny…but the rhyme cracks me up. I’m getting back on the clean eating band wagon. If I can focus on clean eating 80% of the time I think I’ll be in good shape. This means no dairy, no sugar (ack!) and limited wheat (only unprocessed) products. This is a very lean protein and veggie/fruit heavy diet. I felt amazing when I did this in November and dropped some significant weight.

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2. Lighten Up my pace. I am still struggling with finding my running mojo. I’m hoping once we get past the holidays I can get back to a routine where I can incorporate running more. Baby Z-peat is now old enough where I can take him to the gym and use the gym daycare for an hour or so. I plan to start using it in the mornings while Little Z is in pre-school and try and log a few miles and workouts. And if weather is permitting I’ll break out The Beast (double jogging stroller) and start run/walking again. I know that consistency is the key to getting my running fitness back and getting my speed back up.

wpid-20141206_092053-1-1.jpg3. Lighten Up the clutter. We have managed to accumulate a massive amount of crap over the years. It is time to purge, purge, purge. We started cleaning out a couple of closets over the break and managed to fill several garbage bags for the trash and several boxes for donation. It feels so good to reduce the junk and get it out of the house. I plan to tackle one closet and room at a time and just obliterate the junk and organize. Get ready to work Mr. label maker!

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One closet down! Gotta love plastic bins, bins, bins!!

4. Just Lighten Up. I need to lighten up the negativity and self-doubt. I need to not take things so seriously. I need to enjoy life’s little moments more. This one is difficult. It’s hard not to compare yourself to others and then be wracked with self-doubt, especially in this age of social media where everyone posts EVERYTHING. I need to remember to run my own race, at my own pace, in my own time. My situation is my situation. I need to find my own way and be proud of my accomplishments big and small. So for starters here’s one accomplishment that I’m super proud of: this little guy!

wpid-20141225_080835.jpgWhat are some of your resolutions for 2015??

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