Health-Resolutions for 2012

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My New Year’s Health Resolutions

  • Incorporate more herbs into my diet, including cinnamon. After observing my glucose tolerance in a nutrition lab I took last semester, I learned that I’m at risk for developing diabetes (my dad is diagnosed with it – thank you genetics). It’s always important to get tested, so add that to your list this year!
  • Re-mend relationships with old friends before we all graduate from college. I’ve met so many people in college, and lately I’ve noticed that I’ve been trying to hide away from the world. I’m going to make an effort to reach out to those who have made my college career a memorable experience.
  • Refine my self-control and self-awareness. Losing weight requires a great amount of self-control, and awareness to how certain foods affect the body is crucial to understanding and making habitual changes. Macaroons,  like Kyrptonite to Superman, are my weakness. I need to work on this, but one is okay on occasion 🙂
  • Take care of my financial stresses, and spend more wisely. This means more time for DIY projects, wahoo!
  • Laugh more often. Does anything else need to be said about this one?
  • Floss twice a day. If you floss twice a day, bless you and your beautiful teeth, I’m jealous! I’ve struggled with this process my whole life, always getting yelled at by my dental hygienist. Next cleaning appointment, I know she’ll be impressed.
  • More Yoga/Pilates development. This year I experimented with a few Yoga and Pilates classes. This year I hope I can explore more into the meditation exercises and increase my strength, balance, and clear the mind.
  • Talk on the phone more often. I’m so guilty of this one, and I chose to put this on my list because I know my parents miss talking to me. This will put a smile on their face and mine. Contacting old friends is a must as well, especially since I’m only home once a year.
  • Break off bad relationships. Too many times I’m caught in a negative relationship with people. I don’t need this kind of energy in my life, no one should!
  • Try new foods.  I often go to cool new asian restaurants and get the same meal. Yup, you guessed right: Bibimbap or Pad Thai. Now’s my chance to expand my palate and be adventurous!
  • Stop focusing on other people, and focus on myself. I grew up comparing myself to other people on a constant basis. I realized that I will never be able to have Angelina Jolie’s tall slender body, or Kim Kardashian’s big, long-lashed eyes. Graced with my short 5’0 body, and small asian eyes, this year will focus on enhancing MY assets.

What health related resolutions do you hope to accomplish this year?