I have been doing beautifully at several New Year's Resolutions that I never even made.
- I have been exceeding my daily water requirement without a problem!
- Alcohol is not consumed!
- Coffee consumption at a minimum!
- I barely look at desserts!
- Husband and I have lost over 10 lbs between the two of us in a week!
Ready for my secret? Might want to get a pen. Here it is:
Nasty cold followed by pukey stomach bug followed by another sinus/cold thing.
Not really so much virtuous and more just vomitous.
Anyway, that's a lot of what's been going on around here. We were all hit really hard except for Oliver, who seems to have escaped with just a mild version. Taking turns puking (thank you sweet baby Jesus that Husband and I weren't sick on overlapping days) and now just pushing through these lingering colds. And because I cannot keep getting sick - CANNOT CANNOT WILL NOT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO - I have taken things up a notch.
II. Well. You Really Are Crazy, Aren't You?
Okay, so we eat generally decent-ish, we don't spend our evenings off gallivanting at bars until 2 AM and we take supplements like a champ (vitamin D! omega-3! prenatal/multi-vitamin!) and yet we get sick ALL THE FREAKING TIME. We have humidifiers in bedrooms, I rinse my nose with my weirdo Neil-Med bottle, we wash our hands thoroughly and regularly and not with antibacterial soap and yet sick-sick-sick all the time.
The first thing I am trying to change is our thinking. If I think I'm going to get sick, then perhaps I really will get sick. Mind over matter! You are what you think! Etc, etc! Yup, it's affirmation time. Allllll over the house. Because I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me! (Stuart Smalley, anyone?)
So positive affirmations are the first step. We will no longer be sick people. We are HEALTHY and full of ENERGY. Repeat with me! Again! And again!
Also: resuming juicing veggies & a little fruit on a daily basis,
Terrible Tonic" that contains raw garlic, honey, and Apple Cider Vinegar.
Oh, and there is one last piece to this magical get healthy puzzle...
III. My Other Resolution/Goal for 2013
While I want to keep the word "NOW" as my word and my focus for 2013, I couldn't resist the urge to list some more tangible goals for the year. I started writing down projects and exercise goals and blog post ideas and a bunch of other stuff and then felt overwhelmed, per usual, and I wondered how I could possibly fit it in. And then I thought some more about it and also about my year-end review of 2012, and really, the problem isn't time. It's about time management, but more than that, it's about energy (or lack thereof) and the fact that I'm never functioning at 100%. And why am I not at my best? Because I do not get enough sleep. So that is my big goal of 2013: sleep. I think a lot of my struggles come down to not sleeping enough. I need to put all of my focus into trying to get 8 hours a night, even if that means cutting out some "me" time in the evening. But surely that is worth it to have day time feel much more pleasant and to not be sick for weeks on end. Also, I won't be dragging so much during nap/rest time so perhaps I can accomplish more in that chunk of time. So to achieve this goal I am going to be in bed by 9 pm at night with no computer and no phone as I know they are detrimental to sleep. I can read 30 minutes or so and then bed. I'm very exciting, aren't I? Very exciting and with fresh raw garlic & vinegar breath. Let's kiss.
IV. Back To Two and Through
Having the stomach flu for one day reminded me of exactly how I felt for the first half of both of my pregnancies so I am now back to being quite happy with just two kids, thankyouverymuch. (Eh...for now, for now. Cannot make up mind and/or stop mind from thinking it needs to be made up.)