It’s a new year, and I’ve made my resolutions.
Here they are:
1. Workout every day. I am part of a relay team for the Raleigh Half Ironman. I am the swimmer, who must swim 1.2 miles in Jordan Lake. I need to keep up my workouts even though the event is in June. I love swimming at the YMCA, and I love strength training at barre3, so expect to see me there a lot. (And I get no perks for saying this.)
2. Give up alcohol, caffeine and Gluten for the month of January. Despite being Jewish, we had a Christmas party every weekend last month. One week, we had one Every. Single. Night. I love Christmas time because we are not stressed, we get to spend time with our wonderful friends, and we don’t have to strap a tree to our car. (Goodness, that does not look fun.) I especially love your parties, where I drink your alcohol and eat your good food — have you had the ham biscuits from Ladyfingers Caterers in Raleigh? I had about 20 in one night. And don’t get me started on how much eggnog and bourbon I imbibed. I am so grateful for all the party invites. We are lucky to have so many fun friends who know how to do Christmas right. This month, however, I hit the pause button.
3. Here’s the doozy: I will not buy anything for six months. Last year, I did a three month moratorium on spending. This year, I am upping the ante and going for six. Obviously, I have to buy food and gas and dog food. I am talking about not buying all the extras — shoes, necklaces, handbags, anything for decorating the house. So if you see me out, be my accountability partner! I am going to be grateful for what I currently have. I may even get rid of some of it.
Want to try the spending moratorium with me? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Help you with your resolutions. A friend of mine has declared 2015 the year of “Releasing and Relaxing.” I love this. Let’s spend the year purging anything we don’t like in our homes. Even if you dislike it a little bit, it should not be in your house. It takes up energy and causes stress. By getting rid of things we don’t like, we will relax. And we need to remember we are here to enjoy this journey. To do that, you need to relax. Release and Relax. I am here to help you do that!
Happy New Year! Here’s to a great 2015.