- Almost Vegan: I have been vegan/vegetarian for the past 2.5 years now. I always start out the year strong sticking to being vegan, but halfway thru the year I begin to falter and then stay vegetarian for the balance of the year. So, why do I choose to be vegan? For me, it is mainly health reasons. I simply love the way I feel when I eat vegan. Yes, the environmental and animal issues are important, but the main reason is health. So, I decided to approach this year with a little different mind set. I am not going to stress the small stuff! I mean it's not like I am allergic to dairy...so, if my family want to go out to eat at a restaurant and I get a little butter in my meal, no biggie. So, that is why I am calling myself..."almost vegan."
- Exercise: Being off work this past week has allowed me to slow down and focus on myself a little more. I have been going to yoga and/or the gym daily and it feels awesome. I am committing to staying focused on exercising. I will not come home from work and veg on the couch every night. I will remember how great I feel about myself when I take care of myself and that means sticking to yoga class.
- Saving $$: This is a no-brainer, I think we all want to save more money. I will not become seduced by commercialism trying to convince me that I need materialistic possessions to make me happy. I will not waste time on the week-ends being herded thru shopping malls using my hard earned money on over priced crap from China. I will use my precious week-end time to connect with my family and friends.
- Environment: This year I want to do more to protect the environment. Recycling is easy, but what can I do that is not so easy. I want this to be more of a focus for my family this year. I know there are tons of way we can improve our lifestyle to be more environmentally friendly, we just have to take the next step. This year I am committing to taking that next step!
Looking forward to a fresh start in 2011!