Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year's Resolutions

It's that time... everyone is coming up with their New Year's Resolutions. Some of us spend this time of year over-analyzing our character and picking it over with a fine tooth comb.
I have come to the conclusion over time that baby-steps work for me. I refuse to set myself up for failure by stating the grandiose resolutions that basically state that I'm going to be perfect. 'Cause that's just absurd!
But that's not to say that I'm not going to be working on things to make myself better.
It is a time of renewal and so for me, this year I resolve to put forth renewed effort into tools that have helped me in the past and that I think will make my 2012 better, easier, and more enjoyable and fulfilling.
I'll be posting a few of my favorite things over the next few weeks. These are all things that I have personally tried and found great success with.

Since physical fitness seems to be the most popular new year's theme, we'll start there.
The best diet/fitness plan that I've ever tried is Jackie Warner's plan. I read "This is Why You're Fat" from cover to cover and really bought into it.
Source: google.com via Mary on Pinterest

The basic philosophy (there's way more to it than this, I'm just skimming here) is that your liver is the key to your healthy kingdom. If your liver is not healthy, you won't be healthy. It makes sense to me so I followed it.
I kid-you-not when I tell you that within 3 days I saw results that I didn't see when I was constantly working out off of the plan.  AND I didn't have to work out nearly as long as I used to.
I've never been good at dieting. It's just not my forte.  This is a girl who loves her Oreo cookies.  But with this plan, it was all worth it and I never felt hungry or jipped in any way.
 So now I'm off to reread parts of the book and detox my liver again so that when I do want to indulge after five days of "eating clean" my liver can make quick work of everything I toss it's way.
Then maybe I'll be brave enough to post pictures of me in a swimsuit when it comes time to post about summer vacations.  Ha!  Yeah right!

1 comment:

Christy {SparklesandSpinach} said...

Best of luck to you! I love Jackie!!! She's awesome. I think you'll do great following her plan =)