Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Beginnings...

Here are my New Year's Resolutions for 2011... I have decided to put them out there in the virtual universe, maybe it will help me be accountable for them.

Here goes. In no particularly order.

1. Make more time for reading.
Since having Avalon, I truly feel I have not had a spare moment to read... But then I think of the time I spend on Facebook and remember, well yes, I DO have some time to read.

2. Eating Cleanly.
Ok. So pretty much every year starts with a diet of sorts (apart from last year as I was 7 months pregnant) but THIS time, in a joint initiative with the hubby, we are going to make greener and healthier choices for us and A. Truth be told, we have actually been making steps towards this over the last year. I have stopped eating meat (G considers himself a 'part-time carnivore') We buy organic fruit, vegetables, bread (when we can) and dairy products and we go for less packaging and fair trade products when available. We also avoid 'bad' sugars and sweeteners. Believe it or not, this has very little to do with weight.
This year, we want to take it a step further, particularly now that A is starting to eat bits and pieces... It is called the D.E.S Diet, or the Don't Eat Shit Diet... A phrase coined by Twwly. Of course this goes hand in hand with getting regular exercise... I realise now I cannot neglect myself if I want to be the best person I can be and the best Mum for Avalon.

3. Be present & true.
This one is a little tricky and will probably be the most difficult to stick to.
I find that often I lack confidence to speak my mind when confronted with people and situations I find difficult. I smile and nod. or shy away. Well.... no more. I can no longer be a pushover, or have someone zing me with their negativity. I have realised over the past 12 months how dangerous this has been to me, stewing over conversations, losing sleep... so now? I vow to say my piece...breath...then let it go.
I have come away from meeting with friends and family feeling dejected over their comments and remarks, whether hurtful and negative on purpose or not; either way, I will make a greater effort (for my own well-being) to say what I feels needs to be said. I cannot sit and stew.... it is unhealthy.

I guess only time will tell. But here it is. In writing. I will do my best.


  1. good it is hard to say things but permissiveness - gives people permission to treat us poorly

  2. I agree Sparklingstyle... I also learning 'diplomacy' when I find myself in these situations. I have observed that it is often the others insecurities that they are projecting... we are funny folk, us humans.