My 2010 Resolutions & Goals + some fantastic eats

by DanicasDaily on January 1, 2010

Happy 2010 all!  You know, I honestly didn’t realize we were entering a NEW DECADE until this morning :)  I am not sure why, but, ya, I am not usually THAT slow haha.  It’s the time of year where I usually sit down and make out this HUGE list of resolutions plus goals for the year. Do you all make New Year’s Resolutions?

I typically do a 12 month series where I set a goal for each month.  It’s easier to tackle something for 30 days than to tackle it all year long.  It goes anywhere from something physical like 100 crunches a day to something related to eating, focusing on getting 7-9 servings fruits/veggies a day to something I shouldn’t do (like avoiding candy).  I like my resolutions and goals to cover my overall well being ~ health, relationships and living life to the fullest.  I will be working on my finalizing my list this weekend and share any updates with you all.  I am not sure if I will keep my entire 12 months or create a new goal each month so my goals can relate to where I am at in life.  For what it’s worth ~ here it goes…..

Year long resolutions:

  1. Lose 10% of my body weight and get back to my happy weight
  2. Get organized in all areas of my life (home, work, financially, everything I can organize). I’ve spent the entire week organizing & de-cluttering our house so it’s a good start. Keep it going
  3. Reduce stress levels and create a better work/life balance for my health and happiness. This includes letting go of the small things, things I can’t control and the unknown – just live in the present and be happy.
  4. Start a good book and continue reading both books/magazines for “me” time throughout the year.
  5. Focus on my relationship w/The Husband – making sure I find time for him/us, including regular date nights, traveling/vacationing and just enjoying each other daily.
  6. Journal every bite I eat this year – good or bad – if I bite it, I write it!  Bust out my old and NEW Eat Clean Diet books….add it to my Weight Watchers routine ~ Clean Eating with a WW lifestyle = 110% SUCCESS!
  7. Complete my 12 month series of goal!

My 12 month Series:

Jan – Get back to 100+ oz water daily. Start small and GOBIG ~ Wk 1 – 64+oz, Wk 2 – 72+oz, Wk 3 – 80+oz, Wk 4 0 88+oz, Wk 5 – 96+oz.

Feb - Daily Exercise even if it is just for 10 minutes. Pick a race as added motivation (TBD).

Mar – No candy or junk – 100% healthy foods and healthy alternatives when craving sweets. I am not depriving myself, just finding a healthier more nutritious way to take care of my body.

Apr –  25 pushups per day

May - 100 crunches/day

Jun – ½ way through the year – No BLT’s – If I bite it, I write it – keep the promise to myself to count everything! Plus 5+ fruits/veggies with more veggies than fruits daily

July – Strength training 3 days each work – legs, arms and CORE – 1x/wk for each

Aug – Cardio 3 days a week for 20 minutes – min.

Sept – Fun step challenge ~ shoot for 10,000 steps per day or boost it to challenge myself if I am already at 10,000 steps.

Oct – Vitamins daily, including iron. Eliminate negative thoughts – work on positive thoughts. Have 1 month of optimism – find the positive in everything no matter what life dishes up

Nov – Get in my daily oil at least 5 days a week – focus on 9 HG’s daily – 100%

Dec – 5+ fruits/veggies with more veggies than fruits daily – this will help ward off the holiday temptations. For any party I am attending – wait 30 minutes before I eat anything and eat nothing not on a plate – I must pick up 1 small plate and fill it with no foods touching one time – only pick what I truly want, count it, enjoy and have no guilt. Get into the holiday spirit by exercising daily, counting everything, no BLT’s – plan and be successful this holiday season!

Ok….so, I think I am going to be busy this year :)  I am excited for the challenge though.  This morning I started off with a NEW Nature’s Path Cereal that they sent to me awhile back Crunchy Vanilla Sunrise.


I LOVE that it’s Gluten FREE…


And that it has great stats for being Gluten Free ~ Only 2 Weight Watcher Points a serving,


I topped 1 cup with a banana plus 1/2 c ff milk and some Christmas Coffee.  I like that the cereal stays crunchy the entire time you are eating it.  It was lightly sweet with hints of vanilla ~ delish.


For lunch I was planning on using a Chick-Patty but then decided to steal a few of The Husband’s Baked Tyson Boneless Buffalo Chicken Bites.  They are 1 point each – woohoo! 


I made up a mock Buffalo Chicken Salad which was perfect since I was too lazy to make up the real deal :)

Trader Joe’s Organic Herbed Mixed Greens



Cherry tomatoes


A sprinkle of low-fat mozzarella

Plus…one of the few bottled ranch dressings I like ~ Annie’s Cowgirl Ranch.


MMMM ~ So good and not bad for an 8 point salad, huh?!  Seeing it makes me want it all over again.


I had a little chocolate for dessert.  I broke out one of the bars that the super sweet Dot sent me in our exchange… Chocolate xoxox 33% Milk Chocolate.


Super creamy just like Dove chocolate.


This is one of The Husband’s FAVORITE days because he can watch Football all day long.  So, while we were lounging, I read, played with my DROID and decided to do a little not so necessary snacking :) The AWESOME people at Pop-Chips sent us a box of Healthy Holiday Snacks for the holidays.  Ummm….Popchips don’t last long around here….good thing the entire bag is only 2 points.  I wish they sold these little bags at like Costco!


Tonight I tried out a new recipe that cooked all day long in the Slow Cooker. I LOVE my slow cooker because it can whip up SLOW COOKER FULLY LOADED LASAGNA in no time at all!!  I put this together in about 30 minutes this morning then let it cook all day long.  I’ll post the recipe soon ~ it’s so easy and super tasty. (8 points a serving if you can eat an entire serving)


During the last 10 minutes, I threw together a big salad that we shared.


Italian food totally requires GARLIC BREAD (1.5 pts a slice ~ Alexia Garlic Bread) ~ I had one slice and The Husband had the loaf :)


Whew ~ I guess I missed chatting with you all! I would LOVE to know what kinds of resolutions and goals you all are setting this year….maybe I can borrow some of your ideas :)

I am off to get back to doing nothing :D  Ahhhhh…..It’s rare that I relax and do nothing, but, I can’t complain.

Nite all!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 katie January 1, 2010 at 10:46 pm

what a GREAT 12 month plan! i need to make my own!
that lasanga sounds AWESOME!

2 Erica January 2, 2010 at 12:11 am

Great looking goals for the year I love your monthly goals idea may just have to adopt that one for myself. and that buffalo chicken salad was looking really good may have to throw one together tomorrow. :)

3 Marisa (Loser for Life) January 2, 2010 at 6:24 am

I like your 12 month plan. Definitely do-able!

Love that buffalo chicken salad!

4 Annabel @ January 2, 2010 at 10:53 am

Love your goals!

5 Jenna January 2, 2010 at 2:17 pm

That cereal Looks so good, I love how it has a bunch of different cereals mixed together!
Lasagna looks outta this world!

6 Alison January 3, 2010 at 8:18 pm

would you feel better to know that I didn’t realize it was a new decade til I read your post? LOL

Happy New Year and best wishes with your goals.

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