This week, Jamie Ridler at http://jamieridlerstudios.ca/wishcasting-wednesday-november-25, asks "What steps do you wish to take?"
After reading a couple of other people's wishes, I realized that I have recently started taking steps to become a healthier me and hopefully a healthier family. So far they have really only been small steps, but baby steps get you to where you want to be. I have started cooking more at home instead of getting take out. Don't get me wrong, we still get take out and we still have way too much junk food, but like last night we had salmon, broccoli rabe, and roasted yukon gold dreamer potatoes. I am so not a fish eater, but I know salmon is much healthier than the red meat that I love to eat and I know that my husband really likes salmon and wants to start eating it more often and my 20 1/2 month old really ate great at dinner last night. I think I may be cooking Indian Dal (lentils) for dinner tonight. This is another dish that my husband really likes and it's a great dinner for the whole family to be able to eat including my 10 month old twins. I also want to eat at our kitchen table, not in front of the TV. This means keeping the kitchen clean so that I can cook and we can eat at the table!
Along with eating healthier, we really need to start exercising more. My husband plans to set up his bike in the basement once his brother leaves Friday. I plan to walk more often. Even though it is getting cold, and I unfortunately didn't take advantage of the mild fall we have had here in MA, I plan to get out with the kids and just keep them bundled. It won;t hurt them to be out in the cold weather as long as I have them bundled warm enough, plus it will be good for them to be outside.
Another way for me to be healthier is to make sure that I try to be creative every day. I get on a roll, but then I tend to stop. I think it is better for me to do small projects rather than large ones because with 3 kids completing large projects takes so much out of me. I also need to be better at time management. I can't not wait to the last minute to complete things, like I have done in the past! This just ends up causing more stress and I don't enjoy being creative.
The last way that I want to be healthier is by journaling. I love my blogs and Jamie has given me lots to think about. I love blogging at thiscrazylife-amy.blogspot.com, since it is about my life with my family. I do want to continue to journal in a paper journal though, because I believe that, at least for me, hand writing my thoughts and feelings on paper feels much better sometimes than blogging and it is much more personal.
What steps do you wish to take?