I am trying to re-focus my goals. Now that I have made some positive changes in my lifestyle, I figure, I need to re-evaluate what other changes need to come next. I have been doing ok with exercising. I've had a little slow down due to chaos and weather, but will be back up and at it when things (weather) is better. I am eating a little better, but can always do more. I have been shinig my sink and picking up the kids toys every night. I have been better at getting to bed at a reasonable hour. I think my next step is to focus on my eating more. I have been having less breads than previously, but still need to do much better. I have stopped drinking coffee almost exclusively. I am now only drinking tea, except for the rare occasion when I need the caffeine (which means I didn't listen to myself and get sleep). I have decided to cut out all soda except for soda water. No artificial colors for me. I am also only going to eat sugar in small amounts and only in it's most natural state. I am not doing anymore HFCS and no agave nectar. My goal is honey, maple syrup, raw sugar, stevia, and other natural sugars like dates and fruit. I am going to eat even less meat than I am now. I haven't been as good as I'd like to be, but I can always look at where I am at and how I can do better. I think I have been doing better at eating at home, but that is always a struggle, especially with me working. I need to plan better. I need to incoorporate more beans, fruits, and veggies into my diet. I think it has really helped that I am pretty much only having yogurt and granola for breakfast. I feel better and am not eating a ton of carbs early in the day. Also, I am waiting for my food testing to come back to see if I have any allergies. It will be really interesting to see what it says and where I go from there.
So, to refocus, I am decreasing the amount of carbs I eat (especially early in theday), I am only using minimal amounts of natural sweeteners, decreasing the amount of animal protein and increasing non-animal protein, and eating more fruits and veggies. I really need to do more research on healthy eating. There is jsut so much info out there, that I need to figure out what is going to work best for me and my family. If anyone wants to comment on good reads for healthy eating and recipes, I am all ears.
The last goal that I want to focus on is ensuring that I get to be creative more often than I am right now. Granted, cooking is a creative outlet, but I want to do more. I want/need to knit, sew, paper craft, cake decorate, make jewelry, and any other creative form that I love.
These are my newest goals and I am starting to work on them as I write!