Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As planned, I hung out at home night with some take-out sushi, champagne and Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin’s New Years Eve special.
Beamer was not impressed with New Year’s Eve.
What does it say about my life that I spent NYE on the couch taking selfies with my dog?
Don’t answer that.
Now that the new year is here, I have been thinking of a few things I’d like to work on in 2015. I generally don’t like making New Year’s Resolutions because I never keep them, but there’s always room for improvement in life and the new year is a great time to think about that. Here are some things I’d love to work on this year.
Goals for 2015
Registered Dietitian Stuff: I need to do better about getting Continuing Education Units, which I have to get to maintain my RD. I could get them left and right when I was a school dietitian but now that I work in clinical, I need to take more initiative to get them on my own. You have to get 75 within a 5-year period I think I have 10. Yeah, need to get on that.
Bloggin’: I started this blog 11 months ago and it has grown into something I really love. There are a few things I’d like to change about the layout but haven’t because wordpress is scary. I also hope to add a few more nutrition/RD-related posts in the new year.
Volunteer: I would really like to find somewhere to volunteer where I can use my RD. I need to do some research on this.
Life: Gah, so many things here…. don’t sweat the small stuff. Laugh more. Worry less. Be kind. Don’t take things for granted.
Fitness: This is a hard one because I don’t really know what’s going to happen with my knee. It’s feeling so much better than it was (I’m not in constant pain anymore- yay!) but I am still feeling discomfort when I do certain things. I’m not at a point yet where I feel comfortable easing back into exercise, and I don’t want to set myself up for failure by setting lofty fitness goals in 2015 that will ultimately be unrealistic for me. If I am somehow able to get back into running, I would really love to run in Virginia Tech’s 3.2 for 32 run in April. That race would mean a lot to me, both physically and on a personal level. I also just want to get back on my bike. I originally got a road bike because I wanted to do a triathlon. I still want to do that but for now, I would just be happy if I could cycle pain-free. We’ll see what happens.
Food: There once was a time when I obsessed over counting calories or eating X number of servings of this or that. This past year, I have really backed off of approaching food like that and instead just focused on eating better as a whole- paying attention to my vegetable and fruit intake, making sure I get enough calcium, choosing lean cuts of meal, limiting snacks when I’m really not hungry, and meal planning so I’m less tempted to go out to eat. This has worked really well for me, so I hope to continue eating habits like this in 2015.
Please stay tuned tomorrow… I have a post coming all about tips for a healthy 2015!
Happy New Year, everyone!!
What are some of your goals for 2015?