It’s that time of year again!! I always find New Years to be a funny time of year because it seems to be one of the only times where we ALL sit down and reflect back on our past year and set these big audacious goals for the year ahead … and sometimes those big goals are hard to stick to because we tend to overwhelm ourselves right off the bat by telling ourselves that we have to eat salad for dinner every night and go to the gym 7 days a week!! I’ve definitely set those sorts of goals for myself in the past and then I get frustrated when I can’t keep up with them, so, this year I decided to do things a little differently. This year I really took the time to sit down and figure out 5 resolutions that are the most important to me and I turned them into goals that I can work on every day but also won’t overwhelm me!! Here they are …
1. Reduce My Waste
I’ve been really focused on this lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about fast fashion, the excess of paper and plastic used in packaging and just the overuse of plastic in general (have you seen the news on Plastic Island?! It’s HEARTBREAKING!!!) … it’s insane how this waste is harming our planet so I am making this my top priority this year … I am determined to reduce the amount of waste that comes in and out of our household!!
2. Continue to Work on My Plant-Based Lifestyle
I love cooking and coming up with creative plant-based recipes that I can share with all of YOU so I’m determined to spend more time having fun and playing around in the kitchen this year!!! Actually, while we’re on the topic, below are some of my FAVOURITE vegan recipes, if you haven’t yet tried them, make this one of YOUR goals for 2018!!
- Captain’s Plant-Based Kale Ceaser Salad
- Vegan Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese
- Vegan BLT
- Vegan Monster Sub
- Crispy Buffalo Tofu Wrap
Ps. Here are a few of my favourite plant-based cookbooks!!
3. Refine My Schedule
I’m pretty good at scheduling EVERYTHING into my iCal but there’s still room for improvement and refining it even further. This year I would like to incorporate MORE downtime with Leo and my family!!
4. Up My Fitness Game
Notice how I didn’t write “Go to the gym more”?! Welp, it’s because I literally DREAD going to the gym … so, knowing that, I want to make this achievable and desirable for me soooo this means going out for walks with Leo and Nacho, tobogganing with Leo and running (who am I kidding … WALKING) us back up the hill, going for more skinny dips in the summer (where I have to swim and RUN back to my clothes) … LOL! Just being more active outside doing things I enjoy, that also gets my heart rate up at the same time!
5. Drink More Water
This is on my list EVERY single year and every single year I always feel like this is a struggle for me … so, I’ll definitely be keeping this listed on my top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for 2018!! Maybe I’ll invest in a new water bottle which will help me tackle TWO of my goals, reduce waste by eliminating plastic water bottles AND encouraging me to drink more H2O.
What are your New Year’s Resolutions for 2018??