So we are all on the verge of our next set of New Year's Resolutions...
I definitely don't make a long list as that just sets me up for failure. I usually pick one thing and see how it goes. Last year I vowed to improve my eating choices and as part of that drop all sodas from my diet. That wasn't too difficult as I'm not a big soda drinker but I did like a Diet Coke as a pick-me-up fairly often. I wasn't 100% successful with the sodas, I think I may have had 2 Diet Cokes in 2013. And I remember an adult beverage that used Ginger Ale as a mixer. As to the improved eating, I did a very good job with that. I went on a smoothie craze and incorporated many more fruits and veggies into my diet. I also eliminated most processed foods, junk foods, and sugary stuff (well, except for chocolate. One can only sacrifice so much!). I don't like fast foods so I didn't need to stay away from Burger King or McD's as I already avoided them. I can genuinely say I felt SO much better with improved nutrition! More energy, less aches and pains, I don't think I even had a headache in 2013, no colds or flu, and without even trying I lost about 15 pounds!.....I will continue all those diet changes, they were totally worth it!
Now, for 2014, I have a much less fun resolution, but worthwhile nonetheless. The company I work for has challenged everyone to reach a certain level of professional certification that goes along with your job title. For me, this is going to mean passing three Microsoft exams related to my job. It will require A LOT of tedious studying and memorization, but in the end improves my job security. In this day and age, you can't have enough of that! So I resolve to study for and pass these exams!
So, how about you? Any goals for 2014?