Scary, isn’t it?
Exactly 6 months ago you probably did what many Americans do – set New Year’s Resolutions. Only to be forgotten by the close of January. The turning of a page; the start to a new year, with bright hopes and dreams of a healthier, happier you. Or something like that…
My 2010 New Year’s Resolutions were:
To fit in exercise AT LEAST 4 days a week, every week
To continue trying new, healthy recipes (one recipe a week!)
To run a half marathon
To obtain a weight that I feel energized at
To continue blogging about nutrition
To earn 500 hours towards the CDE credential
I’m going to go one-by-one here…
- Exercise 4 days a week – Check! While I’m getting in just shy of 4 runs per week, hockey games have put me at 4-5 workouts a week…every week. Woo!
- Try a new, healthy recipe each week – Check! Maybe I was anticipating getting lazy or something, because this has been a breeze! I probably try 2-4 new recipes a week…so many new recipes that Mr. Prevention BEGS for me to make his favorites over again!
- Run a half marathon – Check! Ugh, done. This wasn’t “fun” but it was humbling and I was proud of myself. You can read the race recap if you missed it!
- Obtain a weight I feel energized at – In progress! I have lost 3-4 pounds (sigh). While I want to lose 30 pounds, this is a start! My PCOS diagnosis has been a major set-back so I am being patient and getting to my happy weight the right way, with the obstacles I face in mind.
- Continue blogging – In progress! I love blogging, and that hasn’t changed! I’m still posting an average of 6x a week, and that has stayed pretty consistent since the beginning of Prevention RD.
- Earn 500 hours towards my CDE credential – Slowly in progress! I have completed 215 hours towards my CDE since the start of 2010 for a total of 487.5 hours (I need 1,000). This is going slower than I’d hoped and I think this largely in part due to the addition of our bariatric program. In the beginning of 2010 I had no bariatric patients and I now see over 20 patients twice a month…at 30+ minutes an appointment. That time in baratric consult could have conceivably been spent on diabetic education, but it’s okay because I’ve learned a TON about bariatrics and met some wonderful patients, surgeons, and nurses in the process.
Quick Garden Update!
Question: What was one New Year’s Resolution you set that you have either met, or that is currently in progress?
Here’s to a wonderful second half of 2010!