The holidays were a whirlwind. I was on the other side of the planet visiting family in Japan and Ethan was visiting family in the southern United States. We met back at home to ring in the New year together and two days into that new year, I came down with a cold that kept me home bound for about five days. We made healthy resolutions, some of which have been a little slow going, but overall we're off to a good start.

1. Meatless Mondays
They're here to stay! We had a successful 2013 and we're going to keep it. I'll be sharing our favorite 2013 Meatless recipes in a few days. We'll continue to enjoy these this year, but are also looking forward to exploring some new vegetarian alternatives.

2. Floating Fish Days
As Ethan alluded to in his To Meat Or Not To Meat post, we want to add more fish to our diets. So, in addition to Meatless Mondays, we're committed to one day a week wherein our primary protein is fish. It can be any day of the week, hence the "floating." Including New Year's Eve, we've tried three new fish preparations: Pan roasted Chilean Sea Bass, (Dover) Sole Meuniere and Seared Soy-Sesame Arctic Char.  We've started saving Fish and Seafood Recipes on this Pinterest board. Be sure to follow it if you're interested in what we're cooking.

3. Get to the Gym
We had an affordable new gym open up a block away from us and we saw it as a sign to get moving! We continue to take steps to make our meals healthier but we know that exercise needs to be part of our long-term plan. I'm definitely going to keep running, but I wanted more workout variety and, since Ethan doesn't run, the gym is a great way for us to work out together.

We set a goal of at least three visits to the gym per week. We started the year out right and were at the gym on January 2nd, but that night I started to not feel well and as a result, week one was a lacking. This week however, we're one day away from our goal and I promise that it will be met by tomorrow morning.

So that's them in a nut shell. There are a lot more things that we want to accomplish this year, but those are goals for the year. There's a bit more gravitas to a resolution for us. We see it as a publicly shared declaration that we're enhancing our lives in a significant way and expecting to make those changes part and parcel of who we are. 

How do you view resolutions? Do you have any for 2014? How's it going so far?

Jan 16, 2014 Posted in | , , , , , | 2 Comments »

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  1. Unknown says:

    Yay for meatless mondays! I want to try with my family! I look forward to your round up soon! I've started green smoothies with the family and so far so good. I don't eat fish but I'm open to trying new things this year I've got nothing to lose Happy New Year amiga I look forward to a great year on QPNYC

  1. Unknown says:

    You had a busy year, Amiga! I was hoping I'd get to see you at Latism. Now I know, you were probably traveling. I want to hear all about your travels, including India and Japon! Keep chipping away that those goals. I think the secret is to not beat ourselves up if we're not 100% compliant. Seventy, heck, sixty percent is good enough.

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