If you’ve been keeping up with my posts the last few weeks, then you know this New Year is all about revitalization for me! With that, instead of trying to quit bad habits – I instead decided I wanted to try new things and to live more fully. [2011 Calendar from The Must Stash]
So far so good! But one tough thing is keeping it all organized. I’ve added a couple things to my routine (which I’ll share about in a moment), and that seems to be upsetting the apple cart (in a good way)! It’s also asking me to more carefully shape my priorities, and I’m so happy for that.
Weekly Planner from Little Otsu.
Throughout this post you’ll find some beautiful handmade items – all of them will help you become more organized. If you’re like me, you love it when the things around you are fun to look at, it makes staying on track all the more enjoyable.
So, back to me! One thing to know about me is that on top of being a wee bit of a computer nerd, I also love documentaries. Thanks to Netflix coming to Canada I’ve been truly getting my fix the last little while. The husband and I are planning to watch Food Inc together soon. I heard about the movie from friends a while back, but wasn’t ready to watch it for some reason. I was worried it would just discourage me (I’ve been known, when busy with work, to eat take-out 4 out of 7 nights a week and I’ve always loved processed foods), and now I’m glad that I waited.
Custom Organizer from Bubbo.
I did watch the episode of Oprah when the director of the film was on the show, and for some reason he got me thinking about fruit and vegetables. And that I wasn’t eating them very often… Then at the start of the New Year, instead of starting a diet or vowing to watch what I eat, I instead asked myself – are you drinking 8 glasses of water a day, are you eating 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day? And I issued myself a challenge to do so. I now have a tracker on my desk, and most days I’m eating 3-4 servings of fruit and vegetables and 4 or 5 glasses of water. Can I tell you something? This coupled with yoga and a bit of light cardio, and I feel energetic, full, and my cravings for unhealthy food have diminished big time. Because this is hard to keep track of I actually keep the tracker out on my desk where I can note down my intake and if I’ve exercised too.
Printable Recipe Cards from Little Paper Dog.
I have a feeling that when I sit down in a week or two to watch Food Inc. I’m going to be nodding my head in agreement with a lot of what’s said. I’d love to hear from you if you’ve already seen the movie, or your experiences with healthy lifestyle changes!