Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Did you make New Year Resolutions?

I didn't, and don't plan on it but I just read an inspiring bit in Whole Living, a magazine from Martha Stewart.  It was called "Resolution Reboot." The message is basically that once you've given up on your resolution, go back to the basics and make small changes to better yourself. I love all of these and know that I can battle them all year:)

  1. Get more sleep. I am a better mom, and more apt to exercise and eat better if I'm rested so this one is key!  Their main tip is to shut down technology because the light from the devices delays the release of melatonin- a hormone that makes us sleepy.
  2. Eat more mindfully. Eat when your hungry, slowly and without distraction; stop before you're full.
  3. Snack smarter. Keep wholesome treats on hand- fruits, veggies, nuts, yogurt.
  4. Be grateful. A study showed that people who were coached to be appreciative showed a 23% decrease in cortisol.  Cortisol is a stress hormone and weakens your immune system, dehydrates you, reduces collagen (wrinkles!), reduces bone formation and much more! They suggest that every time you make a to-do or grocery list, start with a couple of things you are grateful for.
Most of this are things we know but a good reminder never hurts! We can do it!
I'm grateful for my sweet, healthy, loving boys:)

By the way, the only resolution I've ever made and kept was one I made with Chris.  It's a great one and completely made me a happier person. BE NICE! It's surprising how easy this is and how much it makes a difference in your life.  I do slip up and just need to remind myself every once and a while . . . 


  1. I just read this article last night. :-) Definitely a great reminder...and I think I'll steal your resolution. So simple but what a difference if everyone would just "be nice." Have a great day! ~Cherie H.

  2. You are one of the nicest people I know! Your brother agrees as well!!

  3. love the pic too! your boys are so darling! and growing so fast!